Deborah Abrahams



Deborah Abrahams is a Psychoanalyst registered with the British Society of Psychoanalysis. She has also held registrations as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the BPF , HCPC and BPS and has over 16 years of related NHS work experience. Deborah is an experienced DIT trainer having run multiple trainings across England as well as abroad in China, Australia, Norway, the Netherlands 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 20-Day DIT training commissioned by Health Education England in 2019. This course allows people without a psychodynamic background to train in DIT by developing their competencies in the DIT model during the extended training. Together with Poul Rohleder, she wrote A Clinical Guide to Psychodynamic Psychotherapy which was published by Routledge in 2021. Alongside this, Deborah has a private practice in North West London offering DIT, long-term psychotherapy and intensive analysis as well as supervision.

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