DIT Approved Supervisors

Nicky Ablett-Tate


Nicky Ablett-Tate is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist. She is Head of the Specialist Psychotherapy Service at Wessex House, Stockton on Tees and Lanchester Road Hospital, Durham in the North-East of England. Nicky has over 20 years of experience in the NHS in a clinical and supervisory role. Nicky is a teacher and supervisor for local Clinical Psychology Doctoral Courses and is a training therapist for the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training of the North-East of England Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists (NEAPP). Nicky is keen to promote DIT within tertiary and secondary services and is a qualified DIT practitioner and supervisor. She also has a small private practice in Darlington, County Durham.

Deborah Abrahams


Deborah Abrahams is a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and Chartered Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of clinical experience offering psychotherapy to adults with a wide range of difficulties. She was Lead of the Tavistock's Psychological Therapies Development Unit which incorporates responsibility for the strategy, policy, planning and implementation of DIT. Deborah is a DIT trainer in the UK and overseas and has been supervising in the model since 2011. She was involved with the scoping of an RCT into DIT vs CBT in Camden and has past experience of working in an IAPT service and using DIT in that context. Alongside this, she works in the Camden & Islington NHS Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Service where she carries out assessments, supervision and provides DIT as well as longer-term individual psychotherapy. She has a private psychotherapy practice in NW London.

Susan Ashbourne


Sue Ashbourne has occasional vacancies for honorary DIT placements in Richmond Wellbeing Service. This is an IAPT Service based in Richmond upon Thames, where she is Consultant Psychologist and Head of High Intensity Therapies. She is registered with the HCPC. She also has occasional vacancies in her private practice in Richmond for DIT supervision. My contact details:- susanashbourne1@gmail.com Tel Mob 07941809376

Julianne Boutaleb

jm.boutaleb@yahoo.co.uk / 07908 404 337

Julianne Boutaleb is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and until recently was Clinical Lead for High Intensity Therapies in Newham Talking Therapies. Previously Julianne has held posts as Clinical Lead for the Psychodynamic/DIT modality within the service and from 2003 to 2009 was Lead Psychologist for Sure Start Psychology services in Newham, a community based psychology service for parents and parents-to-be. She has specialist training in Couple Work, Parent-Infant Psychotherapy and Perinatal Psychology and has offered training placements to clinical and counselling psychologists in these specialist areas for over 10 years. In addition, she has taught on child and community psychology modules on both counselling and clinical psychology courses in UEL and University of Essex. Julianne works primarily in private practice offering therapy, supervision, consultation and training both in the corporate sector and the NHS in DIT, attachment and perinatal psychology.

Anna Bravesmith


Anna is a fully approved DIT supervisor and trainer with experience; since 2011, she has been providing DIT, mainly in NHS. She worked in Walthamstow, Kensington and Chelsea, Ealing and Brent IAPT over many years and has also supervised brief psychodynamic work and DIT privately. Anna has a specialism in supervision, having published papers and lectured on the subject, and holds the SAP Supervision Diploma. She also provided training and programme managed the Diploma/MA qualifying psychodynamic supervisors at WPF therapy for 6 years. She is a Jungian analyst and member of the Society of Analytical Psychology (SAP) and has trained and supervised in Eastern Europe. Currently she is the Training Clinical Coordinator at SAP. All levels are welcome: practitioners working towards accreditation, those already accredited and experienced in DIT, and supervisors needing supervision of supervision.

Christine Brett Vickers


Christine Brett Vickers is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist working in private practice in Bendigo in Central Victoria, Australia. She is a member of the Victorian Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists, the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association of Australia and is an Associate Member of the Australian Association of Group Psychotherapists. Together with several colleagues she founded the Central Victorian Psychoanalytic Interest Group. Christine works with adults and couples in long term and short term therapy. She is interested in the use of DIT in her clinical practice which includes people living in rural/ regional areas who often to travel long distances for therapy. Christine is an experienced clinical supervisor and teaching which includes the development of a Couple Relationship Therapy course offered at masters level at the University of Melbourne in the early 2000s.

Carol Burtt


Carol Burtt is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and qualified DIT practitioner. Currently, she is a clinical team leader within the Lewisham IAPT service and has over 20 years' experience working in the NHS. She is an accredited DIT supervisor and welcomes individuals needing supervision during their DIT training.

Gillian Century


Gillian Century is a doctor and counsellor with over 35 years experience within different clinical settings in the NHS. She has been working as a BACP registered psychodynamic counsellor and supervisor for 15 years, is an accredited DIT practitioner and supervisor and currently leads the counselling provision in Enfield IAPT. She has additionally a private practice in North London N14 and welcomes enquiries from individuals or groups needing DIT supervision during training or as qualified practitioners.

Nicola Chadd


Nicola Chadd is a consultant clinical psychologist specialising in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Her psychoanalytic psychotherapy training was with the North of England Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists (NEAPP). She has a longstanding role in teaching and supervision, both within the Trust and in connection with the local clinical psychology doctorates and the psychoanalytic trainings of NEAPP and the Scottish Association of Psychoanalytical Psychotherapists (SAPP). She works for the Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust in a tertiary adult psychotherapy service. The service has a lead role in developing DIT within the Trust, and has a special interest in the application of DIT in secondary and tertiary care.

Jeremy Clarke


Jeremy Clarke is one of the originators of the DIT project as the Research Lead for the Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the NHS. He was one of the DIT therapists in the first RCT and is currently part of a team in Newham, East London developing a pilot for applying DIT to more complex patients at Step 4. He was National Professional Adviser to the IAPT programme in its first phase 2008-2013, and an expert advisor to the 2009 NICE Depression guideline and currently also the Depression guideline due in 2017. He led the 2nd National Audit of NHS Psychological Therapy Services for the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He is a Research Fellow at LSE and a Trustee at Albany Trust. Currently, he supervises groups of DIT therapists in South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, and other IAPT teams in London. He delivers the existing DIT training and is part of the advisory group developing the next stage development of DIT training for national roll-out as part of the 5-Year Forward View. He runs the annual New Savoy Partnership conferences. He has worked in a range of NHS, University and voluntary sector settings as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist over the past 20 years. He holds qualifications in counselling, psychotherapy and supervision from Albany Trust, the Lincoln Clinic and SAP (Society for Analytical Psychology). He was made a Fellow of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy in 2009 and awarded the CBE for contributions to mental health in 2012.

Geralyn Collins


Geralyn Collins BSc MA(Couns) is a BACP-accredited psychodynamic counsellor, and a qualified psychodynamic supervisor of therapists, with over 25 years’ experience of providing both open-ended and time-limited therapy, in NHS settings, private practice, and further education. She is a senior DIT supervisor, having been a Clinical Associate (teaching and supervising in DIT) for the Tavistock and the Anna Freud Centre since DIT began.  She trained in supervision with both the Society of Analytical Psychology (diploma) and the BPF. She has worked alongside an IAPT service, and as a GP-practice counsellor (before IAPT) in three southern counties. She has experience also in the voluntary adult and youth counselling sectors. She worked as a training supervisor for 10 years for Reading University counselling training placements in the NHS, and as a tutor in Psychodynamic Studies at Oxford University. She continues in further professional development through intensive psychotherapy training with the SAP, working as a psychotherapist in private practice in West Berkshire and Swiss Cottage.

Elaine Curran


Elaine Curran is a HCPC registered practitioner psychologist. She trained as a counselling psychologist and clinical psychologist in Ireland, is a registered member of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) and a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) clinical division. Elaine works in an IAPT service in Camden, Northwest London and has an interest in applying psychodynamic theory to brief work within a Primary Care setting. 

Maxine Dennis


Maxine Dennis is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Adult Psychotherapist based in the Adult Department of the Tavistock Clinic. She has extensive experience working clinically within the NHS (both in individual and group psychotherapy) and as Head of a primary care service. Maxine is involved in the teaching, training and supervision of psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors and lectures at Essex and Surrey Universities on the DClinPsy courses. She has a longstanding interest in brief therapies and is both a DIT supervisor and an IPT trainer and supervisor.

