DIT Approved Supervisors
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 is a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and Chartered Clinical Psychologist registered with the BPC, BPF , HCPC and BPS in the UK. Deborah is an experienced DIT trainer having run multiple trainings across England as well as abroad in China, Australia and Lithuania. She has held organisational responsibility for developing DIT in the UK since 2012 in her roles as UK DIT coordinator at the Tavistock’s Psychological Therapies Development Unit and then Lead of the unit from 2016 to 2017. She is currently the Programme Director of DIT at the Anna Freud Centre and involved in developing and delivering the extended DIT training commissioned by Health Education England in 2019-20. This course allows people without a psychodynamic background to train in DIT by developing their competencies in the DIT model during the year-long training. Alongside this, Deborah has a private psychotherapy practice in North West London as well as working part-time in the Camden & Islington Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Service in the NHS. She supervises people in both DIT as well as long term psychotherapy.
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:- email@example.com Tel Mob 07941809376
Agnes Bassaly is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist working within Richmond Wellbeing Service (IAPT) and in private practice in Richmond, Surrey. She is an experienced DIT therapist, couple therapist and EMDR therapist. She has 10+ years of experience supervising therapists offering brief psychodynamic therapy in Primary Care, NHS.
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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 is a fully approved DIT supervisor and trainer with long and varied experience, now living and working in Edinburgh. She was DIT accredited in 2011 and provided DIT, mainly in NHS for many years, in London in Brent IAPT; she now supervises and practises 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 was 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. Supervision may be provided locally in Edinburgh or on Zoom for those in other parts of UK.
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 is a doctor and counsellor with many years’ experience within different clinical settings in the NHS. She has been working as a BACP registered psychodynamic counsellor and supervisor for over 15 years, is an accredited DIT practitioner and supervisor and until recently led the counselling and DIT 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 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.
Dawn is a qualified DIT Practitioner and DIT Supervisor. She has 16 years experience in the NHS in a broad range of settings. She currently works with Adults as a Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor and Locality Lead within the Oxford IAPT service. Dawn also has experience of providing therapy to primary school children and adolescents. Dawn is keen to maintain her pluralistic interests. As well as DIT, her core therapy modalities are Psychodynamic, CBT and Integrative and she continues to develop her training and experience of the Jungian position. Dawn also has therapy teaching and lecturing experience. She otherwise is in private practice near High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.
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 BSc MA(Couns) is a BPC-registered Psychotherapy member of the Society of Analytical Psychology (SAP), working mostly in private practice in West Berkshire. She trained in supervision with both the SAP (diploma) and the (then) British Association of Psychotherapists. 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 currently supervises Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy within several NHS Trusts. She has worked alongside an IAPT service, and as a GP-practice counsellor (before IAPT) in three southern counties. She has over 25 years’ experience of providing both open-ended and time-limited therapy, in NHS settings, private practice, and further education. She has worked as a training supervisor for 10 years for Reading University counselling training placements in the NHS, and also as a tutor in Psychodynamic Studies at Oxford University.
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.
Herman Daniels is a clinical psychologist, a psychodynamic psychotherapist and a qualified psychodynamic supervisor. He has a long clinical experience, working within the psychiatric care in Stockholm and specialzing in working with identity, sexuality and relationship problems. Herman is currently a lecturer at the Department of Psychology at Stockholm University and has a private practice in Stockholm. He is an accredited DIT practitioner and DIT supervisor and is engaged in a network introducing DIT in Sweden.
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.
Sally Doyle is a BACP senior accredited psychodynamic counsellor. She has worked in the NHS for eighteen years. Currently holding the post of Lead Counsellor/Deputy Clinical lead with Harrow Talking Therapies. Sally has extensive experience in offering long and short term therapy and supervision, individually or group. She has also worked in private practice for more than twenty years. Sally is an accredited DIT practitioner and DIT supervisor and offers DIT supervision either face to face from her practice in Richmond or by phone or zoom.
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.
Neelam Dosanjh has over 25 years of NHS experience mainly working in the London Borough of Newham. This includes leading and managing psychological teams and services in Primary Care. She became a DIT supervisor in 2012 and has taught on the DIT programme since. Her service in Newham was part of the initial DIT Pilot RCT. She has a particular interest in psychoanalytic theory which underpins her clinical practice, supervision, organisational consultancy and as a consultant on group relations conferences. She also completed the Tavistock Masters in Consultation and the Organisation: Psychoanalytic Approaches. She is also an IPT supervisor and has done the advanced MBT course. She now works in independent practice.
