Psychodynamic Counselling in Guildford

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Aude Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
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Hello and welcome to my page, My name is Aude and I am a BACP registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and Neuro-linguistic programming Coaching Practitioner. I aim to offer a safe and calm approach rooted in compassion and understanding to fit your needs, challenges and concerns. As an integrative counsellor for adults and young people (min 11y old), my approach incorporates humanistic, person-centred, psychodynamic , mindfulness, life coaching, and CBT modalities, which are tailored to my client's individual needs.
01793 540243
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Guildford GU2
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Rebecca Hitch
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
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I draw on a range of approaches (integrative, psychodynamic , creative & systemic).
Hello. You're probably here because you are finding life difficult in some way. Life can be really hard, and it can sometimes feel even harder looking for support. As a therapist I love helping people with that by providing a safe, non-judgemental space to explore and work through some of these difficult things together. In therapy we do this through developing a 'therapeutic relationship'. This means that we commit to working together over a sustained period of time to understand and process what is going on, so that positive to change can begin to happen. This isn't always easy, but it's absolutely worth it.
01483 968083
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Guildford GU2
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Dr Emilia Szmigielska
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
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Trauma-Focused CBT, Feminist Therapy, Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Person-Centred Therapy, Systemic Therapy, Positive Psychology and Coaching.
I can help with various difficulties such as anxiety, depression, self-harm, addictions, low self-esteem, ADHD, narcissistic abuse, panic attacks, OCD, trauma, bereavement, PTSD, anger management, social anxiety, relationship issues, sexuality, disordered eating, body image, body appreciation, parenthood, abortion, career change, lack of motivation and many others. As an integrative therapist I use various therapeutic techniques such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT),
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Guildford GU2
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Rodney Dee
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
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1 Endorsed
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Starting therapy can be daunting so it’s important that you identify a therapist and an approach to working that feels right for you. As an art psychotherapist, I am open, honest and inclusive with considerable experience supporting children, adolescents and young adults in schools and community settings. My approach to working is psychodynamic - I’m interested in how past events may have affected you, both consciously and unconsciously, influencing the way you think, feel and behave. Should talking about your experiences be too difficult, I may encourage you to try different creative techniques as an alternate means of expression.
01252 988513
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Guildford GU1
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Jo Gee
Psychotherapist, PhD, MUKCP
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I work using a range of different evidence-based therapies and techniques, including DBT, psychodynamic , CBT, solution focused and MBCT, helping clients to explore past, current or future concerns.
I am a clinical psychotherapist specialising in women’s mental health and adolescents, individually and through groups. My specialist areas include women and mums (pregnancy, postnatal anxiety, postnatal depression and birth trauma), and personality disorders online and in Surrey and London. I am BACP and UKCP accredited, having completed a PhD and MSc at the University of Roehampton, alongside BI DBT Intensive Training and MBCT Training. I have a wealth of experience in NHS, forensic and private settings, including the Priory Group, and work alongside psychiatrists and mental health teams in Surrey and London.
07400 297958
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Guildford GU2
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Maddy Coates
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
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I use person centred, psychodynamic and systemic practices to inform the support given,.
I am a Relate trained counsellor offering therapy to individuals and couples. I help people who are impacted by issues around the way they relate to others and are struggling to achieve improvement in this area. This may involve looking at underlying issues, patterns of conflict, communication challenges, parental differences, feelings about roles and responsibilities, beliefs from childhood and other difficult life obstacles. I support peoples thoughts and feelings around their difficulties so that they can be examined in a new light that allows them to develop a new way of relating and managing difference.
07401 271240
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Guildford GU1
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Annika Savage
Counsellor, MBACP
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I am a qualified integrative counsellor working from a psychodynamic perspective.
You may be feeling low, depressed, anxious, angry or experience bereavement or grief. This can feel overwhelming and leave you needing some support and you may find at this time counselling could help. My approach is warm, emphatic, and confidential giving you an opportunity to feel heard and supported. I understand how hard it is to make that first contact and to talk about what is troubling you and I aim to make that first conversation as comfortable as possible.
07723 575503
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Guildford GU4
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Kathryn Woodward
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
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As an integrative practitioner, I am trained in three main therapeutic approaches - person-centred, psychodynamic & CBT.
Hi, I’m Kathryn – a qualified Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist. We all face times in our life when things feel less than easy. For some, a particular aspect of life may feel overwhelming. For others, their entire situation may feel desperate. Some may simply feel that they want an opportunity to understand themselves better, to be the ‘best’ that they can be. Whatever your current experience, Counselling & Psychotherapy gives you the opportunity to ‘unpack’ what is happening for you with a qualified individual, held safely, and in confidence.
01252 986470
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Guildford GU2
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The Psychology Company
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
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We are a small team of highly trained and experienced Chartered Psychologists providing a range of evidence based therapies including CBT, Mindfulness based approaches, Compassion Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy, DBT informed therapy and Psychodynamic Therapy.
We work with people with a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, low self esteem, chronic health difficulties, eating disorders, emotional instability and self destructive coping patterns. In your initial consultation we will explore what brings you to therapy and make a plan for how we will work together. We offer evidenced based structured therapy to help you move forwards in your life. Most of is have doctorates in Clinical or Counselling Psychology and we have all undertaken many years of training and have a wealth of experience working in the NHS and the private sector.
01483 363058
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Louise Marie O'Connell
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
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  My theoretical approach is the Clarkson Relational Model which integrates three key schools of counselling psychotherapy theory: Psychodynamic , Humanistic and Transpersonal.
