Based in Newcastle Upon Tyne
Dr Amy Izycky is a clinical psychologist and a psychodynamic psychotherapist specialising in neuropsychology and high performance sport. She graduated from Durham University with an honours degree in psychology and a Masters of Science in developmental psychopathology. She later went on to complete her doctorate in clinical psychology at Newcastle University and more recently completed her postgraduate diploma in clinical neuropsychology at Glasgow University. Amy trained with the North East Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists (NEAPP) to achieve her psychodynamic psychotherapy registration.
Amy has a well-established private practice in the North East of England in Jesmond, Newcastle. She specialises in brain injury, sports related presentations, and adjustment to injury and disability. She works with a variety of international and professional sports people who present with mental health difficulties and struggle to adjust to injury and retirement. She holds a consultancy role with Leicester City Football Club (LCFC). Referrers also include Sunderland Football Club (SAFC), Middlesbrough Football Club (MFC), Durham County Cricket Club (DCC) and Worlds Strongest Man.
Her first book Skewed to the Right: Sport, Mental Health and Vulnerability was released in 2021. She has written for peer-reviewed journals, academic texts, and The Guardian.
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy is a type of long term one to one therapy that draws on the theory of psychoanalysis. It aims to increase one’s understanding of their internal world and those conflicts and difficulties that may have been pushed out of one’s conscious awareness into their unconscious.
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