We are delighted to present our 50 eminent members of teaching staff.
Registered Integrative Child Psychotherapist, Senior Lecturer: MA Integrative Child Psychotherapy, Diploma Parent-Child Therapy, Diploma in Adolescent Therapy (The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education, London). Consultant and Trainer in Parenting and Communication Skills.
Pg Dip Art Psychotherapy, SRAsT(A), HCPC Reg, BA (Hons) Fine Art.
Head of the Arts Psychotherapy Service at City and Hackney NHS Trust .12 years experience as an Art Psychotherapist working in clinical settings in both adult and adolescent psychiatry. Placement supervisor for a number of Arts Therapies courses. Specialist areas of expertise include personality and psychotic disorders. Marrianne studied art at Queensland College of Art and is a practicing artist. Trained in Winnicottian child development work at the Squiggle Foundation.
Dr Robin Bennett
Chartered Clinical Psychologitst, working in mental health services for over 15 years, including Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (Community and inpatient settings), and Social Communication Disorder (Autism) Team and Specialist Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Clinics. Regularly lectures on courses including Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at University of East London and the MSc in Child Mental Health at University College London / Institute of Child Health. Board Member of the UK Psychological Trauma Society. Specialist on a phone-in radio programme on LBC as well as television news programmes on BBC News 24 and BBC Worldwide.
MSc Gestalt Psychotherapy, BEd (Hons), Dip. Gestalt Psych, UKCP Gestalt Registered Psychotherapist. Former Accredited member of OFSTED. Created Thrive CD Rom (formerly ENABLE), an interactive computer programme designed to offer practical strategies to work with the emotional needs underlying children’s challenging behaviours. Co-authored Improving the Emotional Health and Well-being of Young People in Secure Units (DoH/NCB, 2005) and Feel the Difference: Learning in an Emotionally Competent School (CELSI, 2003). Contributed to National Healthy Schools Guidance document on Emotional Health and Well-being (HAD, 2004).
LLCMTD, Dip. Music Therapy, Dip SD,
Qualified musician, music therapist, movement therapist and UKCP reg psychotherapist, teaches music therapy, group dynamics and psychotherapy and psychoanalytic theory at The Institute. Trained in both western and oriental approaches to music therapy and specializes in how these interface with western psychotherapy. Extensive psychotherapeutic experience in adolescent units and works with children, teenagers and adults
Registered Integrative Psychotherapist. Worked extensively in acute psychiatric settings as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Psychotherapy where her role included training and supervising professionals working in NHS settings. Specialises in working with clients with Self Disorders and Complex Personality Disorders. Tutorial staff on the MSc. Programme in Integrative Psychotherapy at Metanoia Institute and trainer at The Nottingham Trent University and The Manchester Institute of Psychotherapy.
UKCP Registered Integrative Arts Psychotherapist. Co-Director Postgraduate Certificate/Advanced Diploma in the Therapeutic and Education Application of the Arts, IATE. Originally trained with and worked for Relate. Particlular specialism in the clown as a form of expression and healing. Runs sessions in hospitals, schools and with people with special needs as well as in a wider social context.
Trained in Person Centred, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis and Systemic Family Psychotherapy. Formerly Head of the Person Centred Counselling Course at Metanoia Institute, she has many years experience in the development of clinicians, both as a trainer and supervisor. She also has over ten years experience as a manager in a large organisation and considerable involvement in the implementation of change programmes within the organisational setting.
PG Cert Teaching & Education, Freelance Theatre Director & Stage Director
Tutor in Theatre Design at Central School of Speech and Drama. Expertise in puppet therapy.
