Psychotherapy North West

Service Location

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Contact Details

Abraham Cowley Unit
St Peter's Hospital
Holloway Hill
KT16 0AE

Telephone Number: 01932 723787

Opening Times

Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm

Contact Names

Consultant Psychiatrist : Dr V Neelima Reddi

Service Description

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy is a talking therapy which aims to help people to understand what their past relationships and experiences mean to them and the ways in which they affect their lives now.

Difficult experiences throughout life can have lasting effects on how we think and feel, and the way we relate to other people around us.  Some of these links may be easy to understand, but there may be others of which we are less well aware and yet they lead us to feel and behave in ways which we don’t understand and seem unable to change. Some of these difficulties are likely to emerge in the relationship with the therapist who is trained to help people to identify and gain control over these feelings and behaviours.

We offer individual and group psychotherapy, with some specialist groups, such as a Young Person’s Group for people aged from 18 to mid-twenties.

There is also an 18 month programme aimed specifically for those with a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder. The programme, run jointly with the Art Therapy department, uses a Mentalisation Based Treatment approach and complements the MBT Course run by Specialist Psychology. It is an intensive therapy programme, comprising three distinct components a week; an individual session, a talking therapy group and an art therapy group.

Length of therapy

Usually psychotherapy involves meeting regularly once a week over a period and at a time agreed by you and your psychotherapist.

Group therapy sessions meet weekly and each session last between 1 - 1½ hours.  Some groups meet for a set period of time; others will be ongoing, in which case a commitment of at least a year is usually necessary.

  • Dr V Neelima Reddi - Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy
  • Pauline McCann - Psychotherapy Secretary
  • Lisa Welsh - Psychotherapy Secretary
  • Kendall Collinson - Principal Adult Psychotherapist
  • Jane Boots - Adult Psychotherapist
  • Mirek Boniecki - Group Psychotherapist

WTE Clinicians - 3.8

Referral form
Health professionals within the Trust can download a copy of our referral form, to be completed and returned to the Psychotherapy Department at the Abraham Cowley Unit.

To find us, please use the map on the right or download a printable map.

Areas Covered

Runnymede , Spelthorne , Woking

Referral Process

If you are over the age of 18 you may be referred for a Psychotherapy assessment by either your GP, or other Health and Social Care Professionals. Referrals to the MBT programme should be made by health professionals on a special PD Referral Form and sent to us at the Abraham Cowley Unit.