Annette Byford: Psychodynamic Counselling psychologist, Southampton, SO17 Southampton,
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Annette Byford

Psychodynamic counselling psychologist
Southampton SO17 , Southampton
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About Me

I am a chartered psychologist and psychodynamic psychotherapist. My main training took place at the Royal South Hants Hospital in Southampton and the Tavistock Clinic in London.

I offer one to one psychotherapy to adults and clinical supervision. 

I have worked since then as a therapist in private practice seeing adult clients and as a lecturer and clinical supervisor in various settings including the NHS, university and the voluntary sector.

I have carried out research into the use of language in bilingual clients published in the British Journal of Psychotherapy. In 2019 I published a book on the emotional impact of weddings on families A Wedding in the Family. My second book „Once a mother, always a mother“ (2022) explored the experience of being a mother of adult children.

I am interested in the emotional impact of transitions including family transitions in a person‘s life, from leaving home through settling with a partner, becoming a parent, divorce, children leaving home , retirement to name a few. I am also interested in questions of ageing and identity, particularly for women.

As a bilingual and bicultural therapist all aspects of language and culture influencing our experience of self are something I am happy to talk about.

Through writing books and being involved in promoting them I have experience of interacting with media, such as interviews for national newspapers, podcasts and radio ( Woman’s hour, local radio, radio London). I have given lectures related to the subject of both books for psychotherapy training organisations and was interviewed for cpd events.



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First Practice
The Psychotherapy Practice
2 University Road
SO17 1TJ

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Second Practice
Psychotherapy Practice
2 University Road

Issues often worked with

Cultural issues
Family issues
Interpersonal relationships
Postnatal depression

Therapy offered

In person
On video

Client groups




Training and qualifications

BSC, MA (Kiel),CPsychol, Senior Practitioner on the Register of Psychologists specialising in Psychotherapy

Verified professional membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy British Psychological Society (Chartered Members) HCPC (Counselling Psychologist)

My articles

What the Feuding Between Harry and William Says About Us

The world seemingly can't look away from the ongoing feud be...
Annette Byford

Once a Mother, Always a Mother? The Challenges of Being a Mother of Adult Children

Once a mother, always a mother, or so the saying goes. So ho...
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