MSc Integrative Psychotherapist, BEd (Hons), Dip Int Psych UKCP Registered Psychotherapist,.Worked as teacher, advisor and inspector. Former accredited member of OFSTED. UKCP registered Psychotherapist. Created Thrive CD Rom (formerly ENABLE), an interactive computer programme designed to offer practical strategies to work with the emotional needs underlying children’s challenging behaviours. Co-authored Improving the Emotional Health and Well-being of Young People in Secure Units (DoH/NCB, 2005) and Feel the Difference: Learning in an Emotionally Competent School (CELSI, 2003). Contributed to National Healthy Schools Guidance document on Emotional Health and Well-being (HAD, 2004).
UKCP registered child psychotherapist who also trained in transactional analysis and group dynamics. Over 10 years experience of working with highly traumatised children and young people and their families at a therapeutic community. Specialises in group and individual therapy with young people who have experienced sexual exploitation and interfamiliar sexual abuse. Previously she was acting manager of a therapeutic community and also employed as head of therapeutic programme creating and establishing the individual and therapeutic group work programme.
Dominic Guard works as a psychotherapist with parents and children in private practice. He has worked therapeutically in many settings including Family Futures (a service offering therapy and counselling to deeply troubled children and teenagers who have been adopted), schools, with school-excluded children and on the Teens and Toddlers project. He is the author of ten published story books for children and was formerly an actor winning a BAFTA and appearing in twenty feature films and over one hundred television productions.
Accredited Circle Time Trainer, Cert. Neuro-Linguistic Progamming, Accredited Trainer in Protective Behaviours, Dip in Early Childhood Education, Integrative Arts Psychotherapist, UKATC Registered Child Therapeutic Counsellor. Author: How to Nurture and Enhance Your Child’s Development.
MA (distinction) BA (Hons). UKCP / MBCAP registered. Integrative (Child) Psychotherapist and Supervisor trained at The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education. As well as being part of the faculty at IATE he also works as a Visiting Lecturer at City University where he delivers training to health care professionals in the Department for Community and Health Sciences. He maintains a busy private practice working with children, adults, families and groups specialising in developmental trauma, addiction, creativity, sexuality and transpersonal issues. Paul has worked with children and young people for the past 18 years in the context of Education, Social Services, Health and the Community Arts focusing on learning differences, alternate and non-standard forms of communication. He is currently supervising the first integrative counselling training for D/deaf adults in the medium of BSL. He also works as a group therapist in a treatment facility for adults in recovery from addiction and has served in a voluntary capacity at both London Friend and PACE. In addition to his psychotherapeutic practice, Paul teaches a regular yoga class and is particularly interested in cross-cultural practices of mindfulness and embodiment as well as the transformational and healing potential of the arts. .
MA Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy, UKCP registered psychotherapist. Psychosynthesis Psychotherapist, PG Dip CounsellingTutor and trainer on foundation year and weekend programme, Former Trainer for Childline. Originally trained in acting at LAMDA and teaches drama therapy
Dr Dan Hughes
Clinical Psychologist. Internationally acclaimed child and family therapy clinician with cutting edge technique and decades of groundbreaking practice with very traumatised children and young people.. Author: Building the Bonds of Attachment - Awakening Love in Deeply Troubled Children. Principles of Attachment-Focused Parenting. Attachment-Focused Family Therapy, Attachment-Focused Family Therapy Workbook. Also many clinical papers including: Attachment-focused Treatment for Foster and Adoptive Families. (British Psychological Society, 2005) An Attachment-Based Treatment for Maltreated Children and Youth.
Core tutor teaching the therapeutic application of the arts at IATE 20 years. BA Honours degrees in Psychology and Fine Art. MA Fine Art; Post Graduate Diplomas in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy and Counselling. Practising artist exhibiting regularly in South West. Previous Chair Bath Artists Studios. Co-leads sculpture summer school courses at Marlborough College summer school (9 years). Artist-in-Residence Autumn 2006 for Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art Community Programme (with British Art Show 6) Gateshead. Previous work includes: Teaching on Counselling Courses-10 years for Cambridge Institute of Education/Cambridge University, 2 Years Durham University. Founding Director Centre Thirty Three Youth Counselling Service. Private practice. Group work with General Practitioners in training and student therapists.
