Anna Gyorfi

Clinical Psychologist (Hungary) & CPsychol (BPS)

About me

I am a psychoanalytically trained counsellor and Clinical Psychologist, working both privately and in the NHS. I am chartered member of the British Psychological Society (CPsychol). I have been supporting adults, young people and children for over 18 years. I am a quite traditional talking therapist when working with adults, and rely more on drawing and play therapy techniques when supporting children and young people. However, I believe that the most important part of therapy is not the treatment technique, but the relationship between client and therapist.

My professional experience covers working with children, adolescents and their families in a clinical setting, supporting parents and young people in a private school as school counsellor and working with adults psychoanalytically in private practice. Over these years I have helped many people deal with mental health issues or emotional distress, which can be experienced in many ways including:
• Anxiety or an inability to cope or concentrate
• Inability to deal with stress or recover from stressful situations
• Lack of confidence or excessive shyness
• Coping with the effects of abuse
• Feelings of depression, sadness, grief or emptiness
• Extreme mood swings
• Difficulty making or sustaining relationships, or repeatedly becoming involved in unsatisfying or destructive relationships
• Sexual problems
• Difficulties in coming to terms with losses such as bereavement, divorce or loss of employment
• Eating disorders
• Self harm
• Obsessive behaviour
• Panic attacks and phobia
• Addiction

My therapeutic approach is to help clients gain insight into their difficulties or distress, establish a greater understanding of their motivation, and enable them to find more appropriate ways of coping or bring about changes in their thinking and behaviour. This work involves exploring feelings, beliefs, thoughts and relevant events, sometimes from childhood and personal history.

Training and qualification

Psychologist (MA)
Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychologist
Trainee Psychoanalyst

Professional affiliation:

Registered member of the Hungarian Clinical Psychologists Association, Chartered member of the Hungarian Medical Chamber, Chartered member of the British Psychological Society (CPsychol), Division of Clinical Psychology

Contact details

Phone number: 07704223777

Works with

Individuals, Children, Adolescents

Days working at the practices:

Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays