Senior Management Team
Andrew Balfour is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist trained to work with couples and individuals and is also qualified as a clinical psychologist. He has many years’ experience of working psychotherapeutically with couples, developing new projects and conducting research. He has published many papers in the field and has taught and lectured widely both in Britain and abroad. Andrew was appointed CEO in May 2016.
Director of Clinical Services
Limor is a clinical psychologist and couple psychoanalytic psychotherapist registered with the BPC to work with adults and couples. She is Director of Clinical Services and came to the role with a wealth of experience across a range of settings. She joined Tavistock Relationships in September 2013 as the Head of Clinical Services, having worked in the NHS in a number of clinical and managerial roles.
Director of Strategic Development
Honor trained as a social worker and has worked in both statutory and voluntary sector settings. At Tavistock Relationships she is responsible for the DWP funded Parents as Partners co-parenting groupwork programme, partnership developments and policy development work. Honor's particular interest is in effective interventions with families in trouble. She has written a series of short guides for practitioners including, 'A short guide to working with co-parents: why we don't, why we should and how we could' (Tavistock Relationships 2011). Honor sits on a number of Boards including her local NHS Clinical Commissioning Group Board and the Early Intervention Foundation. She was awarded an OBE in July 2010 for her work with children and families.
Director of Finance and Resources
Marcel joined Tavistock Relationships in July 2015, bringing a wealth of experience spanning 10 years across several industries, such as education, advertising and other creative industries. Most recently, he worked for not-for-profit organisations and charities such as Teach First and Creative Skillset. He is the Company Secretary of TIMP, Tavistock Relationships' overarching charity. He is an associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
Director of Studies
Julie has been a member of the Tavistock Relationships faculty since 2011. She initially led and managed short courses, then became Head of MA in Couple and Individual Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy and then moved into her current role as Director of Studies in 2016. She is a couple psychoanalytic psychotherapist and also undertakes training and supervision.
Faculty and Project Staff
Clinical Lead – Online Therapy
Pierre first joined Tavistock Relationships in 2007 as a trainee on the MA in couple psychotherapy and later took on various clinical and training roles. In August 2013 he became one the heads of Tavistock Relationships clinical service while retaining an active role in training. He is qualified as a counselling psychologist, clinical supervisor, individual psychotherapist and psychoanalytic couple psychotherapist.
Head of Clinical Services
Krisztina is a couple psychoanalytic psychotherapist and clinical lecturer who worked extensively with couples on issues around parenting. Having facilitated a number of Parents as Partners couples groups, she now teaches and supervises this work. She has also worked as senior research psychotherapist on Tavistock Relationships’ randomised controlled trial of a Mentalization based intervention aimed at highly conflicted separated parental couples. She has been part of various Mentalization based intervention projects working with highly conflicted couples and is involved in both time-limited and open ended psychoanalytic work with couples. She was also co-project lead on Tavistock Relationships’ Adopting Together Service.
Head of Learning & Development; Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and Clinical Lecturer
Damian started his training at Tavistock Relationships in 2008. Whilst training he began working at Tavistock Relationships where he established and co-ordinated the Wellbeing Service for Couples which offered a brief therapeutic intervention to couples. Since then, he has had a number of roles within Tavistock Relationships; as project lead for the delivery of training to senior CAMHS practitioners; Head of Clinical Services with responsibility for Intake and Allocation and Chair of Ethics. He has a particular interest in developing psychoanalytic ideas in regard to gender and sexuality and is also involved in thinking about couples and domestic violence. He holds a Professional Doctorate in Systemic Psychotherapy.
Head of Studies (MA Psychodynamic and MSc Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy) and couple psychoanalytic psychotherapist
Catriona has been a member of the Tavistock Relationships faculty since 2012. She initially led and managed continuing professional development (conferences, lectures and short courses) and commissioned trainings before moving into her current role in 2016. She is responsible for the MA in Couple and Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy and the MSc in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy. Catriona qualified as an individual psychodynamic psychotherapist with WPF Therapy and as a couple psychoanalytic psychotherapist at Tavistock Relationships.
Reader in Couple Psychoanalysis
Mary joined Tavistock Relationships in 1990. Previously a social worker running a Family Centre in Brixton, she trained as a couple psychoanalytic psychotherapist and then later as a psychoanalyst. She is developing long distance learning at Tavistock Relationships, has published many articles and teaches on couple relationships around the world.
Head of Research and Ethics; programme leader of the Professional Doctorate in Couple Psychotherapy.
David joined Tavistock Relationships in 1996 with a background in adult mental health social work and training. A Jungian analyst and consultant couple psychoanalytic psychotherapist, he has been involved in all aspects of Tavistock Relationships work over the years including being part of the senior management team. He is currently leading the Centre's research and publication functions.
Head of Professional Development and Training (CPD and conferences)
Marian has been attached to Tavistock Relationships since 1989. Formerly responsible for overseeing the psychosexual training at Tavistock Relationships, she is now head of professional development and training. She also works as a supervisor and consultant couple and psychosexual therapist.
