Teresa Finlay is an experienced, UKCP accredited Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor and Mentalization Based Practitioner. Teresa has over 15 years of clinical experience working in a therapeutic community, university counselling service, community-based clinics and in private practice.

Teresa started her career working in resettlement services for adults leaving prison and so, from the early days of her training and career, Teresa has had a particular interest in early childhood adversity, attachment and trauma and how this impacts our psychological and emotional development and relationship to ourselves and others.

For a number of years Teresa held a position as a Resident Therapist with the Arbours Association working in a therapeutic community providing a programme of group and individual therapy and arts-based therapies. Alongside this she trained as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist seeing clients both through the Arbours Association of Psychotherapists and The Women’s Therapy Centre in London.

Teresa then worked as a psychotherapist and clinical supervisor with the University of Sussex Counselling Service, where she also facilitated a group mentalization program. Teresa also worked as a Senior Accredited Therapist and Clinical Supervisor with The Therapy Clinic in Brighton and Hove, and in private practice.

Teresa works with individuals using an eclectic therapeutic approach, combining relational psychotherapy with attachment and trauma-informed approaches and mentalization.

Teresa has extensive experience of helping individuals living with the long-term impact of childhood and complex trauma. She is skilled at forming supportive and collaborative therapeutic relationships with a range of clients, including those with complicated interpersonal relationships and difficulties in managing intense emotions.

Teresa is accredited by the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists (UKCP) Membership no’ 2011163479.

  • Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
  • Certificate in Psychoanalytic Supervision
  • Transforming Trauma Programme
    Therapy North West, 45 hours, February – March 2024
  • Complex Trauma Certification Course Level 1 & 2
    PESI UK, February 2024
  • Introduction to Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy
    8 weeks, April – June 2023
  • Topic Orientated Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy (Relational)
    January – July 2022
  • Compassionate Enquiry with Gabor Mate
  • Transference Focused Psychotherapy
  • Certificate in Psychoanalytic Supervision
    2017 – 2018
  • Mentalization Based Treatment Practitioner Level
  • Basic and Advanced Certificates in CBT
  • Systems Training for Emotional Predictability and Problem Solving (STEPPS)
  • Working with Trauma
  • Mentalization Based Treatment (Basic Training)