Neelam Dosanjh


Neelam Dosanjh is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and an Organisational Consultant with experience of group relations conferences. She is currently the Interim Clinical Director for Compass Wellbeing in London , and has a private practice for organisational consultancy and therapeutic services. Neelam was the Head of Newham Primary Psychological Services, and is a firm advocate for delivering quality and choice of therapies in the NHS. Neelam has over 20 years of experience in leading and managing services in the NHS as well as supervising and developing staff to deliver a range of psychological therapies. Neelam is a supervisor and trainer in DIT, and is an associate of the Psychological Therapies Devleopment Unit for DIT at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust. She is also a supervisor and trainer in IPT, and is trained in MBT. She has taught at the Tavistock on the D10 course: Psychoanalytic Approaches to Organisations has a particular interest in working with diversity across individuals, groups and organisations.

Angela Douglas


Angela Douglas is a consultant psychologist, psychoanalytic psychotherapist, and group analyst and is currently head of the specialist psychotherapy service for Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust in the North East of England. She is an experienced psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer and is actively encouraging the development of Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy within the North East.

Judith Felman


Judith Felman trained as a Clinical Psychologist abroad and as an Adult Psychotherapist at the Tavistock Clinic and in January 2009 was admitted as a member of the British and International Psychoanalytic Associations. Judith is a a qualified DIT therapist, supervisor and trainer, an Associate to the Psychological Therapies Development Unit (PTDU) and a Visiting Lecturer at the Tavistock. She has presented papers on DIT both in the UK and abroad - in Israel, Canada and at the 49th IPA Psychoanalytic Congress in Boston in 2015. Judith has many years’ experience working in the NHS at consultant level. In her last job at Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust (BEH), she was the Psychological Therapies Lead for the Enfield Complex Care Team. She retired from BEH In 2015 and is in private practice since, as well as continuing with her teaching and training activities at the Tavistock. Judith has strong links with Primary Care and Voluntary Sector settings where she can arrange placements for suitable trainees under her supervision to see DIT cases. In addition to English Judith, also offers therapy and supervision in Spanish and Hebrew, face to face or over Skype.

Julie Folkes-Skinner


Dr Julie Folkes-Skinner is a Senior Dynamic Interpersonal Therapist and Supervisor and works in the IAPT Service in the Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust in north Warwickshire. Julie has worked as a psychodynamic therapist since 1995 and as a psychodynamic supervisor since 2004. She has experience of working with a range of clients and therapists in voluntary, educational and NHS settings. She was involved in the training and supervision of psychodynamic therapists for over 14 years and was the course director of the MA in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy and Senior Teaching Fellow at the University of Leicester when she left in 2013 to take up her current post. She is currently an Associate Lecturer at the University of Leicester where she does occasional teaching on post graduate courses. Her main research interest is the training and professional development of therapists and she has published articles and papers on this subject.

Steph Fryer


Steph Fryer is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist working for the Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust. Steph works part-time as Clinical Lead for IAPT services and is currently co-ordinating the provision and delivery of DIT across the Coventry/Warwickshire PT. Steph is psychodynamically trained (eligible for UKCP accreditation as a psychodynamic psychotherapist) and has had a long term interest in short term psychodynamic psychotherapy. She also works in secondary care adult mental health services and has an interest in using TFP in her work with people with borderline presentations. Steph has many years experience of supervising Psychotherapists, Counsellors, Clinical Psychologists and Psychiatrists. She offers a variety of psychodynamically oriented workshops on the Coventry and Keele Clinical Psychology Doctoral courses.

Tamara Gelman


Tamara Gelman is a Clinical Psychologist working in Primary Care in Tower Hamlets, East London. Tamara trained as a Clinical Psychologist in South Africa on a course with a strong psychodynamic emphasis. She has continued to develop her knowledge of psychodynamic theory and applications and has a particular interest in using psychodynamic practice within an NHS context. Tamara participated in the intial DIT pilot study in Tower Hamlets and has been a DIT supervisor since early 2010.

