• Home
  • >Dr Javier Malda Castillo, HCPC Reg. (D.Clin.Psy, M.Sc, B.Sc)

Dr Javier Malda Castillo, HCPC Reg. (D.Clin.Psy, M.Sc, B.Sc)

Liverpool, Merseyside, L17
Registered / Accredited
Liverpool, Merseyside, L17

About me

I am a Clinical Psychologist, chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC; Registration Number: PYL35936). I am also an ISTDP psychotherapist as well as an accredited MBT practitioner by the Anna Freud Centre London. I am the founder and director of ISTDP-North, the first company in the North west to deliver effective and evidence-based ISTDP interventions for individuals, groups and couples.

I have an extensive background and specialist clinical expertise in adult mental health difficulties. My approach to psychotherapy is ambitious, I seek not only to help you reduce your symptoms significantly but also to support you in having more fulfilling relationships and quality of life.


I currently work with adults experiencing a wide range of psychological and emotional difficulties both in the NHS and in private practice. I have specialist training in working with people who experience different issues such as anxiety, depression, self-harm, obsessive thinking, panic attacks, bereavement, anger, eating disorders interpersonal difficulties or low self-esteem among others.

Psychotherapies Offered

I have specialised and accredited training in the following treatment methods:

  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP)
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Mentalization Based Treatment (MBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)


I can provide therapy in English and Spanish.

Beginning of Therapy

(1) Telephone consultation

I offer an initial free 15 minute telephone consultation, in which you can briefly outline what you would like help with. This would allow us to decide whether is appropriate to arrange an initial assessment.

(2) Assessment

The initial assessment is longer, and can take up to three hours. This is usually divided in two different sessions. This would allow us time to get a comprehensive understanding of your difficulties, and design a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs.

(3) Follow-Up

If we both agree to work together, we will arrange follow-up appointments, which would usually be at a mutually agreed consistent day and time. Depending on the therapeutic approach and your needs, sessions can last 50, 60 or 90 minutes.

Training, qualifications & experience


Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (D.Clin.Psy.)
Lancaster University, UK

Masters in Health Psychology (MSc)
University College London (UCL), UK                                                                 

Masters in Psychology & Mental Health (MSc)
University of Deusto, Spain                                                                                         

Undergraduate Degree in Psychology (BSc)                                                            University of Deusto, Spain                                                                              

Specialist Therapy Training

Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) Core training: London, UK (3 years)

Mentalization Based Treatment (MBT),---Accredited Practitioner by Anna Freud Centre & British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) , London

Group Analytic Psychotherapy, Foundation & Diploma Courses, Group Analysis North (GAN), Bolton (2 years)

D58 Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust (2 years)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.


British Psychological Society

British Psychological Society

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Group therapy
  • Integrative
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Photos & videos


  • 75£-150£. My fees depend on different factors and circumstances. I also offer some reduced fee therapy slots. Please get in touch for further information.
  • I work with several insurance companies, who may be able to pay for your therapy (or assessments) if you are registered with them.
  • For more details please visit my website www.istdpnorth.com

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages Spanish/Italian


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


Monday-Friday 5 pm-9 pm

Wednesdays 7.00 am-8:30 am

Saturdays & Sundays 9 am-1pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Dr Javier Malda Castillo (DClinPsych) is a chartered Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

View supervision profile


Dr Javier Malda Castillo, HCPC Reg. (D.Clin.Psy, M.Sc, B.Sc)

Dr Javier Malda Castillo, HCPC Reg. (D.Clin.Psy, M.Sc, B.Sc)