Welcome to my website

Hello, and welcome to my website. My name is Linda Finlay. I’m an integrative psychotherapist. If you want to know more about me, please click on the About Me tab.

I practice as an existential, relational-centred Integrative Psychotherapist and Supervisor (UKCP registered). Based in York, North Yorkshire (UK), I offer psychotherapy to individuals.  If you would like to know more about my private psychotherapy practice [click here]. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or just want to have a brief discussion without obligation.

If you would like to know more about the nature of ‘relational integrative psychotherapy’ [click here].

CORONOVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE:  I am not currently offering face-to-face therapy and my practice will now be conducted entirely online for the foreseeable future. I offer video-therapy using various platforms including Zoom, Whereby, Skype or Facetime (depending on your preferences).  We can discuss the different possibilities further over an initial phone call.


I am also an academic consultant. In my work with the Open University (www.open.ac.uk), I teach and have written on various counselling and psychology-related courses.  I am an international speaker and author best known for textbooks on psychotherapy, occupational therapy, and also qualitative, phenomenological research and reflexivity.

My latest book on ‘Therapeutic use of self in Counselling and Psychotherapy’ is due to be published by Sage in the autumn (see under the tab ‘therapeutic use of self’ for a taster).  ‘Practical Ethics in Counselling and Psychotherapy: A relational approach‘ was published in 2019. For more information see under the ‘relational ethics’ tab and  https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/practical-ethics-in-counselling-and-psychotherapy/book262189

As part of my academic writing work (see my publications tab above), I am currently the Editor for the online journal European Journal for Qualitative Research in Psychotherapy

[click here to access the journal]         http://ejqrp.org/

As a relational-centred phenomenologist, I have engaged in academic mentoring and clinical supervision with counsellors and psychotherapists (sometimes via Skype/Facetime).  I am particularly interested in the application of existential phenomenological theory to the practice of working practically and therapeutically with trauma. If you are interested in my ideas related to the theory and practice of phenomenology and relational-centred work, please use the relevant tabs above and links to my various publications.

Data Protection:   I take data protection and confidentiality seriously. If you contact me by email, I will hold onto your data only while processing your communication. I will not copy, share or use your personal information without your consent.  This website is hosted by WordPress. WordPress uses WP Statistics to determine how many people are using the site and to maintain its function. WP Statistics records visits, redirects from search engines, browser data and GeoIP by country. None of this information identifies anyone personally. Disabling cookies on your internet browser will stop WP statistics from tracking any part of your visit.
Once you have signed a contract to begin therapy, then please note that personal data and brief notes related to our psychotherapy work are collected. These notes are stored safely and securely. You can have an electronic copy at any point upon request.

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