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ISTDP Therapists

The following are registered professionals in psychotherapy, counselling, clinical psychology and/or psychiatry. They have completed at least a three-year core training in ISTDP.

We provide a list of therapists for your convenience. We do not endorse any of the individuals listed nor do we make any judgement about the appropriateness of any therapist for your particular needs.

You should expect to gather your own information about the level of skill, interest and experience of the clinicians listed.

We take no responsibility for any decisions you make or for the outcome of any decisions.

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Dr Garret O’Moore, Counselling Psychologist, SE London

Dr Garret O’Moore (2015 CORE Group) is a Counselling Psychologist Chartered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and registered with the Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC).

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He has worked in a variety of clinical settings in the NHS as well as in private clinics. In addition to his clinical work, he acts as a visiting lecturer for the Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at City University London. Garret works in a private clinic in Greenwich, providing both brief and longer-term therapy to adults.

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Alexandra Knowles, BSc (Hons) Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Bristol

Alexandra Knowles BSc (Hons) (2006 core group) is a UKCP registered Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist through the Universities Psychotherapy & Counselling Association (UPCA) and an Honorary Member of FiP which she founded.

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She has been involved in the training & supervision of therapists and currently devotes her time to her ISTDP practice working with individuals & couples.

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Patsy McGill, Psychotherapist (MSc MBACP), Derbyshire

Patsy McGill (2015 Core Group, 2018 Advanced group and current shadower (“Trainer in Training”) with Core Group 10 of ISTDP-UK).

She is a psychotherapist and Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including an IAPT service, Employee Assistance Programmes and private practice.

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She is fascinated to work within the attachment-based ISTDP framework, having seen the positive impact the related interventions can have on current interpersonal, health and psychological difficulties. She offers a warm and compassionate approach whilst naming unconscious beliefs and processes which contribute to distress, low mood and anxiety.

Her aim in all treatment is to help challenge unhelpful and self-sabotaging dynamics and promote self-compassion, self-care and self-acceptance.

Face-to-face work is located in Derbyshire and remote treatment (via video) is also available.

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Dr James Louis, Consultant Psychiatrist, Essex, Hertfordshire & Greater London

Dr James Louis is a Consultant Psychiatrist who has worked in the NHS for more than 20 years and is currently at Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust. He is also a qualified practitioner of Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy. He completed his training in ISTDP with Josette ten Have-de Labije and Dr Robert Neborsky.

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He specialises in working with adults with a range of complex difficulties and is also endorsed by the General Medical Council in treating and managing mental health problems associated with physical health issues. He provides training, consultation, and supervision to mental health professionals, including psychiatrists, psychologists, and psychotherapists based both within and outside the UK.

Dr Louis is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and a member of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis. He is certified by IEDTA (International Experiential Dynamic Therapy Association) as a teacher and supervisor in ISTDP. He is a trainer with ISTDP-UK.

Catherine Colley

Catherine Colley, Psychotherapist (MCs MBACP), NW London

Catherine Colley (2014 Core Group 5), MSc Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, is registered and accredited by the BACP. She has several years’ experience of working in an NHS Psychological Outpatients Dept and in a University Students’ Counselling Service.

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Catherine has experience working with people from the media and arts world who suffer from performance anxiety, creative blocks and self doubt. Her aim is to enable her clients to reach their full creative potential.

Catherine has further advanced training in ISTDP and runs a private practice in Central London providing brief and longer term therapy to adults.

Dr Javier Malda Castillo

Dr Javier Malda Castillo, Clinical Psychologist, Manchester

Dr Javier Malda Castillo (DClinPsych) is a chartered Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. He is an accredited MBT supervisor by the Anna Freud Centre, a Group Analytic Practitioner and associate member of the Institute of Group Analysis (IGA). He is also a fully qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist by the Tavistock Clinic in London (D58 & D59 training courses).

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His ISTDP journey started in Core 8 under the supervision of Dr Sharon Lewis, Dr Neborsky and Alexandra Knowles. Since 2021 he has been undertaking advanced training and supervision with Dr Josette ten Have-de Labije.

Antony Malvasi, Counselling Psychologist, West London

Antony Malvasi, Counselling Psychologist, West London

Antony Malvasi is an experienced Counselling Psychologist registered with the BPS and HCPC. He completed his ISTDP core training in 2019. He has been working as a psychologist, manager and supervisor in NHS mental health services for the past 10 years.

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He has extensive experience in treating a broad array of psychological and emotion related problems such as anxiety/depression, trauma, grief and loss, self-esteem issues, emotion regulation, relationship difficulties, patterns of self-sabotage and self-defeat. He was a yoga teacher for 10 years and has a special interest in the mind/body connection. He practises in West London and is committed to helping people develop self-compassion and awareness of the blocks to healthy emotional experiencing so they can lead more fulfilling lives and have more satisfying relationships.

Heather McCartney

Heather McCartney, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Cheltenham & Cornwall

Heather McCartney is a highly experienced psychoanalytic psychotherapist who trained originally in the British Jungian tradition (BPC/WMIP). She completed Core Training with ISTDP UK in 2020 and offers ISTDP in private practice both online and face to face in Cheltenham and Cornwall.