UKCP registered Integrative Arts Psychotherapist, registered Social Worker, and Clinical Supervisor with 30 years experience of working with children, young people, their families and carers. Worked in the Safeguarding and Child Protection arena for many years in local authority setting and within the voluntary sector as practitioner and Manager. Developed/ managed an NSPCC Young People’s Centre providing easy to access Counselling/Creative Therapies, Children’s Rights Advocacy and Participation services for vulnerable and abused children both in care and in the community. Clinical Supervisor for CAMHS Attachment project. Trainer/Clinical Supervisor for a Drugs/Alcohol Service for children/teenagers impacted by parental substance misuse.
Dr Sue Jenner
Child Clinical Psychologist. Author of The Parent-Child Game which focuses on the effective management of challenging behaviour in children and the healing of parent- child relationships. Author of The Parent Baby Game. Clinical Psychologist working for many years in the Child Psychiatry Department at The Maudsley Hospital, London.
BEd, MA, Dip BDA, UKCP registered Integrative Arts Psychotherapist and Supervisor. Has worked with children for over 25 years as a Special Needs Teacher, Dyslexia Specialist and as an Integrative Arts Psychotherapist. She currently works with children and their parents, both individually and together. She is experienced in working with babies suffering from substance and alcohol misuse. Has a special interest in the positive effect for children of closely observing how parent-infant attachment relationships develop over the first year of the baby’s life.
Integrative Arts Psychotherapist. Has a private practice in East Sussex working with couples, individuals and groups. For many years she has run groups and workshops with a variety of foci, including palliative care (professionals and patients), bereavement, suicide, women’s groups, ‘five elements’, shiatsu and the Wheel of the Year. She trained as a couple counsellor with Time2 Relate and has developed this work to include the arts
Dr Hilary Kennedy
35 years experience as Chartered Educational Psychologist working with families, schools and professionals around children. Key trainer, researcher, writer in Video Interaction Guidance for parents. Honorary Senior Lecturer, University College London. Honorary Research Fellow, Newcastle University. Founder of VERoC (Video Enhanced Reflection on Communication) Centre at University of Dundee in 2000. Publications include Learning Through Conversation: Exploring and Extending Teacher and Children’s Involvement in Classroom Talk, Video Interaction Guidance as a Method to Promote Secure Attachment.
Dr Tami Kramer
Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. Senior Clinical Research Fellow at Imperial College, London.
Dr Garry L. Landreth (USA)
Internationally acclaimed for his writings and work in promoting the development of child-centred play therapy. Professor, University of North Texas. Founder of the Center for Play Therapy. Written more than 150 journal articles, books and videos including award-winning book ‘Play Therapy: The Art of the Relationship’, and ‘Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT)’ Director Emeritus of the Association for Play Therapy (APT). Received APT Lifetime Achievement Award and Research Award.
Director of the Diploma in Child Counselling at the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education. UKCP registered Integrative Child Psychotherapist with many years experience working with children, adolescents and families, and within social care, education and CAMHS teams. Consultant and trainer on emotional, psychological and mental health development and runs successful programs of parent seminars that focus on child development, behaviour and understanding the communication that lies beneath. Stuart is a consultant and trainer within Thriveftc: a programme that draws on the latest findings of neuroscience, attachment theory, child development and research in addressing developmental and relational deficit, in children who are failing to learn and thrive.
