Judith Smith. Psychodynamic Psychotherapist registered with BPC.

Judith Smith. Psychodynamic Psychotherapist registered with BPC.


07541 330814

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About me

I am an experienced Psychodynamic Psychotherapist registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC).  Psychodynamic Psychotherapy is a longer term treatment which helps you to increase your awareness of your unconscious inner world and the impact this has on your past and current relationships.  Psychodynamic Psychotherapy is an analytic and developmental model which aims for deep seated and lasting change in emotional stability and wellbeing and promotes deeper satisfaction and meaning in all aspects of interactional life.

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I currently work both privately and in the NHS as an Adult Psychotherapist in Newcastle and Sunderland.  I am a clinical member of The North of England Association for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (NEAPP) and I am an active member of the NEAPP ethics committee.  I am also the custodian of the NEAPP library of analytic theory and literature.

I offer supervision to medical trainees and trainees in counselling.  I teach analytic theory on NEAPP delivered courses, specifically in phases in childhood and adolescence and early adulthood.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have over thirty years experience working in mental health in the NHS.  Prior to qualifying as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist I was a registered mental nurse (RMN) and I have experience working with all aspects of mental health including Anxiety, Depression, drug and alcohol addiction and Psychosis.  I worked for many years in the Early Intervention in Psychosis service with young people experiencing first episode psychosis and I have extensive experience working with young people with distressing psychological difficulties.

I completed a Diploma in Psychotherapy with the Tavistock and Portman clinic in London then I went on to complete the qualifying course in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy with The North of England Association for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists (NEAPP). I have also completed a Foundation course in Group Analysis.

My particular areas of expertise and interest are working with adult survivors of childhood trauma, working with young people with developmental difficulties (self-harm, problems with body image, failure to progress through transitional periods), and adults with difficulties in emotional wellbeing and relationships.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

As I offer an analytical approach I work with any adult wishing to understand themselves in order to facilitate change. I advise anyone considering undergoing a Psychotherapy with me to research this as it is different to counselling and counselling psychotherapy. Information is offered on the BPC website and on the Internet.


£50.00 per session.

Further information

I believe that everyone deserves the right to good mental health and a satisfying emotional life regardless of their individual circumstances. I am the only Psychodynamic Psychotherapist working in Sunderland registered with the BPC.  Because of my long service in mental health in the NHS in Sunderland I have a good understanding of the nature and impact of life in this area and I regularly campaign to local and central government for improvements to our green spaces and the provision of mental health services in Sunderland.

Maps & Directions

Sunderland, SR6

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes


9.30 -19.30 Wednesdays. Evening and early morning sessions available.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults