Monica Lanyado is a child and adolescent psychotherapist who has worked with severely neglected and traumatised children for over 40 years. She trained at the Tavistock Clinic, and was the founding Course Organising Tutor of the Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Training at the Scottish Institute of Human Relations (now Human Development Scotland). A previous joint editor of the Journal of Child Psychotherapy, she is joint editor with Ann Horne of the The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy (1999; 2nd edition 2009), and the Independent Psychoanalytic Approaches with Children and Adolescents Book Series. She is author of The Presence of the Therapist (2004) and Transforming Despair to Hope. Reflections on the Psychotherapeutic Process with Severely Neglected and Traumatised Children (2018). Now retired from clinical practice she is a training supervisor at the British Psychotherapy Foundation (of which the former British Association of Psychotherapy is a part) and teaches, gives talks and is published widely in the UK, Europe and USA.