Dr Michelle Lefevre
UKCP registered psychotherapist and Senior Lecturer in social work at the University of Sussex. Author of the groundbreaking book 'Communicating with Children and Young People: Making a Difference’ and co-editor an anthology on Direct Work: Social Work with Children and Young People in Care. Deputy Editor of the international journal 'Social Work Education'. Background in child protection, arts psychotherapy expert witness forensic interviewing of child victims of abuse; assessments of risk of significant harm. Previously a member of the UKCP psychotherapy with children committee,
Dip IATE, UKCP Registered Body Psychotherapist, Cert Supervision
Tsafi is a Body Psychotherapist who specialises in Arts and Gestalt. Private psychotherapy supervision practice and trainer for over 20 years. She is a lecturer and tutor on the Diploma and M.A. Course in Integrative Arts in Psychotherapy. She was also Co-Director of the M.A. In Creativity and Imagination course at IATE. Tsafi graduated from arts school and studied expressive movement and Butto dance theatre in Japan.She has contributed to chapters and articles in the area of therapeutic relationship in clinical work.
MSc in Gestalt Psychotherapy, PG Dip in Art Psychotherapy, BA (Hons) SRAT, UKCP registered psychotherapist. Vice-Chair of the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT) Associate Editor of the International Journal of Art Therapy: Inscape. Originally studied Psychology and Fine Art (Sculpture and Ceramics), before training in art therapy at Goldsmiths College, University of London. HCPC registered Art Therapist and a UKCP registered Gestalt Psychotherapist. Worked in the field of therapy in health, social care and educational settings for the past eleven years. Interests: Politics and the impact that changes in policy and legislation have on the profession. Currently represents art therapists on the Allied Health Professions Federation (AHPF).
UKCP registered Integrative Arts Psychotherapist. Claire works as a psychotherapist in private practice. She is also trained in Dance/Movement therapy and has a background in the Arts (degree in Fashion/Textiles, Theatre and Dance). She currently divides her time between teaching and practicing Integrative Arts Psychotherapy, and running an Argentine Tango school in South London.
Dr James Low
PhD, MA, BA, Postgraduate Dip in Art Therapy, UKCP Registered Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Marital & Sexual Therapist, Cognitive and Analytic Psychotherapist, Integrative Arts Psychotherapist Author: Being Right There: The Mirror of Clear Meaning. Simply Being
Dr Jeanne Magagna
Was Head of Psychotherapy Services at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and Consultant Psychotherapist in Ellern Mede Centre for Eating Disorders in London. She trained at the Tavistock Clinic in London to become a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist (Phd level), Family Psychotherapist and Adult Psychotherapist. Jeanne is the vice-president and joint coordinator of training for the Centro Studi Martha Harris Tavistock model trainings in Florence and Venice, Italy. Currently she teaches on the Tavistock eLearning Programme on Suicide and Self-Harm. She has edited Universals of Psychoanalysis, and jointly edited Psychotherapy with Families, Crises in Adolescence, Intimate Transformations: Babies with their Families, The Silent Child: Communication without Words (Karnacs, 2012) and Observacion du Bebes (Mexico City, Mexico: PAIDOS, 2012). .
MA, Dip GPTI, Dip RSA, Member BAC, UKCP Registered Integrative Arts Psychotherapist Scholar in Gestalt Psychotherapy and Senior teaching member of the Gestalt Psychotherapy Training Institute. Author: Developing Gestalt Counselling and Co- author Fritz Perls (Key Figures in Counselling and Psychotherapy series).
A Nursery Teacher and Early Years Co-ordinator for many years before training as an Integrative Child Psychotherapist. Specialist training in Infant Observation. Extensive experience of working with deeply traumatised children in schools for children with specials needs and private practice. Facilitates Parenting Support Groups. Clinical Supervisor and runs training in child development, attachment and neuroscience for nurseries and other early years settings.
Integrative Child Psychotherapist and clinical supervisor. Working in private and state schools with children and adolescents with emotional difficulties. Specialism: working psychotherapeutically with young people with complex needs, specifically teenagers on the Autistic Spectrum.
MA, UKCP Registered Integrative Arts Psychotherapist. Specialist in the field of learning disability. Senior Lecturer in Counselling at Chichester University. Co- Director Postgraduate Certificate/Advanced Diploma in the Therapeutic and Educational Application of the Arts IATE. Training Consultant within the voluntary sector with organisations/communities supporting people with disability.
