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Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
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Peter Finlay PhD. Msc, MBACP
NHS Registered  MIPI
Psychodynamic –
Psychotherapist
& Counsellor
Stebbing Green, Dunmow, Essex.
Harley Street, London, W1
Previously, an NHS Honorary Therapist, I have been in private practice since 2006. My consulting room in Stebbing is in a quiet and discreet setting and I offer a calm and empathetic approach while we work through whatever is troubling you.
I have particular experience in Anxiety, Bereavement, General counselling, Identity problems, Obsessional behaviour, Life Coaching, Personal Development, Phobias, Self Esteem and Self-worth, Sex related issues, Sexual identity and Issues with fluidity.
 Although my primary approach is Psychodynamic, I also call upon a variety of other theoretical ‘models’ including Analytic Therapy, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural), Person Centred and Mindfulness as appropriate.
I also offer EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) which has proven to be successful in overcoming many phobias and anxiety related conditions.
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I am a registered with the
British Association for Counselling
and Psychotherapy (BACP)
and fully insured by Towergate.
 Authorised & Recognised by BUPA as a
Mental Health 
and Wellbeing (MHW) Therapist
Authorised & Recognised by Aviva and
AXA-PPP 
as a Therapy Provider
BACP Register: Certificate of Proficiency
I am bound by and adhere to the
BACP and ICO codes of ethics.
I work with Adults and Young People (16+) one to one either long-term or
time-limited as well as online counselling
using Skype, Facetime,WhatsApp and RingMD
 There is a strict no-smoking policy
in the building and the surrounding grounds.
There is private parking at the front of the house but regretfully, there is no suitable disabled access at the Stebbing consulting room.
Allergy Information:
Delilah the cat visits the
consulting room on occasion.
My Data Protection policy is in accordance with
the EU General Data Protection Regulations 2018

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I am gladly writing how much Dr. Finlay helped me. I was desperately looking for psychologist help. I found Dr. Finlay on line. He was very helpful and gave me appointment straight away. Dr. Finley helped me and taught me a technique to control my emotions. Emotions which where bottled up for over 18 years. Any emotions , stress ,anxiety mental and physical abuse should be dealt with professionals. It is impossible to deal with it on your own. I highly recommend Dr. Finley. Without Dr. Finlay I would not be where I am today

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Peter is an amazing counsellor – unlike many counsellors out there who simply listen, he really helps you focus on the issue at hand.  It’s wonderful to have a steadying rock out there when times are tricky and I am very grateful for his services.

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I can thoroughly recommend Dr Peter Finlay based on my own experience of counselling with him.

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Peter offers sound advice with compassion. His objectivity feels heartfelt and he has a methodical way unravelling problems to reveal patterns and paths to new destinations.
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“I just wanted to drop you a line to express my sincere gratitude for helping me through the most terrible episode in my life. It is cliché to be a depressed actress but you enabled me to refocus and I am not surprised that you are becoming one of the ‘go-to’ therapists for celebs and those in the media.
I really can’t thank you enough and hope you keep your promise to come to the premier!”
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. . . “Being recommended by my director ———- to you was one of the best things that has happened to me. I can’t think of a big enough adjective for the gratitude I feel for giving me back my life and rescuing my floundering career. OCD is definitely not a good skill to have as an actress! . . .