Teresa Finlay - UKCP accredited Psychotherapist and Supervisor

Teresa Finlay - UKCP accredited Psychotherapist and Supervisor

Brighton And Hove

East Sussex

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About me

I am a qualified and accredited psychotherapist and clinical supervisor with over 10 years experience of working with clients experiencing emotional and mental health difficulties. I have trained in psychoanalytic/psychodynamic, CBT and mentalization based treatments.

I have extensive experience of working with the following:

- anxiety and panic attacks

- depression

- low mood

- relationship issues

- poor self-esteem

- miscarriage and termination

- perfectionism

- disordered eating

- self-harm

- emotionally unstable/borderline personality disorder

- emotional intensity

- eating disorders

- trauma

- employment issues/work related stress

Counselling and Psychotherapy provides a safe environment to talk through difficult thoughts, feelings and experiences with a qualified and impartial professional. Sometimes it can be helpful to talk to someone outside of your family or friendship group who will not offer advice or try to solve your difficulties but rather will help guide you to make the best decisions for yourself.

I have a range of trainings and as such will tailor my approach towards individual client needs.

With some clients I predominantly work using a psychodynamic and relational framework, looking at how past experiences have an on-going influence on our current thoughts, feelings and relationships. I also pay attention to internal conflict and ways in which we may work against ourselves.

In other cases I may use a more goal orientated, solution focused method.
I aim to help clients gain understanding and insight into their issues, to feel more in control of their lives, to achieve greater contentment and balance and to find healthy coping strategies to manage their difficulties.

As well as my core disciplines I have also taken additional courses in mindfulness techniques, trauma and training through the Foundation for Infant Loss.

I work from two consulting rooms, one in central Brighton and the other in West Hove.If you would like to book an initial appointment with me please contact me via this website or at teresafinlaytherapy@gmail.com.

Training, qualifications & experience

Between 2002 and 2005 I completed my counselling training, graduating with an Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling from Lambeth College in London.

From 2006 to 2012 I trained as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist (UKCP accredited) with the Arbours Association in North London. During this time I worked as a Resident Therapist at a therapeutic community and saw individual clients through the Arbours Psychotherapy Service and as an honorary therapist with the Women's Therapy Centre, London.

I have a basic and Advanced Diploma in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and have undertaken further CPD in trauma focused models, mindfulness and through the Foundation for Infant Loss.

I have a basic and Practitioner Level Certificates in Mentalization Based Treatment and have completed the NHS STEPPS training both of which are recommended for treatment of Borderline and Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder.

I have also completed my training as a Clinical Supervisor with the Guild of Psychotherapists.

Since 2013 I have been working in private practice and with referrals from a local clinic. I currently also work as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist and Supervisor at the University of Sussex.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder

Emotional Intensity

Borderline Personality Disorder

Self Harm

Mentalization Based Therapy


Relational Psychotherapy

Foundation for Infant Loss


£50.00 - £55.00 for individual therapy and supervision.

Maps & Directions

Brighton And Hove, BN3
Brighton, BN2

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Types of client


Supervision & training

I qualified as a clinical supervisor through the Guild of Psychotherapists in London and have experience of offering both individual and group supervision to trainee and qualified counsellors, psychotherapists and other mental health professionals including Specialist Mental Health Mentors working in Higher Education.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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