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.
Christina Fitzgerald is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist registered with the HPCP and BPS. Christina has 20 years’ experience in the NHS in both primary and secondary care settings and currently works in Psychological Medicine in the North West of England. She holds a Diploma in Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic Supervision from the West Midlands Institute of Psychotherapy and has many years’ experience of supervising clinical psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors both individually and in groups. She is interested in short term psychodynamic psychotherapy and applying psychodynamic principles to short term work within primary care. Christina is an accredited DIT Practitioner and Supervisor.
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 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.
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 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
Diana Gutkind (supervisor in training)
Diana Gutkind is an experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist (BPC registered) and clinical supervisor who has been working in both private practice and in primary care in the NHS (currently in Newham IAPT, East London). She holds a Masters in Psychoanalytic Studies from Roehampton University. She has a particular interest in the provision of brief dynamic therapies within the public sector and has supervised trainee psychotherapists/counsellors in community-based charities. Diana has taught on psychotherapy trainings, including at The Society of Analytical Psychology, WPF Therapy and Highgate Counselling Centre. She is a BPC accredited DIT practitioner and is offering supervision at a reduced rate for DIT trainees whilst on her DIT supervisor training.
Diana can also provide supervision for DIT trainees employed in NHS services free of charge.
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Cathy Jacobs is a psychodynamic psychotherapist providing psychotherapy and supervision within her in private practice in Camberwell. Graduating from WPF Therapy in 2003, she has been practicing as a psychotherapist since then and has 15 years of NHS experience in both a secondary care psychotherapy service and within a primary care service. Latterly this was within an IAPT service providing DIT to patients with complex presentations. Cathy 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.
Anders Jacobsson is a senior clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst. He is a qualified psychodynamic supervisor with experience of supervising over the internet. He has a long clinical experience working with psychodynamic psychotherapy with adults and adolsescents. He has been a psychotherapist and lecturer at the Erica Foundation and is currently in private practice. He is an accredited DIT practitioner and DIT supervisor and is engaged in a network introducing DIT in Sweden.
Lisa is an accredited DIT Practitioner, DIT Supervisor and BACP Accredited counsellor. She has 15 years of experience of working in the third sector and 7 years leading an IAPT team. Lisa has held counselling and clinical management roles before her current role of CEO at the Well Women Centre. She also runs a private practice offering counselling and supervision services.
Lisa offers DIT in private practice and provides supervision to DIT trainees and qualified DIT Practitioners across the UK via telephone and online video calling platforms.
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.
Since her initial training with a WPF associate, Judy Lindsey-Clark has accumulated nearly 20 years' experience as a psychodynamic counsellor, including of NHS staff. She currently works for Dorset Healthcare as counselling lead for the IAPT service in Southampton, where she manages a team of 15 and has a caseload of DIT patients. Alongside her work in the NHS, Judy has managed a third sector psychodynamic counselling service for adults, and currently supervises psychodynamic counsellors, as well as DIT and e-DIT trainees and qualified therapists. In addition, an MA in Psychoanalytic Studies at the Tavistock has helped Judy pursue her interests in organizational dynamics, as part of the application of psychoanalytic ideas to cultural, social and political life. Judy is a BPC-accredited DIT Practitioner and DIT Approved Supervisor.
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 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 is a BPC accredited DIT Practitioner and Supervisor, she is a UKCP registered (psychoanalytic section) group analyst and an experienced psychodynamic and psychoanalytic supervisor. With an independent practice she offers DIT and DIT supervision in Monmouth and online or via telephone throughout the UK. She is an experienced NHS manager and trainer and has worked with a number of Universities. For over ten years she was employed in the NHS as principal psychotherapist in a forensic PD service and in Oxford Health Psychological Services. Previously she was DIT lead in Oxfordshire IAPT. With over 25 years of clinical experience she has worked with adults, adolescents and families with a wide range of presenting difficulties and from diverse backgrounds. Supervision is offered to practitioners who are working towards DIT accreditation or trainee supervisors who need supervision of supervision as well as practitioners and supervisors seeking ongoing supervision. www.monmouthpsychotherapy.co.uk
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.