Jane Gibbons


Dr Jane Gibbons is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist working in Primary Care in Tower Hamlets East London, and is Honorary Clinical Tutor at the University of East London. She has a longstanding interest in applying psychodynamic theory to brief work within a Primary Care setting and was one of the therapists involved in piloting the DIT model within The Tower Hamlets Primary Care Service.

Ophra Gilead


Ophra Gilead is a qualified psychodynamic therapist, clinical supervisor and couples therapist. She is an accredited DIT practitioner and DIT supervisor.  Her experience includes the WPF in-house DIT supervisor and co-ordinator and 25 years’ experience as a therapist and supervisor within the NHS and the private sector.  Ophra is a senior accredited infertility counsellor, supervisor and assessor for BICA and supervises counselling students at the CPPD. Ophra is offering therapy and supervision at her North London practice during week days and evenings. http://www.ophragileadtherapy.co.uk

Cathy Jacobs

cathy.jacobs@btinternet.com, 020 7703 6064 (Camberwell, South London)

Cathy Jacobs is a psychodynamic psychotherapist providing psychotherapy and supervision in the NHS IAPT Psychological Therapies Service in Kingston-upon-Thames and at her private practice in Camberwell. Graduating from WPF Therapy in 2003, she has been practicing as a psychotherapist in the NHS for over twelve years and brings prior experience from the arts, education and research into mental health and homelessness. Working in both on-going and brief psychotherapy, Cathy uses psychoanalytic knowledge and processes to inform her practice and is interested in the development of DIT for more complex presentations.

Alessandra Lemma


Alessandra Lemma MA, MPhil (Cantab), DClin Psych., is a Visiting Professor in the Psychoanalysis Unit at University College London, and Visiting Professor of Psychological Therapies at Essex University. Between 2008 and 2016 she was the Collaboration Lead for joint projects between the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and the Anna Freud Centre. Originally trained with the British Association of Psychotherapists (BAP) as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, she then went on to train as a psychoanalyst and is now a Fellow of the British Psychoanalytic Society.

Venetia Leonidaki (supervisor in training) 


Venetia [BSc(Hons), MSc, MA, DClin Psych, PGDiP CBT, Reg HCPC, BPC, BABCP] is the consultant clinical psychologist at the NHS National Problem Gambling Clinic.  She also engages in clinical work and supervision in private practice.  Up to recently she was leading clinically the Relational Therapies pathway in Newham IAPT, offering specialist supervision and training and promoting the integration of a relational perspective in therapy within the service. In addition to being accredited as a DIT practitioner, she has completed specialist training in cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) and couple therapy for depression (Tavistock model). Venetia has previously completed an MA in Pschoanalytic Studies at the Tavistock clinic. She has published research on clients' experiences of DIT. She is offering competitive fees to DIT supervisees while being trained as a DIT supervisor.

Judy Lindsey-Clark


Following her initial training with a WPF associate, Judy Lindsey-Clark has amassed 15 years' experience as a psychodynamic counsellor, including of NHS staff. She is currently working for Dorset Healthcare University Foundation Trust as counselling lead for the IAPT service in Southampton, where she manages a team of nine, as well as having a clinical caseload including of DIT patients. Alongside her NHS work, Judy has managed a third sector counselling service for adults, and supervises private psychodynamic counsellors (Judy holds a DIploma in Supervision from the SAP) as well as DIT trainees and therapists.

In addition, an MA in Psychoanalytic Studies at the Tavistock has enabled Judy to pursue her interests in organizational dynamics, as part of the application of psychoanalytic ideas to cultural, social and political life.

An accredited and registered member of the BACP, Judy is a BPC-accredited practitioner and DIT approved supervisor.

