Anthony Leyland PhD, MBACP (Accred.)

Anthony Leyland PhD, MBACP (Accred.)

The Psychotherapy Practice
2 University Road
SO17 1TJ

07884 632647

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The Psychotherapy Practice
2 University Road
SO17 1TJ

07884 632647

About me

I am a fully-qualified, experienced and professional psychodynamic counsellor (BACP Registered and Accredited).

I have worked in a variety of settings (NHS primary and secondary care, universities, schools, charities) with adults and young people. This breadth of experience, knowledge and understanding enables me to help clients to talk about and find a way through a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, bereavement and relationship problems, as well as complex areas such as difficulties in adult functioning secondary to childhood trauma and abuse.

My style of working is supportive, respectful and collaborative.

My task as psychodynamic counsellor is to help you to see yourself more clearly and know yourself better. This means helping you to face and make sense of what is troubling you, addressing not only the immediate symptoms that may bring you into counselling, but also helping you to discern and gain more control over underlying patterns in how you relate to yourself and other people.

I work with people of 18 and over in private practice.

My practice is located in private, comfortable therapy rooms in Southampton (adjacent to Southampton University, Highfield campus).

Please contact me by e-mail or phone to arrange an initial assessment appointment.

Training, qualifications & experience

I was trained to work with individual adults of working age in open-ended psychodynamic counselling, and this continues to serve as the foundation of my model of practice.

I have been employed as a counsellor and/or clinical supervisor in a variety of organisations - most recently as a Senior Counsellor in an NHS primary care psychological therapies service.

Prior to that, I worked for a charity providing counselling for young people, and as a counsellor and supervisor in a university counselling service where I gained extensive experience of working with students and university staff, on the full gamut of issues from low mood, panic, identity issues, trauma and abuse through to homesickness, loneliness, study-related problems and workplace stress.

I also spent two years as an honorary psychotherapist in an NHS community mental health team (CMHT) within Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, where I worked in time-limited psychodynamic psychotherapy with people experiencing emotional and interpersonal difficulties secondary to mental illness.

I have a particular interest in counselling and psychotherapy education and have worked for several years as a training supervisor and academic tutor on a BACP and BPC-accredited Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling. I now convene and chair the Southampton Psychodynamic Reading Group - an educational forum for licensed clinicians.

BACP-Accredited Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (WPF)

I undertake regular and appropriate CPD.

I am a qualified clinical supervisor.

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The initial session if for 90 minutes and costs £60. Thereafter, my standard fee is £50 per session (50 minutes).

Please note: I offer some reduced rates for students and people on low incomes. Reductions are negotiated on an individual basis, so please let me know if this is something you would like to discuss.

Further information

To arrange an appointment, please e-mail me at or telephone 07884 632647 (please leave a message).

I respond to messages as soon as possible. This is usually within 24 hours (on week days) but occasionally may be longer if I am out of town, or during holiday periods.

Maps & Directions

Southampton, SO17 1TJ

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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