Teresa Finlay - UKCP accredited Psychoanalytic and Relational Psychotherapist

Teresa Finlay - UKCP accredited Psychoanalytic and Relational Psychotherapist

East Sussex


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East Sussex


About me

I am a qualified and accredited psychoanalytic psychotherapist with over 10 years’ experience of working with clients experiencing emotional and mental health difficulties. I have extensive experience of working with the following:

- anxiety

- depression

- low mood

- poor self-esteem

- reduced motivation

- perfectionism

- disordered eating

- self-harm

-  emotionally unstable/borderline personality disorder

-  emotional intensity

I have a particular interest and specialism in working with all forms of emotional intensity, attachment issues and difficulties in interpersonal relationships (be that with partners, friends, family, work colleagues).

I aim to help clients gain understanding and insight into their difficulties, to feel more in control of their lives, achieve greater contentment and balance and find healthy coping strategies to manage difficult experiences.

Since qualifying I have completed further CPD training in trauma-focused models, mindfulness interventions and Mentalization Based Therapy which is recommended for treatment of Borderline and Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder.

I have also completed the STEPS training via the NHS so am qualified to offer short-term skills-based interventions as well as open-ended therapy.

I offer a 30 minute initial meeting for £20. 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.

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

I am also nearing completion of my training as a Clinical Supervisor with the Guild of Psychotherapists.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Other areas of counselling I deal with

Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder

Emotional Intensity

Borderline Personality Disorder

Self Harm

Mentalization Based Therapy


Relational Psychotherapy


£45.00 to £55.00

Maps & Directions

Brighton, BN1
Hove, BN3

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


I am currently available on Tuesday mornings and Thursday evenings.

Types of client