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She is undertaking advanced training with ISTDP-UK and with Josette Ten Have-de Labije in Berlin, and is widely involved in professional development in the broader ISTDP field.

Having been involved in the training and formation of psychotherapists for many years, Heather also offers supervision and mentoring.

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Dr John Moulder-Brown, Counselling Psychologist, Central London

Dr John Moulder-Brown (2015 Core Group) is a Counselling Psychologist registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). He completed his core training with Josette ten Have-de Labije in Berlin.

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As part of his further development in ISTDP he is currently in an advanced, international training group. John works in private practice in Central London and at the Priory Hospital North London. He previously worked in outpatient clinics in the NHS. Prior to becoming a psychologist John was a professional ski-racer. He enjoys following sport, especially developments in sports psychology, as well as music and films.

Julie Beckett

Julie Beckett, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Cornwall

Julie Beckett (Core group 5) is a registered psychoanalytic psychotherapist and a member of FIP.

After training as an actress at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, she focused her attention on what emotional drivers lead to psychological distress, qualifying as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist at The Severnside Institute of Psychotherapy.

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She went on to complete the three-year Core training in ISTDP, as well as a further two years in advanced ISTDP training.

She runs a private practice in Cornwall offering therapy in a flexible way that fits in, as far as possible, with the needs of her patients.

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Dr Leo Russell, Clinical Psychologist, DClinPsych, Exeter

Dr. Leo Russell is a Clinical Psychologist registered with the health professions council. He works for the NHS in community adult mental health.

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He is experienced in providing therapy for people who suffer from a wide range of emotional difficulties and has a special interest in medically unexplained symptoms. He has published in the areas of Eating Disorders, Bipolar Disorder and functional neurological symptoms.

Dr Russell is not currently taking on private referrals.

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Ofra Anker (MA), UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist central London & Hertfordshire

Ofra (MA) is a UKCP registered Psychotherapist and ISTDP Practitioner. She is a UKCP Listed Supervisor. She has over 25 years’ experience working as a psychotherapist with individuals and couples.

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In addition to her practice, her work included: nearly 20 years teaching, training and group facilitating in a private Psychotherapy School in North London. She was a member of UKCP Board of Directors for 3 years and a UKCP/HIPC Chair of Assessment Board for almost 10 years. She is currently running a private practice in Central London and once weekly in her home practice in Arkley, Hertfordshire. Her overall practice approach could be summed up as “Tough Love”.

Dr Seh Rho

Dr Seh Rho, Counselling Psychologist, central London

Dr Seh Rho is a Counselling Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and completed core training in ISTDP in 2019. She has worked in the NHS for over a decade in adult mental health as a clinician and supervisor and also teaches in higher education.

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She has experience working with a range of emotional and physical health difficulties from anxiety, depression to medically unexplained symptoms with a specialist interest in cross-cultural issues. She offers both online and face-to-face sessions; her consultation room is 5 minutes’ walking distance from Victoria station.

Dr Anthony Wharton

Dr Anthony Wharton, Clinical Psychologist, Plymouth

Dr Anthony Wharton is a Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. Dr Wharton works in a rural NHS community adult mental health team in Devon and in a systemic family therapy service, part-time.

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He has worked in the NHS for over 16 years and is experienced in providing psychotherapy to people who suffer from a wide range of social, emotional, physical and mental health problems that are underpinned by complex trauma.

Anthony has a particular interest in working with health, depression, anxiety and emotional regulation, relational and embodied trauma, inclusive of somatic or medically unexplained physical symptoms.

Dr Wharton is currently taking on new referrals for private practice.

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Ben Jones, Psychotherapist, Nottingham and Online

Ben Jones is a BACP accredited psychotherapist who works in private practice. He is an experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist who is also a qualified ISTDP practitioner.

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He offers ISTDP therapy both face to face at his office in Nottingham, as well online.

Currently undertaking ISTDP core training

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Dr Ann-Marie Munday, Clinical Psychologist, Coventry and Solihull

Ann-Marie is a Clinical Psychologist registered with the HCPC and is currently undertaking core training in ISTDP. She has worked within the NHS for 20 years, working predominately within Adult Mental Health Services. Over the last 13 years she has worked with adults with complex, severe, and enduring mental health difficulties, with a specialist interest in working with complex PTSD and trauma.

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In private practice Ann-Marie offers psychological therapy to individuals with a wide range of difficulties, these include anxiety, depression, trauma, attachment related difficulties and interpersonal/relationship difficulties. She offers both short and longer term therapy either online or face-to-face in Coventry and Solihull.

Sarai Monk

Sarai Monk, Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, Hampshire and London

Sarai Monk, MA, BPC, BACP, Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists, works in private practice in Hampshire and London. She has spent the past 20 years studying the link between the mind, the body, and the unconscious, in trauma. Her passion is to help you overcome repetitive patterns and symptoms, so that you can build self-esteem, express yourself, and resolve relationship issues.

