ISTDP therapists

The following are registered professionals in psychotherapy, counselling, clinical psychology and/or psychiatry. They have completed at least a 3-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 takes no responsibility for any decisions you make or for the outcome of any decisions. 

Ainslie Baker, BPS Chartered, Psychologist, Central London

Ainslie Baker is a chartered Counselling Psychologist and Psychotherapist, registered with the British Psychological Society, the Health and Care Professions Council, and the UK Council for Psychotherapy. He trained in ISTDP with Jon Frederickson in Washington DC (2010-2013.

Working in private practice in Central London since 2004, he is experienced in providing therapy for people who suffer from a wide range of emotional and relational difficulties.

Ainslie has also spent twenty years working globally as a leadership consultant and coach. Through this work, he supports senior people in the discovery of their greatest capacity to lead in complex, changing environments.

Email: ainslie.baker@me.com

Dr Garret O’Moore, Chartered Counselling Psychologist, Central 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). 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 runs a private practice in Central London providing both brief and longer term therapy to adults.

Website https://www.garretomoore.com
Email info@garretomoore.com

Em Farrell, Psychotherapist, Islington and Buckinghamshire

Em is a member of The College of Psychoanalysts, and trained in ISTDP in the 2009 Core Group. She has worked as a psychotherapist for over 25 years, and has taught, supervised, written and given talks in this country and abroad. She loves using ISTDP to help people who want to change. She is an an interactive and quite feisty, but kind therapist.

Website www.emfarrellpsychotherapy.com
Email emfreegrove@gmail.com
Telephone 0207 686 4059

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

Emailalexandra@psychotherapist.ndonet.com

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. 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.

Emailpatsywmcgilll@gmail.com
Telehone: 07759 414388

Joseph Mishan BSc (Hons), RMN Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Bishops Stortford

Joseph Mishan BSc (2006 core group) is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist registered with the UKCP. He was senior practitioner in an NHS psychotherapy service in north London for 26 years, and now has a small private practice in Bishops Stortford. He works as an individual psychotherapist and supervisor. He is also a mindfulness practitioner and teacher.

Website http://josephmishan.co.uk/
Email joseph.mishan@phonecoop.coop

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 15 years. He completed his core training in ISTDP with Josette ten Have-de Labije and Dr Robert Neborsky. He is also a qualified practitioner of Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy.
He specialises in working with adults with a range of complex difficulties and is also endorsed by the General Medical Council in the treatment and management of mental health problems associated with physical health issues. He provides training, consultation, and supervision to mental health professionals including trainee psychiatrists based both within and outside of the UK.
Dr Louis is a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis. He is an Associate Trainer with ISTDP-UK and an Advanced Member the International Experiential Dynamic Therapy Association.

Email info@halcyonminds.co.uk

Dr Anthony Theuninck, Chartered Clinical Psychologist, SE London

Dr Anthony Theuninck is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). He works in private practice and within NHS adult mental health services, specialising in complex mental health problems. He works with adults (18+) and couples. His published research covers people’s experiences of trauma, discrimination, sexuality and chronic health problems. He qualified in ISTDP in 2014.

Website https://www.anthonytheuninck.co.uk
Email
 anthony.theuninck@gmail.com
Telephone 07949313216

Mrs Carisso Haine, Psychotherapist, Reading, Berkshire & London

Carisso Haine (2006 core group) is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, registered with UKCP. She has attended ISTDP training with Patricia Coughlin, John Frederickson and Robert Neborsky. She has been Chair of the Clinic and a Training Therapist at the London Centre for Psychotherapy and in private practice for 30 years. Carisso is a member of IEDTA (International Experiential Dynamic Therapy Association). Carisso is interested in working with difficulties such as anxiety, depression and relationship problems pertaining to problems with intimacy. She is currently taking on private referrals.

Website https://carissohaine-psychotherapist.co.uk
Email 
anncarisso@icloud.com
Mobile 07977 307554

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. 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.

Website www.camdencounselling.com
Email catherine.colley@zen.co.uk
Phone 07914955750

Hend Farza, UKCP registered Psychotherapeutic counsellor, Oxford

Hend (2014 CORE Group 5) DSc (Paris), PGDip MSt Psychodynamic Practice (Oxf) is accredited by and registered with the UKCP and a member of the BACP. She has several years’ experience of offering counselling in different settings, including the NHS Psychological Services and the University of Oxford students’ Counselling service. She attended advanced ISTDP training and runs her private practice in Oxford.

Website https://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/counsellors/hend-farza
Email hendoxfordcounselling@gmail.com

Dr Javier Malda Castillo, Clinical Psychologist, Liverpool

Dr Javier Malda Castillo (DClinPsych) is a chartered Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.  He is an accredited MBT therapist by the Anna Freud Centre, a Group Analytic Practitioner and associate member of the Institute of Group Analysis (IGA) and completed psychodynamic psychotherapy (D58) training in the Tavistock Clinic.

His ISTDP journey started in Core 8 under the supervision of Dr Sharon Lewis, Dr Neborsky and Alexandra Knowles. Since then, his work integrates ISTDP, attachment theory as well as independent school psychoanalytic principles. He has a particular interest in working with adults who have experienced complex trauma as well as medically unexplained symptoms.

