Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, Heather Finlay MSc, MBACP, FDAP, worked for over 25 years as a music PR representing many high-profile artists, initially for major record labels before setting up her own highly successful agency, Sainted PR, which she ran for 18 years. Consequently, she has an inherent understanding of the music industry, its unique pressures, and their impact on both artists and industry professionals.
Heather trained in Addiction Psychology and Counselling at London South Bank University, and in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy with the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, and is currently undertaking an MSc in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy at the Metanoia Institute. She is also a qualified personal development coach.
Heather runs private practices in central London and Notting Hill where she sees a wide array of clients, including artists and executives working in the music industry providing support with issues such as anxiety, depression, addiction, relationship issues and low self-esteem. She also works as a clinician for the charity Music Support UK and the Nightingale hospital. Prior to this Heather gained extensive experience working both with individuals and facilitating group work at Charter Harley Street, a leading private clinic specialising in addiction, eating disorders, trauma and emotional issues, and at Acorn House in Shoreditch, a residential rehab for homeless men with drug and alcohol problems.