Dip in Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy (BCPC) UKCP Registered Dip in Applied Humanistic Psychology, Post-Adoption training, Jungian Sandplay Therapy training, Psychodynamic Counselling Supervision training, PGCE, BA
Originally trained as a Dancer at the Royal Ballet School but later went on to study Religion and Philosophy and holds an MA Degree in Dance. He has worked in senior lecturing posts in a number of Higher Education Colleges as well as undertaking research in dance for the BBC. He contributes many articles as Dance Critic to leading journals and is involved in the design of degree courses in dance. He is Chairman of the Academic Board at The Institute.
Psychotherapist (Specialism: PTSD) and Children's Rights Advisor. Created the CATT protocol (combining human rights with both a cognitive and arts based post traumatic stress treatment). Carlotta founded Luna Children's Charity to support international organisations that offer assistance to children and young people affected by war, conflict or natural disaster. She was Clinical and Research Director for Luna for 7 years, supervising operations in Rwanda, Uganda, South Africa, Pakistan and Turkey. Visiting Lecturer, University College London and London Metropolitan University ( Lecturer in CBT for children and teenagers, and PTSD in children in teenagers). Previously Evidence Based Practice Unit-Participation Consultant for The Anna Freud Centre and Co-Director of Trauma Psychology UK. Developed a psychosocial project for permanently excluded children and young people with 'Building Bridges'. Supported by the Integrated Gangs Unit UK, to carry out research on serious group violence. Member of International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies, the European Society of Traumatic Stress Studies (where she is on the Children's Trauma Task Force) and the UK Psychological Trauma Society. Honorary Research Associate with Rhodes University.
MA, UKCP, SEP. Course Director of the Integrative Child Psychotherapy MA programme. UKCP registered Integrative Child Psychotherapist. With a background working in the arts, she has worked extensively with children and teenagers in multi-cultural inner-city community projects, schools and multidisciplinary teams for over 25 years. For the past 10 years, Roz has worked with fostered, adopted and traumatised children offering individual therapy to children, family therapy and parenting support and currently works at PAC (formerly the Post Adoption Centre) as a child and family psychotherapist. Roz is also a supervisor and freelance trainer. As well as working with the arts, Roz has a special interest in integrating psychotherapy with bodywork in the treatment of trauma and is a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner.
BSc, MA, DipSW, PQCCA. Senior Social Worker. Liz currently works for the Local Authority as an Independent Reviewing Officer chairing Child Protection Conferences, Looked After Children's Reviews and Adoption Reviews. Liz also worked for a number of years as part of the therapy team at Family Futures (Adoption Support Agency) undertaking assessments and providing therapeutic packages of support for adopted and fostered children and their families. Prior to this Liz worked in CAMHs developing a service for adopted children and parents experiencing difficulties, conducted risk assessments and worked therapeutically with a range of children and young people experiencing complex and often severe mental health difficulties.
Member of the Centre for Attachment-based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Worked for many years as a psychotherapist in psychiatric hospitals, with adults and adolescents. Extensive experience of working with deeply troubled adolescents (specialist expertise: self-harm/ eating disorders). Consultant Psychotherapist at the Clinic for Dissociative Studies, and training supervisor and visiting lecturer at the John Bowlby Centre and The Centre for Child Mental Health. Lectures widely on trauma and dissociation, and maintains a small private practice. Co-edited book Forensic Aspects of Dissociative Identity Disorder (Karnac, 2008) is a key text in the field. Trained also at the Institute of Psychoanalysis
Dr Paul Sepping
Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist for over 20 years. Group Analyst. PhD in Psychoanalytic Studies. Past Internal Advisor on Child and Family Mental Health for the Department of Health (1990-91). Author of several chapters in books and journal articles including Integrating Object Relations Narratives in Analytic Work with Children and Adolescents (2002), and ‘Narrative and Interpretation’ in Heart and Soul: The Therapeutic Face of Philosophy’ (1999, Mace, C.(Ed)).