Janet Miller has 30 years’ counselling experience in private practice, offering both short- and long-term work, and for the past 18 years in the NHS. She currently holds the roles of Senior Counsellor in Hillingdon Talking Therapies Service (IAPT) and of Co-Director of Communicare Counselling Service, a community-based counselling service in Uxbridge Middlesex established for 35 years. Janet is an accredited DIT practitioner and supervisor and offers DIT supervision either face-to-face in Uxbridge or by telephone.
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. 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.
Julie is a qualified DIT Practitioner and DIT Supervisor and currently works in the NHS IAPT in Dorset as a DIT Practitioner and DIT Supervisor. She has 17 years' experience of working in the NHS, has worked for Universities and charitable organisations. She also has a private practice as a therapist and supervisor. Julie has found the DIT model to be a useful application of brief therapy and is keen to see the development of dynamic therapies within the NHS.
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.
Steve is a BPC accredited DIT Practitioner and Supervisor and a BACP registered Psychodynamic Therapist (a graduate of Oxford University) with over ten years combined experience working in the NHS, third sector and Higher Education. Steve currently managers a faculty-based Student Wellbeing Service at the University of Sheffield and facilitates a Reflective Practice group for the Universities Clinical Psychology Unit. Prior to his current role Steve managed the Leeds IAPT Counselling Service and developed a number of successful Primary Care based mental mealth services across the city.
Steve offers DIT in private practice and provides supervision to DIT trainees and post-qualified DIT Practitioners across the UK and overseas via telephone and current one-one online video calling platforms.
Poul Rohleder 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 senior lecturer at the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Essex, where he is involved in the training of psychodynamic counsellors. He has a private practice in Mayfair, central London. He is a member of the board of the British Psychoanalytic Council, and a member of the advisory group on gender and sexual diversity within psychoanalysis. He supervises practitioners in DIT, as well as psychodynamic psychotherapy.
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.
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 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.
Jane Rosoman is a registered DIT Practitioner and qualified DIT Supervisor. She is an accredited Psychotherapeutic counsellor with UKCP. Until recently she was the lead of a counselling team within a London IAPT Service and supported the development of several DIT practitioners.
Her experience within the NHS includes developing teams and individuals to provide effective brief therapy in primary care and she has an interest in palliative care as well as perinatal work and systemic therapy.
She is an experienced teacher and clinical supervisor, with links to several University Courses in psychotherapy and counselling psychology. She welcomes practitioners at every level including those new to psychodynamic thinking and DIT and offers group supervision as well as individual sessions.
Wendy Saint is a UKCP registered Adult Psychotherapist who has worked for 20 years in the NHS in primary, secondary and tertiary care settings. She is currently a clinical lead in an IAPT and Primary Care Psychological Therapies service within Pennine Care Foundation Trust in the North West. She is an experienced Psychotherapist and Supervisor, provides DIT and then DIT supervision since 2014.
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 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.
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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.
Matthew Simpson is a senior counsellor (BACP accredited) supervisor and accredited DIT therapist within an NHS IAPT service in North Lancashire. He is currently working toward DIT supervisor accreditation. He has worked in different NHS clinical settings from community, in-patient and forensic services. He welcomes enquiries from individuals and particularly those training in the DIT model but also groups requiring DIT supervision. Given that Matthew is working toward DIT supervisor accreditation, supervision is offered at a reduced rate.
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.
Dr Richard Taylor is Consultant Psychiatrist in Medical Psychotherapy. He currently works as the Clinical Lead of the South of Scotland Regional Eating Disorders Unit, Edinburgh. He also works one day a week in the Dept. of Psychotherapy at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital. Richard is trained in individual and group psychodynamic psychotherapy. He is a trainer and supervisor in Interpersonal Psychotherapy with IPT-UK and Dynamic Interpersonal Psychotherapy with the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families. Richard is also a national trainer and supervisor in Metalisation Based Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorders at the Anna Freud Centre and with MBT Scotland. Currently, he is part of a multi-disciplinary research group in NHS Lothian, looking at the effects of offering brief interventions for patients attending in crisis at front door psychiatric services. He has developed an adaptation for BPD patients in particular. Richard is also leading on a research and humanitarian project to bring IPT-Group to rural areas of Tanzania - disseminating the WHO 'mhGAP' strategies for mental health in developing countries.
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 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 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 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.