Hello I am BACP Accredited Counsellor Psychotherapist plus Clinical Supervisor, I have over 12 years experience of working within both Private Practice and the NHS.  My clients include adult individuals who wish to work on: depression, low mood, anxiety, stress, low self esteem, lack of confidence, bereavement, and other personal loss, trauma and relationship difficulties.  In addition, I also support those who wish to work on personal development, or create more fulfilment and happiness in their lives.
01689 667427
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Kirstie Eames
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
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1 Endorsed
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1 Endorsed
I use a combination of person- centred therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Transactional analysis, Psychodynamic including attachment and the Empowerment model within my practice.
My name is Kirstie Eames and I’m here to help and support you to gain the skills you need to make a positive move forward. I offer one to one Integrative and Trauma counselling in a safe, confidential, Empathetic, non-judgemental space for you to be able to promote healing, build self-awareness, build self-esteem and to be heard to help you move forward in your life. As a trauma informed therapist I can provide a grounded presence where you can begin to explore your trauma while feeling safe, listened to, and held. I also work with more generalised mental health such as depression, all anxiety, PD's, behaviour disorders and OCD
01268 202997
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Dr Sandra Darmanin
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
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I am trained in psychodynamic therapy and attachment theory.
I am a licenced clinical psychologist and member of the HCPC in the UK and the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA) and having trained as a clinical psychologist at the Wright Institute in Berkeley and Yale University. I have been providing therapy to male and female clients for over 20 years and have accumulated a wealth of experience in working with adults with complex presentations. I have an expertise in working with depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, relationships, workplace issues and substance use.
01260 542106
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Megan Henrich
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
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I am a chartered counselling psychologist, trained in several therapeutic modalities, including Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, and Humanistic approaches. I work integratively, meaning that I draw from different evidence-based therapeutic techniques in order to provide therapy that is tailored to suit my client’s individual needs and goals. I have worked with adults in varied settings, including charitable organisations, NHS community mental health teams, and NHS inpatient settings; I currently work in the NHS and private practice.
01276 740024
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Westray Psychotherapy and Counselling
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
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Anxiety? Stress? low self esteem? are you finding things difficult? Sometimes you just need the space to talk. I can help you to find peace in your life. I am a warm and approachable, UK based, state registered Psychotherapist accredited with the HCPC. I have an MA in Art Psychotherapy and I am also certified in Mental Health First Aid and NLP. I work from a client centred, integrative stance leading from a relational psychodynamic perspective. We explore deeply, discover and then take action if required
0117 325 4331
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Warren Vinciguerra
Counsellor, MBACP
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Through my experience of nearly two decades of working within the mental health industry, I have continued to develop my empathy skills, along with a strong sense of compassion for my clients. I have the energy and motivation to wholeheartedly help my clients change. Over the course of my years in practice I have had the honour to participate in different treatment programmes, within a variety of contextual settings. This has included having the privilege to work at some of Europe’s best private clinics such as; Smarmore Castle, Lifeworks Community and Promis Clinics. I also have experience of working in a UK prison and a college.
07401 773492
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Guildford GU2
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Charlotte Ord
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
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Having spent over a decade working in the health and fitness industry prior to training as a psychologist, I have a particular interest in issues relating to the body, including weight, eating disorders, body dissatisfaction, and pain. I have extensive experience working with people in larger bodies and am an advocate of health at every size and body diversity. I also have a strong interest in LGBTQ+ issues and am experienced in working with clients who struggle with a range of other difficulties including anxiety, depression, loneliness, bereavement and life transitions. I am able to support adults and young people aged sixteen +.
01483 930169
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Guildford GU1
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Heidi Renton
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Sometimes relationships can seem such a struggle. Difficulties with trust and commitment, the arrival of children, redundancy, ill-health, infidelity, 'empty nest' syndrome, retirement, bereavement - these can all pose significant challenges to our ability to form and maintain a loving, emotionally fulfilling connection. Maybe you are at a crisis point, feel stuck, or are trying to work out whether or not to separate? You might be unhappy with your sexual relationship. If you feel like you need some help, I will listen and support without judgement, and can offer you counselling that is professional, sensitive and confidential.
01483 930126
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Guildford GU1
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Oskari Pentikainen
Counsellor, MBACP
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Life can feel hard at times. I am here to walk alongside you towards greater wellbeing. My name is Oskari, I am an integrative counsellor, and offer a warm, compassionate and safe space for self-exploration and healing. I have two decades' experience working in different helping professions. I believe that within you have the necessary guidance and potential for growth and healing waiting to be revealed. Whether you seek to unburden, make sense, a relief from painful experience, or maybe heal the unresolved, counselling can help in moving towards new way of being. Counselling is always a personal journey, something I deeply honour.
0121 270 2170
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Guildford GU2
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The Practice
Psychotherapist, MBACP
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We can all have difficulties in everyday life and encounter problems that we simply find hard to cope with alone. You may feel worried, anxious, low, confused, isolated or may be experience difficulties in relationships. You may be suffering from feelings of low self esteem or low self confidence. You may have been diagnosed with anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, depression, or maybe you are just feeling sad. When these feelings and thoughts persist and become overwhelming it may be difficult to know which way to turn.
07480 486415
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Guildford GU1
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Valerie Arthur
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
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Life can feel anything but smooth sometimes. Relationships and experiences from both your past and your present can make you feel anxious, depressed or simply overwhelmed. Counselling can help you to make sense of these feelings. It can offer you the opportunity to reflect upon the place you have reached- away from the 'noise' and competing demands of everyday life. I believe that we all have the inner resources to thrive (and not just survive) and counselling can be the vehicle to tap into this potential. By offering you a non-judgemental space I can help you to untangle your feelings and develop new perspectives.
01793 540728
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Guildford GU2
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Psychodynamic Counsellors

