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 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.

In addition to open-ended counselling, I have a particular interest in time-limited psychodynamic therapy (12-20 sessions) and am able to offer this where desired and appropriate.

I work with people of 18 and over in private practice, and am particularly experienced in working with young adults (18-30).

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 initially trained to work with individual adults of working age in open-ended psychodynamic counselling, and have since been employed as a counsellor and clinical supervisor in a university counselling service where I gained extensive experience of providing time-limited counselling for 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), where I worked in time-limited psychodynamic psychotherapy with people experiencing emotional and interpersonal difficulties secondary to mental illness.

In addition to private practice, I am currently employed as a Senior Counsellor in an NHS primary care psychological therapies service, as a clinical supervisor in a local counselling agency, and as an academic tutor on a BACP and BPC-accredited Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling.

BACP-Accredited Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (WPF)

I undertake regular and appropriate CPD, which has included additional training in short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy (including Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy and Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy), mentalisation-based treatment, time-limited psychodynamic psychotherapy with adolescents, and clinical risk management.

I am a qualified clinical supervisor.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


My standard fee is £50 per session (50 minutes).

Please note: I offer some reduced rates for students, people on low incomes and benefits.

Further information

To arrange an appointment, please e-mail me at

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


I have a small number of vacancies for new clients - please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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