Cate Lyon


Cate Lyon is a qualified and experienced psychodynamic supervisor and DIT supervisor. Cate has provided brief psychodynamic therapy within NHS Primary Care for many years and now leads the Counselling Service clinical supervision within her IAPT Service. She has substantial experience in supervising multi-model groups. She is an experienced training supervisor for postgraduate psychotherapy trainings and supervises counsellors working in schools and in pastoral/faith contexts. She teaches and trains extensively and has a particular interest in working at depth within a brief model. She has a private clinical and supervision practice and welcomes individuals or groups needing DIT Supervision during training or as qualified practitioners. Supervision is conducted in Chiswick W4 or West Kensington W14.

Lucy Marks


Lucy Marks is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and jointly heads the Tower Hamlets Primary Care Psychology and Counselling Service. She was involved in the initial pilot of DIT in Tower Hamlets and the current DIT RCT.

Gaynor Maxwell-Scott


Gaynor Maxwell-Scott is employed by Oxford Health Specialist Services as Principal Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and Senior Group Analyst. She is Oxfordshire Lead for NHS Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy in Talking Space Plus and Specialist Services. Gaynor is also a DIT supervisor offering this service within the NHS as well as in a private practice covering the Bristol - Cardiff area and based in Monmouth. She has over 20 years of clinical experience offering psychotherapy with specialist training as a Group Analyst. Gaynor has worked with adults, adolescents and families with a wide range of difficulties and from diverse backgrounds. She is UKCP registered (under the psychoanalytic section) and is an experienced supervisor holding a training in psychoanalytic and psychodynamic supervision (meets the criteria for British Association for Psychoanalytic & Psychodynamic Supervision). In addition, Gaynor is an experienced NHS manager and trainer and has worked with a number of Universities providing teaching, training designing and supervision.

Anne McKay


Anne McKay is a Clinical Psychologist and Primary Adult and Perinatal Psychodynamic Psychotherapist in Southwark IPTT based at the Maudsley Hospital. She has experience in primary care psychology; forensic psychotherapy, short-term psychodynamic therapy in NHS and community settings, and has completed the Tavistock Masters in Consultation and the Organisation: Psychoanalytic Approaches. She was part of the DIT pilot study in 2009, the RCT in 2014-6, and an experienced DIT trainer and supervisor. She has experience of practicing and supervising DIT therapy in perinatal, primary care and IAPT settings.

Claire Morgan


Claire Morgan is a BPS Chartered and HPC Registered Counselling Psychologist. She sought a clinical training which had a strong emphasis on psychodynamic approaches and has continued developing her interest in this field since qualifying in 2003. She has worked within the NHS since 2002 in Adult Mental Health settings, and also in the NHS and forensic settings prior to this throughout her training. She is Clinical Lead for the Primary Care Psychological Therapies Service (IAPT) Dartford, Gravesend and Swanley, and offers individual and group therapy alongside her Clinical Lead role. She also works collaboratively with forensic services and delivers the IAPT programme in a local prison. She provides supervision within the NHS and in private practice in both individual and group format to qualified and trainee practitioners. She has completed her DIT training and is keen to see it progress and develop across NHS services. She has a particular interest in attachment and teaches regularly at the University of West London (UWL), on the MSc Health Psychology programme, where she looks at the effects of bereavement and loss, from a psychodynamic perspective, on health. She also teaches Assessment and Formulation on the wpf Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling programme in Kent.

Eoghan Naughton


Eoghan Naughton. MPhil, D. Psych. Chartered counselling psychologist with BPS and registered with HCPC. He has experience of working as a clinician and supervisor in primary and secondary care. Currently working in NHS secondary care psychological service with South London and Maudsley (SLAM). Visiting lecturer to City University.

Mark Porter


Mark Porter is a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor who works in the NHS in the Brighton and Hove Wellbeing Service, offering short term therapy interventions including DIT. He studied at Surrey and Roehampton Universities, where he completed an MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy orientated toward psychodynamic practice rooted in European philosophical traditions. He has experience providing long term therapy in addition to his time limited NHS work. Mark is keen to support the development of DIT in primary care in order that substantive psychodynamic treatment is made available as widely as possible. He is happy to discuss individual or group supervision.