Is psychodynamic therapy evidence-based?

Studies have found psychodynamic therapy to be effective in treating conditions like social anxiety, eating disorders, chronic pain, some personality disorders, and depression; indeed, some studies have found it to be just as effective as CBT or medication. What’s more, several studies have found that the benefits of psychodynamic therapy tend to endure—even grow—long after treatment has ended.

How long does psychodynamic therapy last?

Unlike CBT and other more structured forms of therapy, psychodynamic therapy tends to be open-ended and may not be limited to a set number of sessions. It is common for clients to be in therapy for a year or longer and to see their therapist one to three times a week, though the exact schedule and timeline may vary depending on a client’s challenges and progress. However, brief psychodynamic therapy is available, which tends to be more goal-oriented and typically unfolds over 16 to 30 sessions.

Does psychodynamic therapy work?

Research finds that psychodynamic therapy can help someone manage or reduce symptoms of diagnosable mental health conditions like depression or anxiety. The modality may also offer a range of benefits that are harder to measure but just as valuable—such as increased self-worth or healthier relationships. While no therapy type will work for everyone, research and anecdotal evidence suggest that psychodynamic therapy can be highly effective.

What are the limitations of psychodynamic therapy?

Some meta-analyses have concluded that there is little evidence to suggest that psychodynamic therapy can effectively treat certain mental health conditions such as PTSD, OCD, or psychosis, though it is sometimes used to do so. More broadly, the open-ended, free-association structure of psychodynamic therapy may be frustrating for clients who prefer a more structured, time-limited, or goal-oriented approach.