Brian Underwood

Brian Underwood

Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
01455 841243

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Therapist - LEICESTER

01455 841243
Sessions from £40.00


  • Wheelchair accessible office

About me and my therapy practice

I have been a psychotherapist for 13 years supporting every age group and experienced a wide range of difficult issues. I was awarded the Diploma in Contemporary Psychodynamic Counselling with Distinction in 2006 from the University of Leicester. I am a registered Member of BACP.  Psychodynamic counselling is an approach that our behaviour and feelings as an adult are rooted in our childhood experiences. Our early experiences of how we are treated as children can be repeated in how others treat us as adults. Psychodynamic counselling is about enabling a client to make changes in their life by understanding the causes of their issues and the relationships that were formed in their early years. The counselling provides a safe place in which to explore past and present feelings and the meaning of past and current relationships. This type of therapy is particularly useful for people who have tried short-term counselling and CBT and still find they have the same relationship problems. People who find themselves repeating the same mistakes and relatiohship patterns may find psychodynamic counselling useful. I have also a lot of experience dealing with inner child issues where trauma, abuse and controlling behaviours are affecting how we relate as an adult to other people. I have worked in primary and secondary schools as a school counsellor and have extensive experience dealing with complex issues suffered by young people. With my wife, also a qualified therapist, couples counselling is available and can be provided by us as a married couple. This can have the advantage of 2 qualified counsellors seeing the couple so that individual counselling can be facilitated if required and better allows impartiality. Many of the relationship issues presented are improved by learning communication skills and the abandoning of assumptions and preconceptions. More information is available on our website:

What I can help with

ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Men's issues, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Eclectic, Family therapy, Integrative, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited