Goldhurst Terrace

Are you feeling depressed, anxious or stuck? Do you struggle with relationships, family, or at work? Are you finding it hard to recover after a loss or a traumatic experience? Perhaps you have reached a crossroads, but are uncertain how to move on.

Therapy offers a safe place to talk about what’s on your mind.

My name is Lisa Vaughan. I am a qualified, experienced psychotherapist and psychoanalyst, based in West Hampstead, north-west London. I am a registered member of the British Psychoanalytic Association (BPA), the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and the United Kingdom Council For Psychotherapy (UKCP).
Find out more about my professional qualifications and experience

I offer psychotherapy, psychoanalysis and psychodynamic counselling to adults dealing with a range of emotional issues, including depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, or loss and trauma. I specialise in medium- to longer-term work, but I am also available for shorter-term therapy.

Therapy can help

Most people experience emotional difficulties at some point in their lives. Psychotherapy can help us to work through our problems and understand ourselves better.

People seek therapy for many reasons. Some want help with an emotional issue or specific situation, or to identify and explore confusing feelings or symptoms. Others come to make sense of unresolved issues from the past, to address unwanted or repetitive behaviour patterns, or because they want more out of life. Sharing your difficulties and dilemmas through therapy can bring relief, offer a new perspective, and through greater self-awareness, open up the possibility of change and furthering your potential.

Psychotherapy can help with a wide range of issues, including:

  • Anxiety, stress depression or finding it hard to cope
  • Difficulty making, sustaining or ending relationships
  • Managing loss - including serious illness, bereavement, separation and divorce
  • Lack of confidence, low self-esteem or feelings of underachievement
  • Difficulty adjusting after relocation or other changes
  • Work-related problems, including redundancy
  • Feeling isolated, lonely, detached or empty
  • Self-destructive or unwanted behaviour patterns, self-harming or suicidal thoughts
  • Issues around food, weight and shape
  • Wanting to understanding yourself better
  • Finding it hard to let go of the past
  • Challenges of infertility, post-natal depression, parenthood, and mid-life crises
  • Panic attacks or phobias
  • Family crisis or conflict
  • Issues of identity or sexuality
  • Trouble managing anger or other difficult feelings
  • Disappointment that life isn’t working out as you hoped
  • A readiness for change, but uncertainty about how to get there
Consulting room

Therapy in Swiss Cottage
North West London

I offer psychotherapy, psychoanalysis and psychodynamic counselling in Swiss Cottage, Northwest London, NW6, convenient for central London and north London. My private practice is easy to reach using Jubilee or Metropolitan Underground Lines, major bus routes, and Thameslink and London Overground rail links.

Find out more about how therapy works, my professional qualifications and fees.

To make an appointment now, phone me on 07881 951741 or send an email to Please leave a message; your call will be answered promptly and confidentially.

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If you are in immediate crisis and need urgent help, I would urge you to contact your GP, the Samaritans or visit your local A&E or the Mind website