Paul Mollitt

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    • MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling
    • Certificate in Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy

    How I can help you

    I am psychodynamically trained and this is my theoretical foundation and principal way of working. However I know that no one approach works for everyone and I also use elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Humanistic approaches.  

    Psychodynamic psychotherapy is a therapeutic process which helps patients understand and resolve their problems by increasing awareness of their inner world and its influence over relationships both past and present. It differs from most other therapies in aiming for deep-seated change in personality and emotional development.

    Its aim is to help people with serious psychological disorders 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.


    Sometimes people seek help for specific reasons such as eating disorders, psycho-somatic conditions, obsessional behaviour, or phobic anxieties. At other times help is sought because of more general underlying feelings of depression or anxiety, difficulties in concentrating, dissatisfaction in work or an inability to form satisfactory relationships. Psychodynamic psychotherapy can contribute significantly to one's mental and physical health, to their sense of well-being and to their ability to manage their lives more effectively.

    The relationship with the therapist is a crucial element in the work. The therapist offers a confidential and private setting which facilitates a process where unconscious patterns of one's inner world and how we relate to others become reflected in the relationship with the therapist. This process helps to gradually identify these patterns and, in becoming conscious of them, to develop the capacity to understand and change them.

    What to expect

    We can speak by instant messaging, on Skype/Facetime, on the phone or face to face in central London. I offer a confidential and non-judgemental space for whatever you are going through. I can be flexible and happy to have regular sessions if you feel you want to have more than a one off.

    About me

    Paul Christopher Mollitt BA (Hons) MSc MBACP (Accred.) BPC


    Qualifications And Experience

    My clinical training was at Birkbeck College, University of London. I obtained a Masters Degree in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy and I am accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their code of ethics. I also have a training in supervision from the British Psychotherapy Foundation (BPF). I am also an accredited Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) practitioner through training at the Anna Freud Centre and Tavistock and Portman Clinic where I have also undertaken a training in Mentalization Based Treatment (MBT) for application with those with Borderline Personality Disorder. In 2016 I started a training in Group Analysis at the Institute of Group Analysis (IGA). I am also a full registrant of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC).

    My initial role in the NHS was as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist for the West End Community Health Team based in Soho, working with complex patients in secondary care. I worked as a student counsellor at both London Metropolitan University and University College London. More recently I worked in the NHS IAPT services as a Dynamic Interpersonal Therapist for South West London and St Georges' Mental Health Trust and the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, where I ran therapy groups as well as one-to-one sessions. I currently work for Compass Wellbeing CIC, an NHS Funded social enterprise, offering mental health services to the population of Tower Hamlets. I have maintained a private practice since 2013.

    • Location: London, United Kingdom
    • What I help people with: (in order of expertise)
      1. Depression
      2. Family Issues
      3. LGBTQ Issues
      4. Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
      5. Stress
      6. Sexual Issues
      7. Anxiety
      8. Anger
      9. Relationship Issues
      10. Cultural & Minority Issues
    • Therapy types I offer: (in order of most commonly practised)
      1. Psychodynamic Therapy
      2. Psychoanalytic Therapy
      3. Group Therapy
      4. Coaching
    • Languages:
      • English
    • Qualifications verified by PlusGuidance:
      • MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling
      • Certificate in Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy
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