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Sarai trained at the Tavistock Clinic in London in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (D58 and D59 trainings), and the Institute of Psychoanalysis (Foundation Course). Alongside private practice she has worked as a psychodynamic psychotherapist in the Trauma Service at the Tavistock Clinic, and at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust as staff counsellor during the Covid pandemic.

Dr Kimberley Keegan

Dr Kimberley Keegan, Clinical Psychologist, Lancashire

Dr Kimberley Keegan is a Clinical Psychologist Chartered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). She is currently undertaking core training in ISTDP.

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Kimberley has worked in the NHS and Civil Service, specialising in trauma (PTSD, developmental, military-related), relationship difficulties and anxiety/depression. She provides sessions from a clinic in Clitheroe, Lancashire and online. She has current availability for ISTDP therapy.

She has a specialist interest in working with athletes due to her own love of outdoor pursuits.

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Dr Silviya Ralovska, Consultant General Adult Psychiatry, Oxford

Silviya is a Consultant Psychiatrist on the GMC Specialist Register and a Specialist Associate with the Royal College of Psychiatry.

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She has more than 10 years of experience in the UK and Bulgaria, supporting people with mental health difficulties.

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Anthony Hill, Clinical Psychotherapist, Dorset

Anthony Hill is a UKCP-registered Clinical Psychotherapist who has worked in both the private and charitable sectors for over 15 years. Now specialising in ISTDP for individual adults, his practice is based in Dorset and online.

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Anthony originally trained as an Integrative Psychotherapist at The Minster Centre, London, and is an accredited member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy.

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Dr Stavroula Madenlidou, MD, MRCPsych, Greater London

Dr Stavroula Madenlidou is a Specialty Registrar in General Adult and Old Age Psychiatry at the North London Mental Health Partnership. Her professional journey includes a robust training background in various psychiatric disciplines as well as involvement in teaching, quality improvement and research.

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Dr Madenlidou is currently a trainee in Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), with ISTDP-UK. Her psychotherapy training is complemented by her experience in psychodynamic psychotherapy and CBT. She is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the International Experiential Dynamic Therapy Association (IEDTA) and holds full registration with the General Medical Council (GMC).

She is currently available to take on clients for online therapy in the ISTDP format.

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Dr Paul Bradley, Chartered Clinical Psychologist, South East Wales

Dr Paul Bradley is a chartered Clinical Psychologist, a member of the British Psychological Society and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. He currently leads an NHS neuropsychology service for people living with neuroinflammatory diseases (e.g. multiple sclerosis) in South East Wales.

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He has a broad background of experience in mental and physical health services. Paul is currently enrolled in Core group 10 and is in the second year of ISTDP training. He is based in South East Wales and is currently taking referrals for online ISTDP therapy.

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Dr Lorraine Haye, Clinical Psychologist, North West England

Lorraine is registered with the health and care professions council (HCPC) and currently training in ISTDP. She has an interest in trauma, physical health, attachment and neuropsychology. She works in the NHS with adults who have neurological conditions and has a background working with a wide range of physical health difficulties.

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In private practice she accepts referrals from charities and social enterprises for culturally sensitive interventions in addition to attachment and trauma focused family, parent and child work. She also offers brief and longer term therapy for a range of mental health difficulties. Lorraine is currently accepting referrals for ISTDP informed therapy online or face to face in Liverpool or Manchester.

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Emily Hill, Psychologist, Cardiff

Emily qualified as a psychologist in 2011. Since this time, she has worked in independent inpatient mental health care with individuals with depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, psychosis, trauma, substance misuse, and those with difficulties with relationships and self-harm.

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Emily went on to work in New Zealand, where she supported individuals who had been convicted of various offences, and who had difficulties arising from childhood trauma and adversity. After returning to the UK in 2015 Emily joined the NHS. Emily has experience in using CBT, Schema Therapy and Mentalisation Based informed approaches to her therapy work, before beginning her training in ISTDP in January 2021.

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Dr Rob Stamatakis, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, Wales

Rob qualified as a medical doctor in 2002 and is a Consultant Psychiatrist in the NHS. He is regulated by the General Medical Council and a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and has 15 years’ experience of working with adults across a range of emotional and psychological experiences.

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Areas of specialist experience include anxiety, low mood, anger and aggression, and personality and interpersonal difficulties. Rob offers online sessions lasting 50 minutes, initially for six sessions. Sessions would, with agreement, be recorded for training and supervision purposes and in accordance with confidentiality and information governance safeguards.

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Dr Laura Frost, Clinical Psychologist, Stafford

Dr Laura Frost is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). She has worked in the NHS for over six years and is currently working within prison based mental health services for women and young adult males.

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Laura has a range of clinical experience which includes working with people experiencing relationship difficulties, low mood, trauma related difficulties, anxiety, voices, personality-based difficulties, and problems with managing emotions. Laura currently has availability and is taking on new referrals for online ISTDP therapy.