Website www.istdpnorth.com
Email 
j.maldacastillo@outlook.com

 

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 is currently working as a psychologist, manager and supervisor in the NHS specialising in addictions. He has experience in treating a broad array of emotion related problems including mood disorders, relationship difficulties, trauma and personality disorders. He was a Yoga teacher for 10 years and has a special interest in the mind/body connection and applying ISTDP to addictions. He has a private practice in West London and is passionately committed to helping people eliminate self-defeating blocks to healthy emotional experiencing so they can lead fulfilling and authentic lives.

Email antmalvasi@gmail.com
Phone 07789694792

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. 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.

Website www.heathermccartneypsychotherapy.com
Email heathermccartney111@gmail.com
Phone 07970 519894

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. 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.

Website www.johnmoulderbrownistdp.com
Email jmoulderbrown@hotmail.com
Mobile 07886976485

Julie Beckett, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Bristol & the South West

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. 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 central Bristol offering therapy in a flexible way that fits in, as far as possible, with the needs of her patients.

Email julesbeckett@googlemail.com
Website www.juliebeckett.co.uk
Mobile 07597 776994

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. 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.

Email leorussell@hotmail.co.uk

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. 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”

Emailinfo@ofraanker.com
Mobile: +447799060748
Websitehttps://www.ofraanker.com/

Dr Rohan Naidoo, Clinical Psychologist, central London

Dr Rohan Naidoo is a Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. He undertook a core training in ISTDP from 2012-14.  After working in the NHS for nine years, he began a private practice in Central London. He has experience treating a spectrum of emotion-related problems, especially depression and anxiety and areas of special interest include personal growth, identity & change, and the mind-body connection. Alongside clinical work, he teaches at the University of Nottingham with research interests in the question of personal identity.

Email 
drrjnaidoo@gmail.com

https://www.stillpointspaces.com/counselors/385

https://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/counsellors/rohan-naidoo

https://www.stapleinnassociates.com/

Dr Thomas Mitchell, Clinical Psychologist, Hertfordshire and central London

Dr Thomas Mitchell is a Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). He begun practising ISTDP in 2012 and trained in the 2015 ISTDP Core Group. Having worked in the NHS for 12 years in various settings, he left to set up a private practice. He has experience treating a wide range of emotion-related problems, including depression, anxiety, trauma, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder and various personality disorders. His areas of special interest include trauma, unexplained physical pain and attachment. In addition to his clinical work, he has taught at the University of Hertfordshire on both the Clinical Psychology doctoral training programme and for undergraduate and postgraduate nursing degrees. He has also published research in the area of disability and mental health.

Email drthomasmitchellpsych@gmail.com
Telephone 07515821753

Dr Seh Rho, Counselling Psychologist, central London

Dr Seh Rho is a Counselling Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. She has worked in the NHS for over a decade as a clinician and supervisor as well as enjoyed her role as Visiting Lecturer at City University of London’s Counselling Psychology doctorate programme. She has experience working with a range of emotional and physical health difficulties from anxiety and depression to medically unexplained symptoms. Her consultation room is five minutes from Victoria station, and she has availability throughout the week.

Website https://www.sehrho.com
Email rho.seh@gmail.com
Mobile 07854169887

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. 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.

Website www.istdpsouthwest.com
Email  info@istdpsouthwest.com

Currently undertaking ISTDP core training

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. 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.

Mobile 07919 405 466
Email luminaire01@gmail.com

Jessica Murray, Psychodynamic Counsellor, BACP Registered Member, London & Bristol

Jess Murray is a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. She is part of Core-9 ISTDP training and has a private practice in North London, providing brief and longer-term therapy to adults and adolescents. Jess practises ISTDP as it allows her to work very deeply with clients whilst also working in a structured and evidence-based way. Jess has a particular interest in working with LGBTQIA+ folk and offers reduced-rates to people involved in Climate Justice or affiliated activism.

Website jessmurraytherapy.co.uk

Marilyn Gulland, Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, central London

Marilyn is a psychotherapeutic counsellor registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.  She is currently undertaking Core Training with iSTDP-UK.  Marilyn provides therapy to students at a London Conservatoire, and has a private practice in Central London.  Marilyn has practiced as a solicitor in the City for over twenty years and continues to do so.  She is particularly interested in helping driven individuals negotiate and balance their internal needs within a demanding and pressured environment.  She is passionate about helping people achieve their fullest potential through intensive, brief and longer term therapy.

Email marilyngullandtherapy@gmail.com

Roger Holmes, MSc., Psychologist, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Roger is member of the Dutch Psychological Association (NIP) and has been in Core Training with ISTDP-UK since 2020. He has a background in Clinical Health Psychology. He is able to take on a limited number of private referrals via remote video contact, or in person in the South-East of The Netherlands (Eindhoven area).

Email roger@goedgesprekmet.nl
Website http://goedgesprekmet.nl/EN/

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ISTDP – UK provides 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. ISTDP-UK takes no responsibility for any decisions you make or for the outcome of any decisions.