Birch Psychotherapy

Counselling and psychotherapy
in Islington (Angel Station)
and online.

Why Therapy?

Have you been struggling with depression and anxiety? Do you feel your life has become stuck in repeating behaviours that are affecting your life? Have you been struggling with your relationships, or you have suffered from a recent loss?

Perhaps you would like to explore your thoughts and feelings in a warm and secure environment.

Here you will find some information to help you decide whether this might be the right approach for you, so you can work through your difficulties. 

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About Me

My name is Sofia Villalobos and I am a qualified psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist. I have a BA in Psychology, and a MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy from Birkbeck, University of London. I have experience working in the NHS,  private practice, and the charitable sector.

I am member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), and I adhere to their ethical framework and confidentiality.

The Process

Embarking on a therapeutic process is a big step and
It is important that you choose the right counsellor.
Psychotherapy is about finding a safe and containing space to explore together whatever is concerning you. It is a chance to work collaboratively to make sense of painful or difficult feelings, and from there to make a change.

How can I help you?

I work using a psychodynamic approach, which means we will explore links between your past and present bringing a deeper understanding of some of your difficulties not just the symptoms.

Psychodynamic psychotherapy can help you to make lasting changes to your relationships and emotional well-being. It brings awareness and understanding to the issues you are struggling with, and to understand why you feel the way you do, or why relationships have taken a particular form. With better self-awareness comes healthier ways of being and relating. It can also help with sudden challenges in life or losses.

How it works

I will provide with a safe and non-judgemental space where we can explore the issues you are finding challenging.

My areas of expertise are the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationships
  • Attachment disorder
  • Loneliness
  • Work related issues
  • Low self-esteem
  • Women’s issues
  • Loss

How to start

Send me an email and I will get back to you as soon as possible to arrange a ten-minute phone call.
This could be followed by a 50 minutes initial consultation where we will decide whether psychodynamic psychotherapy is appropriate for you, and if we feel we might work well together.
If we decide to continue, we will have weekly meetings of 50 minutes each at the same arranged time and day of the week.


Initial consultation £70
50 minute sessions £70