Curfew Bell Road,
Surrey KT16 9FG,
Telephone: 01932 587075
Service Manager: Dr V Neelima Reddi, Consultant Psychiatrist
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 lasts 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
- Kendall Collinson - Principal Adult Psychotherapist
- Jane Boots - Adult Psychotherapist
- Jean-Christophe Larkin - Group Psychotherapist
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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 Unither House.