Dr Liana Amunts

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Cambridge CB5
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About me

I work with Individuals and Couples.


I am a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Psychologist, Neuroscientist, and Neuropsychoanalyst, working at the NHS in Specialist Adult Psychotherapy Services (Secondary Care). I am a member of BPC (British Psychoanalytical Council), INS (International Neuropsychanalysis Society) and BPS (British Psychological Society). 

We all might experience difficult times in life, feeling complicated feelings and struggling to understand what is going on for you and why - it is a normal occurrence. Using my knowledge and extensive experience as a psychotherapist, psychologist and neuropsychologist I offer a secure, confidential and non-judgmental space to enable the delicate journey of exploring the psyche.

In psychoanalytic psychotherapy, we will look together at how your past experiences continue to shape your present experiences and the choices you make. It could be that you have realised that you seem to repeat patterns in your life, including your relationship. You might have understood that some painful or complicated life experiences left you unsettled on many levels. Or you might feel that you need a safe space to think through, question and reflect on your past experiences, explore your present life and think about your future.

In the process of therapy, a greater understanding of your internal world will enable you to gain insight into the way you are operating and to understand yourself better. The therapeutic process will enable you to transform your life and your relationships and find your strengths.

As a Psychologist and Neuroscientist, I understand the neurobiological underpinnings of how we act, think, and feel. This informs my practice on many levels and provides me with a better understanding of the way we operate and of the way the process of transformation happens in the mind and the brain.

I work on an open-ended basis and have been seeing people once a week or more, depending on what is helpful to my patients. I work with couples and individuals. We would have an initial meeting to explore what brings you to therapy and decide whether psychoanalytic psychotherapy is right for you. We would meet on a regular weekly basis for a session of 50 minutes.

Usually, people seek therapy following some sort of an emotional crisis, a breakdown or a break-up in a relationship, loss and bereavement, even following positive experiences like becoming a parent. However, approaching therapy could also be a good way to achieve personal development and empowerment in your life on many levels.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold an MSc in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy from one of the well-established and known training bodies in London. I also hold a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience (Neuropsychology) and have extensive experience in Research into PsychoNeuroscience (Brain functioning) and NeuroPsychoanalysis.

I am a member of the BPC (British Psychoanalytic Council), BPS (British Psychological Society), INS (International Neuropsychanalysis Society) and BACP.

I have experience working with a wide range of emotional difficulties and issues (see below). I am practising at the NHS, Secondary Care, where I see patients from all walks of life with various mental health difficulties and severity. I work with individuals and couples.

I start working privately so to allow the appropriate space for people who want to come to therapy, but found it difficult, for whatever reasons, to do in the existing framework provision.

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.

British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Psychoanalytic Council
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Psychoanalytic Council

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Couple Psychodynamic psychotherapy


mood swings

depression and depressive feelings



traumatic repeated experiences


feeling confused and/or lost

anger related issues

relationship difficulties

difficulties in marriage

difficulties with children

difficulties in work


£95.00 - £150.00

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

When I work

My clinic located near Jesus Green in Cambridge. 

Further information

I abide by the BPC and BACP Code of Ethics. I am fully insured and engage in regular CPD and supervision to ensure that I provide the best standard therapy for my clients.

My clinic located near the Jesus Green in Cambridge. 

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB5

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB5

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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I supervise practitioners working psychoanalytically or psychodynamically and those who are interested in neuropsychoanalytic work.

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Dr Liana Amunts
Dr Liana Amunts