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About me

I am one of the few therapists in the MIdlands providing Attachment-Based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. This therapy can be particularly helpful for people with attachment difficulties, relationship problems, anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem, which stems from emotional insecurity, and /or trauma and abuse in childhood.

I also offer Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy, which again is not widely available on a private basis. This is a semi-structured 16 session psychodynamic therapy. It was developed to address depression and anxiety stemming from relationship difficulties. I have been very impressed with how effective it can be in helping people to change 'stuck' and unhelpful patterns of relating. It is well evidenced and is used in NHS settings.

An explanation of the difference between these therapies, and who they may be suitable for, can be found on my website.

I have more than 30 years of experience as a counsellor and psychotherapist, including 23 years working in NHS Primary Care services.

I do like to have a brief chat to people on the telephone prior to arranging an initial session, if this seems appropriate.  This is to get some sense of what someone's difficulties and needs are, and if the type of therapy I provide would be likely to be right for them, or if perhaps some other type of therapy may be more appropriate.  There is no charge for this.

Please follow the link to my website for further and more detailed information about these therapies, and how I work.

Training, qualifications & experience

UKCP Registered Attachment-Based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

BPC Accredited Dynamic Interpersonal Therapist

I have over 30 years of experience of working in the field of counselling and Psychotherapy.

I have worked in the Voluntary sector, within the NHS and in private practice.

Please follow the link to my website for further information about my training, qualifications and experience.

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.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy


Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£63 per 50 minute appointment


Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, I am currently working exclusively online and by telephone.

Further information

I do sometimes have concessionary spaces available.

Keys Psychotherapy & Counselling
131a Alcester Road
West Midlands
B13 8JP

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

My consulting room is on the top floor of the building, There is no lift, so unfortunately it is not accessible to wheelchair users. I do however, offer therapy online and by telephone.


Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I provide supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists.

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Lynn Abbott Attachment-Based Psychotherapist/Dynamic Interpersonal Therapist

Lynn Abbott Attachment-Based Psychotherapist/Dynamic Interpersonal Therapist