Professor Diana Shmukler
PhD, M.Sc, B.Sc Hons, BA Hons, Clinical and Research Psychologist, UKCP Registered Integrative Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervision and Teaching member of ITAA (International Transactional Analysis Association). Author of Brief Therapy with Couples
Former Associate Professor of Applied Psychology (University of the Witwatersrand, Jhb S.A.) Visiting Professor at University of Derby, UK. Tutor at University of Utrecht in The Netherlands, at Metanoia Training Institute and IATE. Specialist Expertise: Post Traumatic Stress
Dr Valerie Sinason
Psychoanalyst and Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychotherapist. Director of the Clinic for Dissociative Studies. President of the Institute for Psychotherapy and Disability (IPD). Hon Consultant Psychotherapist for the University of Cape Town Child Guidance Clinic. Formerly Consultant Psychotherapist at the Tavistock Clinic and Consultant Research Psychoanalyst at St Georges Hospital Medical School. Seminal books ,Mental Handicap and the Human Condition and Attachment, Trauma and Dissociation. Co-author, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy After Child Abuse: The Treatment of Adults and Children Who Have Experienced Sexual Abuse, Violence and Neglect in Childhood and many journal articles.
MA, BSc Social Science, SRAT (Drama), Cert Supervisor
Registered Dramatherapy and Gestalt Psychotherapist .Accredited supervisor (BADth). Former Vice Chair British Drama Therapy Association. Worked with Social Services with families in crisis. Co- Author of Counselling Skills for Creative Arts Therapists.
Dr Margot Sunderland
D.Psych by Public Works; D.Litt (Hon), MA, BEd, Laban Cert F Coll P, Dip CAT, Dip GPTI, UKCP Registered Integrative Child Psychotherapist / Integrative Arts Psychotherapist / Gestalt Psychotherapist, Director of Education and Training at The Centre for Child Mental Health London, Associate Member of the Royal College of Medicine, Author of over twenty books in the field of child mental health, translated into eighteen languages and published in twenty-four countries. 'What Every Parent Needs to Know' (Dorling Kindersley) won First Prize in the British Medical Association Medical Book awards.
BA MACP, Reg Child psychotherapist - Trained at the Tavistock Clinic and qualified in 1983. Worked at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children (The Donald Winnicott Centre) in Hackney, and Howard House, a residential therapeutic Home for chronically abused young children run by St. Christopher's Fellowship. Has worked and taught at the Tavistock, and consulted to various Children's Homes run by Local authorities and the Fellowship. Retired from Clinical work, but continues to supervise for various trainings, and teach at IATE.
Psychotherapist and Dramatherapist. Somatic Experience practitioner and Theraplay practitioner. Co-founding Director of Family Futures – an organisation specialising in therapeutic work with traumatised fostered or adopted children who have experienced loss, neglect or abuse.
Jungian Analyst, Analytic Psychotherapist, UKCP reg. Integrative Arts Psychotherapist. MA, B.Ed. (Hons.)
Working with adults, adolescents and children for 18 years in schools, CAMHS (looked after young people) and private practice. Director of the Psychotherapeutic Counselling for Adolescents programme at IATE. Supervisor and Trainer.
BSc, MSc, CPsychol, AFBPsS, UKCP Registered Integrative Psychotherapist, HCPC Registered Counselling Psychologist and BPS Registered Chartered Psychologist.
Jacob's integrative approach incorporates relational, psychodynamic, attachment and transpersonal psychotherapies. He has been in practice since 1981 working with children, adolescents and adults in a wide variety of settings. He has been a Primary Supervisor on the MA in Integrative Child Psychotherapy Course at IATE since 2001. He also developed and co-lead the Certificate in Supervision Course at IATE from 2006 - 2007.