I was referred for psychodynamic psychotherapy with a psychologist, and for me, it's been really good. Its on the NHS, vis the mental health trust. I had three assessment sessions with her in summer 2010, to see if they could help and what i wanted from them. She took me on (well the service did) and i started 'proper' therapy in Jan 2011. I asked to stick with the woman that assessed me cos i had a feeling i could work with her, and that was definitely the right decision. She's a consultant clinical psychologist who also does the psychodynamic stuff and she's bloody good at her job. It's been really good for me. If you can get a psychologist you can establish some sort of rapport with, and who knows their stuff, and you're engaged in the therapy, it can be really good. Hard work, but good.
Don't know how long I will have to wait but looking forward to it. The only draw back is that there is only one guy available, so hope we get on. To be honest I would feel more comfortable talking to a woman but beggers can't be chooser's.