About - Embleton Psychotherapy
Embleton Psychotherapy is a BACP registered psychotherapist based in Islington, London.
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About

I am a psychotherapist and writer, and the Director of the Music Industry Therapists & Coaches (MITC).  MITC deliver specialist psychotherapy and bespoke seminars for individuals and groups working in the music business.

 

My private practice is based in Mayfair, London, and I also work with international clients remotely via Zoom. I specialise in working with creatives, performers and those in the public eye.  Much of my work is with musicians, actors, artists, producers, writers, film directors, fashion designers, creative directors, agents, and people in high pressure positions.

 

I work as an attachment-based psychoanalytic psychotherapist with a splash of existential theory thrown in for good measure. I am also trauma-informed, meaning I have undergone trauma related trainings which enable me to work with trauma related disorders (PTSD, C-PTSD, dissociative disorders).

 

People come to therapy for myriad reasons – often they feel lost, ‘stuck’, anxious, depressed, or wish to understand themselves, improve their relationships, their self-perception, or cope better in day-to-day life. Giving voice to your experiences can be a healing and life-affirming experience. Some of the issues that my clients face include:

 

  • relationship, attachment and interpersonal issues
  • depression, anxiety, stress, anger and emotional difficulties
  • grief, loss and bereavement
  • addictions (food, drugs and alcohol, gambling, sex etc)
  • trauma, neglect, physical, sexual and mental abuse
  • identity, meaning and purpose
  • phobias
  • gender dysphoria
  • sexual and gender expression
  • receiving a clinical diagnosis

In therapy, we seek to understand your current position within the context of your past relationships – looking at the quality and availability of your significant relationships, past and current events, your inner world, self-construct and worldview.  We would work together to identify patterns between present and past as they arise.  As the great Quincy Jones said, ‘to get where you’re going, you need to know where you’ve come from’.

 

Prior to my training as a psychotherapist, I worked in the music industry as an event booker, promoter and artist manager.

 

As a writer, I am lead author of the forthcoming Touring & Health Manual, due for publication in 2022 by Omnibus Press.  The Manual pulls together experts in their fields, cutting-edge research, and tales of lived experience by high profile artists and touring professions. The book aims to provide practical support for touring difficulties like stress management, addiction, anxiety, disordered eating patterns, relationship dynamics, conflict & resolution, crisis management, trauma, sleep disruption, vocal health, hearing health, sexual health, post-tour depression, and much more.

 

I have contributed to articles for the likes of DJ Magazine, Metro, Refinery 29, Live, Stylist and VICE, and have been featured on panels at music industry conferences like Amsterdam Dance Event, International Music Summit, BBC Introducing, Brighton Music Conference, ILMC and Paris Electronica Week.

 

TRAINING

  • Babette Rothschild – Somatic Trauma Training (ongoing)
  • The Adult Attachment Interview Institute – Adult Attachment Interview Coding
  • The Bowlby Centre – Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Clinical Training
  • The Anna Freud Centre – Mentalization Based Treatment
  • Regent’s University – MA in Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • The Bowlby Centre – Attachment Theory in Clinical Practice
  • European Society for Trauma & Dissociation – Foundation in Trauma & Dissociation
  • The Institute of Psychoanalysis – lecture series
  • Birkbeck University – Certificate in Counselling skills
  • King’s College, London – Classical Studies BA (Hons)
  • Member of the European Society for Traumatic Dissociation.