Emily Pailthorpe

Emily Pailthorpe

MM (Hons), BA (Hons), MA (Hons)

Emily is an Integrative Psychotherapist, Emotional Processing Coach and world-class performing musician with over 20 years experience of helping clients process emotion and find their optimum flow. Her pioneering approach has made her in demand internationally.


Personal Profile

Emily's kind, perceptive and non-judgemental presence, as well as her wealth of experience and knowledge, have made her invaluable to clients suffering with anxiety, past trauma and life's difficulties. She uses the latest research in neuroscience and theory-led techniques within a person-led therapeutic approach to deliver powerful, results-focused therapy which is transformational for her patients. Her patients have experienced deep healing of issues they have struggled with for years, many times even in one session.

For anyone whose coping strategies have run out, when repressed experiences surface, emotional processing can be a vital and powerful tool. Additionally, the peak-performance side of Emily's practice will appeal to high-achieving and creative individuals.

Qualifications and Experience

  • MA in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, BACP accredited training
  • MM (Hons) with award for the most outstanding in her field, Juilliard School, NY
  • BA (Hons) Yale University
  • Internal Family Systems Training
  • Integral Eye Movement Therapy Certification
  • Presidential Scholar in the Arts, Washington D.C. 
  • NHS Counsellor
  • Workshop Leader and Motivational Speaker, Interlochen Center for the Arts 

Areas of Expertise

  • Integrative Psychotherapy
  • Trauma Healing 
  • Processing Anxiety
  • Life Transitions
  • Peak Performance 

Emotional Processing & Psychotherapy with Emily

Emily offers 1:1 therapy tailored to each individual. Her kind, perceptive and non-judgemental presence, as well as her understanding of the latest research in neuroscience and theory-led techniques, have made her invaluable to clients suffering with anxiety, past trauma and life's difficulties. Emily delivers gentle yet powerful, results-focused therapy which is transformational for her clients. 

Emily Pailthorpe at The Door W4

Book a session or a free 15 minute phone consultation with Emily today and take the first step towards positive change.


Emotional Processing & Psychotherapy with Emily

Individual 1 hour Session - £180

Book an Initial Consultation

Contact The Door W4 to book an appointment to start taking care of your wellbeing and begin positive change. Emily is at the Clinic every Tuesday.


I looked for counselling following the loss of my baby. I didn't know what to expect and felt very vulnerable sharing about such a sensitive subject. After the first session with Emily I felt at ease, I felt listened to without any judgement: understood and cared for. I am very grateful for my sessions with Emily.

— Ann

When I came to see Emily I was in a dark place. The work with Emily was transformational: she was a fearless partner who gave me the courage to look at the deep trauma of my past. I always felt safe and held in our sessions and am incredibly grateful for the calm, caring wisdom she gave to me in our session.

— Louise

A friend recommended Emily when my marriage and young children were all feeling too much. I'd never had any therapy before but my anxiety was bad - I needed to do something. Emily was easy to talk with. She understood me, where I was coming from. In very few sessions I got back on track. I would highly recommend her.

— Richard

I can't thank Emily enough. It would not be an exaggeration to say that she saved my life. When we started working together I could hardly leave my house and I am now performing again. Emily was calm, unfazed, wise. I felt I could tell her anything and she would understand.

— Jessica

I was finding it hard to put my finger on why I wasn’t working to my best ability. Emily helped me uncover some underlying issues which were holding me back and it’s a huge relief to feel like myself again.

— Hugo

Articles from Emily

Introducing Emotional Processing and Psychotherapy at the Door W4

Introducing Emotional Processing and Psychotherapy at the Door W4

Starting Emotional Processing or Psychotherapy is undoubtedly one of the most powerful decisions you can make as addressing your mental health and your inner world has a ripple effect throughout your life. At a time when there is shortage of effective psychotherapy available, we are thrilled that Emily will be offering sessions with us on Tuesdays.

6 Tips to Relieve Holiday Stress

6 Tips to Relieve Holiday Stress

Depending on which study you consult, anywhere from 38-70% of us experience increased stress during the Christmas Season. It's a time of year where expectations rise and resources can feel short.

Let's see how wisdom gained in psychotherapy can be applied to this particularly vibrant time of year. Here are 6 tips to relieve the holiday stress (with a few more tucked in if you look!):

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