Judith Hurwood

Judith Hurwood

My Experience

Before becoming a psychoanalytic psychotherapist I qualified as an occupational therapist, working with people with mental health difficulties. I qualified as a psychotherapist in 1996, completing the postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Studies, Leicester University. At that time I was co-managing an NHS day and out-patient service for people struggling with severe anxiety disorders and personality difficulties. In 2001 I began further specialist psychotherapy training with the South Trent Training while working at the Dynamic Psychotherapy Service in Leicester and qualified in 2007.


I have worked for the NHS for over 25 years. I am a Principal Psychotherapist providing assessments, group psychotherapy, brief and long term individual psychotherapy, teaching, supervision and consultation. I am also an experienced supervisor and teacher and I am registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy. I have now also developed a private practice where I draw on my skills and experience gained in the NHS.


I retain an active interest in developments within psychoanalytic psychotherapy and I am currently studying for a Diploma of Proficiency in Psychoanalytic Supervision from The Guild of Psychotherapists, due for completion in March 2015. I am member of the Forum for Independent Psychotherapists and the International Society for Transference Focused Psychotherapy.



My Approach


I believe that the power of psychoanalytic psychotherapy lies in the unique relationship that develops between the client and therapist. Within a trusting relationship and private space, painful and important issues can be thought about and understood. No two people are the same, even though their difficulties and experiences may be similar. Having worked with a lot of people struggling with emotional issues and mental health problems, I can recognise when a different kind of help is needed and have a good understanding of how to adapt the therapeutic approach to people’s different needs.


I consider psychoanalytic psychotherapy to be a worthwhile investment in oneself, which yields lasting change. It is a privilege to work with people through a process of developing a deep and enduring understanding of themselves that can help them to achieve their full potential.


For further information, including details of my practice, fees and appointments, please contact me.

I can be contacted by:


Mail – judith.hurwood@gmail.com


Phone – 01162 108 892