Colin Ralph


Dr Colin Ralph DPsych MPhil was a psychotherapist-member of the psychodynamic team of the East London NHS Foundation Trust prior to taking up the post of Clinic Director at the Society of Analytical Psychology (SAP). Colin trained in psychodynamic and psychoanalytic psychotherapy at Westminster Pastoral Foundation (WPF), prior to completing analytic training at the SAP. Colin is a member of the Council of the Inner City Centre (a London-wide network of analytically-trained psychotherapists). Colin is clinical supervisor for the psychodynamic psychotherapy training, and academic supervisor for the MA programmes in psychodynamic studies at WPF and a BPC-accredited practitioner of Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) and DIT supervisor.

Amra Rao


Dr Amra S Rao is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and is trained in Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy. She has an extensive experience in delivering, developing and leading psychological therapies and working with complex systems. She leads Professional Practice Development in a NHS Foundation Trust. She has worked in a wide variety of educational, clinical and organizational settings in the UK and overseas. She is also trained in organizational consultancy. She holds a keen interest in working with diversity and difference and developing people. Her supervision and consultancy approach pays particular attention to the dynamic and systemic influences arising from the interplay of clinical, familial, socio-cultural and other life contexts.

Brian Rock


Brian Rock is a consultant clinical psychologist at the Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust. He is now the Director of Education & Training/Dean of Postgraduate Studies after being the service lead for the City & Hackney Primary Care Psychotherapy Consultation Service. Brian is also a psychoanalyst with the British Psychoanalytical Society.

Poul Rohleder (supervisor in training)


Is a chartered clinical psychologist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist, and an accredited DIT practitioner. He has over 15 year experience of clinical work in public health setting and private practice. He is a Reader in clinical psychology at the University of East London, where he is involved int he training of clinical psychologists. He has a private practice in Marylebone, central London. He is a member of the advisory group on gender and sexual diversity within psychoanalysis at the British Psychoanalytic Council. He is seeing DIT trainees to complete his supervisor training.

Melani Sampson


Melani Sampson is a senior therapist in South West London and St. George's IAPT Services. She also has an established private practice. She has substantial experience of working as a DIT supervisor in Primary and Secondary Care. She has played a major role in developing Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy within the IAPT services she is working. As part of her CPD, she has taken a keen interest in Mindfulness and Self Compassion practices. She is a Mindfulness trainer and is running courses at NHS. Continually upgrading her skills as a clinician and supervisor through attending seminars and courses on the development of psychotherapy eg in neurobiological approaches to therapy, the polyvagal theory informed therapy and attachment/neuroscientific based approaches. Her clinical and supervision approach pay particular attention to these evolving knowledge in psychotherapy whilst remaining focus on the DIT model. Her interest is in the training leading to professional and personal development of therapists who are to attain DIT accreditation or those who are already at practitioner level. She would be happy to discuss individual or group supervision. Face to face will be held in her Consulting rooms near London Victoria and London Bridge stations, or in South London area. She also offers supervision by telephone/ Skype. In addition to English, Melani also offers supervision and therapy in French.

Hope Samuel


Hope Samuel is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist specialising in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and an Adult Psychotherapist. Her adult psychotherapy training was at the Tavistock Clinic. She works for Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust, based in a secondary care Community Mental Health Team in Watford, where she sees people for assessment and both longer and short term therapy. Hope has found DIT to be a useful model of brief therapy and is interested in its application in secondary care mental health services. She has worked in the NHS for over 20 years and is an experienced supervisor of clinical and counselling psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors. Hope also works in private practice.

