Mary⠀Clare de⠀Echevarria, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Mary⠀Clare de⠀Echevarria

London W1W English, Spanish
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Mary⠀Clare de⠀Echevarria, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Mary⠀Clare de⠀Echevarria

London W1W English, Spanish
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My Approach

My approach to therapy is very practical: I think that it should free you from symptoms and distress, and also enable you to do things that you couldn’t do before, to feel real happiness, to have warm, supportive relationships, if you don’t already, and a fulfilling life.

If you have had therapy before, you may find working with me quite different. I will answer all your questions and help you to understand yourself and make sense of your life, target the root causes of difficulties in the present and help your brain to rewire and create more adaptive networks. This can be done in many different ways, but EMDR is the quickest and most user-friendly. You will learn to reduce anxiety and make yourself feel better and stronger when you need to. You will also discover or rediscover the skills and capacities that will enable you to stand up for yourself and to feel alive, peaceful, competent, confident and connected in day-to-day life.

I learned to work with developmental trauma and dissociative disorders ‘from the bottom up’, from my own experience of healing and integration during a 7-year integrative psychotherapy, while practising yoga, and the many skilled teachers from whom I learned, taught me the power of working with the body to heal complex trauma. At the same time, I started reading everything I could find on understanding and working with trauma and dissociation, including the most recent developments, and attending courses and seminars. For instance, among many other courses, mostly in person, I have completed Dr Bessel van der Kolk's Intensive Trauma Treatment and The Body Keeps the Score, Deborah Korn's Working with Complex Trauma: Optimal Integration of Treatment Models, at the Cape Cod Institute in the US, Sarah Schlote's Fundamentals of Somatic Experiencing, EMDR Europe Standard Accredited Training and Consultant Training, and advanced EMDR courses with Laurel Parnell in Attachment-Focused EMDR, Mark Brayne in Attachment-Informed EMDR and Dolores Mosquera in The Progressive Approach to EMDR and working with intimate partner violence, Arne Hofmann in the treatment of depression, Christiaan Vinkers on the integration of psychological and biological determinants of stress and trauma and new interventions, Arun Mansukhani on EMDR in intimate relationships, Susanne Leutner on EMDR, Ego States and Resilience, Jan Gysi on the differential diagnosis of CPTSD, partial DID and DID and implications for treatment, Ignacio Jarero on the AIP theoretical model and the expansion of the understanding of resilience, Manuela Spadoni on working with attachment to the perpetrator and Deborah Korn on fostering resilience in complex trauma survivors using EMDR.

As therapists we are all learning all the time, and I continue to update my work through reading, consultation with colleagues, practising yoga and attending courses and conferences, most recently the EMDR Europe 2022 conference in Valencia.

You are welcome to visit my website,, and email if you would like any more information.

Mary Clare

About Me

There has been a paradigm shift in psychotherapy over recent decades, and we now have a much clearer, more specific understanding of how unresolved adverse experiences shape us and our beliefs about life, and how they can be healed. The way I work integrates many different modalities, including the most up-to-date trauma treatment models: integrative, relational psychotherapy, Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy, EMDR, Attachment-Focused EMDR, ego state therapy, the Structural Dissociation Model, Internal Family Systems, Somatic Experiencing, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, yoga therapy and transpersonal psychotherapy. As an EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner and Consultant in Training, I weave EMDR into my work to enhance and accelerate every other modality.

My areas of specialisation are:
• Difficulties in relationships
• Inability to make a decision, or to do things that you want to do, 'stuckness', sabotaging yourself
• Acute or recurring anxiety or depression, panic attacks, nightmares, suicidal thoughts
• Not knowing who you are or what you want, or not being able to assert yourself
• Emotional, physical or sexual abuse
• CPTSD, complex trauma, otherwise known as developmental or attachment trauma, dissociation, 'work with parts'
• Bereavement, too much loss or change, loss of meaning or purpose
• Supervision and consultation in working with PTSD, CPTSD and complex developmental trauma, for psychotherapists,  psychologists and psychiatrists. 

I work with

  • Individuals
  • Private healthcare referrals

Special Interests

Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Transpersonal Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Abuse
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Illness
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Employment Difficulties
  • Gender
  • Infertility
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Parents
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Private Practice Issues
  • Sex Problems
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexuality
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicide
  • Supervision
  • Terminal Illness
  • Trauma
  • Workplace Counselling

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term
  • Face to Face - Short Term
  • Online Therapy

London Office

17 Gosfield Street
London W1W 6HE
United Kingdom

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Fee: £140

Please note that I am not currently working in my Central London office. Fortunately psychotherapy and EMDR work perfectly online.


Mainly for supervision/consultation - please talk to me

High Wycombe Office

Cryers Hill
High Wycombe HP15 6JP
United Kingdom

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Mainly for supervision/consultation - please talk to me

UKCP College

  • Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC)
Mary⠀Clare de⠀Echevarria

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London W1W

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