Lydia Adobaya Psychodynamic psychotherapist , DA1

I offer Psychoanalytic or as it is often referred to, psychodynamic psychotherapy. I work with adults suffering from a range of issues: depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and major life changes. I have extensive experience working with a range of complexities including sexual abuse, personality based problems, relational difficulties, behavioural problems and stress related issues.

Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is a therapeutic process which helps people understand and resolve their problems by increasing awareness of their inner world and its influence over relationships both past and present. It aims to help people to understand and change complex, deep-seated and often unconsciously based emotional and relationship problems thereby reducing symptoms and alleviating distress. However, it is not limited only to those with mental health problems. Many people who experience a loss of meaning in their lives or who are seeking a greater sense of fulfilment may be helped by psychodynamic psychotherapy.

Services offered:

Weekly longer-term/open-ended and brief focused therapy

Couple therapy – weekly or fortnightly sessions

Supervision to those in psychotherapy training

Training and qualifications

I have an MA in Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy. I am a UKCP qualified with 20 years post qualifying experience working in the NHS primary and secondary care mental health services.

I am also registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council as an accredited Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) practitioner. DIT is a short-term (16 sessions) psychodynamic therapy for individuals with emotional and relationship problems.

I have undertaken systemic and couple training which has enabled me to work with couples with mild to severe problems which includes dealing with family/parental stress, communication difficulties, conflict, emotional trauma, trust and infidelity, lack of intimacy/unmet needs and distressing dynamics.


Individual 50 minute sessions - £55

Couple 60 minute sessions - £65

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Crown House, Home Gardens, DA1 1DZ
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Crown House, Home Gardens