Mog Scott Stewart (supervisor in training)


Mog Scott-Stewart is a Psychoanalytical Psychotherapist who has trained with the Federation of Independent Psychotherapists (FiP UKCP), and also trained as a Cognitive Analytic Psychotherapist (ACAT) and as a DIT Practitioner. She has been employed as a supervisor and trainer at the South Kensington and Chelsea Psychology and Psychotherapy Department in Nightingale Place, which is part of the Central and North West London NHS Trust, for the last ten years. She also has a private practice in Clapham, South London. She is seeking DIT trainees to complete her DIT supervisor training.

Mary Target


Mary Target PhD is a psychoanalyst and clinical psychologist, and is a part-time Professor of Psychoanalysis at UCL. She was Professional Director of the Anna Freud Centre, London, 2003-13. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Psychoanalysis, and holds an associate clinical professorship at Yale University (New Haven, CT). She is Joint Series Editor of the Karnac Series in Psychoanalysis, and of the Yale Series on Developmental Science and Psychoanalysis. Mary Target teaches and supervises UCL students on Masters programmes, and has a full complement of PhD students, currently working in the areas of social and emotional development and maltreatment in childhood, disorganization of attachment in childhood, attachment and personality disorder in adulthood, qualitative studies of patients understanding of their problems and treatment, and psychoanalytic conceptualization of homosexuality.

Richard Taylor


Dr Richard Taylor is a Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy and Clinical Lead of the Regional Eating Disorders Unit in Edinburgh . He is the current Chair of IPT Scotland (part of the IPTUK network). He is a member of the IPT-UK training committee. Richard is also deputy chair of MBT Scotland and an Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families accredited tutor in Mentalization Based Therapy for borderline personality disorder. In addition he is an accredited trainer and supervisor in Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) with the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families / Tavistock Clinic , London.

Catriona Walker


Catriona is a Consultant Adult Psychotherapist and Head of the NHS Dynamic Psychotherapy Service in Leicestershire and Rutland. She has worked in the NHS for over 25 years in a variety of clinical settings and in a specialist psychotherapy service for 18 years. She is a UKCP registered psychoanalytic psychotherapist and has a particular interest in brief therapies and NHS psychotherapy. She is an experienced supervisor and holds a diploma in supervision from WMIP/WPF. She is a tutor and training committee member for the South Trent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training and is now a DIT supervisor. She is also the regional coordinator for DIT in the Midlands and East NHS region.

Ben Watson


Ben Watson is a psychodynamic psychotherapist and currently works for the Richmond and Twickenham Primary Care Service. Ben Watson delivers DIT and brief-focused psychodynamic psychotherapy at a number of locations in South West London. He has a particular interest in the provision of dynamic therapies in NHS settings. Within the service he supervises honorary trainees on psychodynamic placements from Roehampton, Guilford and City Universities. Ben initially qualified as a psychodynamic counsellor and then subsequently trained as a psychodynamic psychotherapist at WPF.

Beni Woolmer


Beni Woolmer is a psychoanalytically trained psychotherapist (BPF/BCP) and has worked and supervised in a variety of NHS, public and private sector settings over the last 30 years. She worked as a senior social worker in a day centre and in-patient service at King’s College Hospital, then Psychotherapist at London University College. She retired in August 2012 from 21 years Psychotherapy working mainly with adolescents, in two Surrey CAMHS, based at St Peter’s and Ashford Hospitals. She ran a multi-disciplinary supervision group throughout this time. She has recently retired (July 2013) from her work as a Consultant Psychotherapist in an NHS primary care team, supervising all psychodynamic staff, and where she had responsibility for the organisation and supervision of psychodynamic placements within the team for trainees from Roehampton and Guildford Universities. She continues to supervise privately and to work with Surrey Children’s Services with parents who have adopted extremely distressed and attachment-disordered children.

Linda Young


Linda Young is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Psychoanalyst and Adult Psychotherapist. She has over 25 years’ clinical, training and supervisory experience in the NHS and currently works in the Adolescent and Adult Directorate of the Tavistock Clinic. Her areas of interest include working with adolescents and young adults, trauma, and brief interventions. As well as leading related clinical services and training programmes at the Tavistock she is the head of a four session very brief intervention service, is also trained in IPT and is a DIT supervisor.