Head of Strategic Development
Kate Thompson is a couple psychoanalytic psychotherapist, faculty staff member and clinical lecturer at Tavistock Relationships. She works at Tavistock Relationships as the Project Lead for Couple Therapy for Depression Training of NHS practitioners within IAPT services nationally. She also worked in Tavistock Relationships’ mentalization-based therapy service, Parents in Dispute, developed in association with the Department of Work and Pensions, the judiciary and Cafcass. She currently works in Tavistock Relationships’ Adopting Together, a service offering relationship support for adoptive parents.
Judith is a psychodynamic and psychosexual couple psychotherapist. After qualifying and working with individuals, couples and families as a therapist outside the UK for a number of years, Judith undertook further training in couple therapy and psychosexual therapy at Tavistock Relationships and has worked as a psychosexual therapist in the NHS. Currently, she co-leads the Mentalization-Based Therapy for Couples workshop and works as a clinical lecturer, tutor and supervisor at Tavistock Relationships. She is also a training supervisor on Couple Therapy for Depression, for NHS practitioners within IAPT services. Additionally, she has worked on the Adopting Together project, providing relationship support for parents who have adopted.
Couple Therapist/Clinical Lecturer/Clinical Psychologist/Lead Trainer Couple Therapy for Depression Training
Sabah joined Tavistock Relationships in 2011. She works full-time as the Lead Trainer for the Couple Therapy for Depression (CTfD) training for NHS practitioners within IAPT services and is also part of the clinical team for the Living Together with Dementia (LTwD) and Adopting Together projects. She worked previously as a Principle Clinical Psychologist for Imperial College and has worked within the NHS for more than 10 years.
Linsey is a psychodynamic and psychosexual couple psychotherapist. Her original background was in psychology; she completed the couple psychotherapy training at Tavistock Relations in 2009 and the MSC in Psychosexual Therapy in 2012. Linsey now works as faculty staff within Tavistock Relations. Her role involves in and out of house teachings and trainings as well as clinical work. She also works in the NHS as a psychosexual therapist and has a private practice in Central London. She is UKCP and COSRT accredited.
Couple Therapist/Clinical Lecturer
Martha Nyman trained at Tavistock Relationships as a couple therapist and is now a faculty staff member and clinical lecturer. She works at Tavistock Relationships in the DfE-funded Adopting Together project and is also part of the Parents as Partners team. She has also worked in TR’s Divorce and Separation Consultation Service; in the Mentalization-Based Treatment for Couples in Conflict; in the DWP-funded Parents in Dispute service; in the Harrow Project – working with couples where there has been situational couple violence - and on the Retiring Together project, a brief intervention for couples over 50. She is also a Specialist Clinical Practitioner in Hackney local authority’s in-house CAMHS and has a private practice in Central London.
Manager, Parents as Partners Programme
Lucy joined Tavistock Relationships in April 2013 and is responsible for the overall management of the Parents as Partners project, as well as the direct work with parental couples in groups and training others to do this work. Lucy started her career as a primary school teacher, becoming a children centre manager and a group analytic psychotherapist and has always been interested in effective ways of supporting parents through groupwork.
Group Worker, Parents as Partners Programme
Steve joined Tavistock Relationships in June 2015 as a group worker on the Parents as Partners programme. Steve’s background is in the NHS, working as an Occupational Therapist for many years in various mental health services. Steve is also a Dance Movement Psychotherapist and continues to work as a Dance Movement Psychotherapist for the NHS on a Friday, but otherwise is based here at Tavistock Relationships. In addition to working as a group worker for Parents as Partners programme, Steve will also be supporting couples individually as they progress through the programme. He will also be involved in the training delivered across the country for other professionals to equip them to deliver the Parents as Partners Programme.
Group Worker, Parents as Partners Programme
Maria joined Tavistock Relationships in April 2015 as a group worker on the Parents as Partner project. Maria is a Psychologist and she has worked in supporting children and families experiencing Domestic Violence and abuse. She has delivered group interventions with different approaches in the past and has always been interested in therapeutic factors and outcomes in group work.
Group worker, Parents as Partner Team
Anthea Joined Tavistock Relationships in July 2015 as a group worker on the Parents as Partner Project. Anthea is a qualified Counsellor, Psychotherapist (UKCP registered Integrative Arts Psychotherapist) and Adolescent Therapeutic Counsellor. She has been working therapeutically with children, adolescents, adults, families and groups experiencing a range of psychological difficulties. Anthea joint the Parents as Partners team after leaving her role at PAC-UK (Formerly known as the Post Adoption Centre) within the Child and Family Team based in Kentish Town. In addition to joining this team to deliver groups to couples she also runs a small private practise and is a regular Tutor at the Institute for Education for Arts in Therapy.
Group Worker for the Parents as Partners
Antonia joined the Parents as Partners team as a Group worker in June. Antonia is a counselling psychologist and a Cognitive Analytic Practitioner and is completing a training in Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy. She has come from a specialist Primary Care Psychology Team in Tower Hamlets, working individually with parents with children under 5 and running psycho-educational groups with first-time parents. She has previously worked in a therapeutic community, with older adults and in a women’s prison. Antonia has a small private practice for individual clients.
Group Worker for the Parents as Partners
Wojciech (aka Voytek) joined the Parents as Partners team as a group worker in 2016. Wojciech is qualified UKCP registered Psychotherapist and Integrative Supervisor. He has long experience of working therapeutically in various organisations and private practice with mental health issues, trauma, male sexual abuse, intellectual disabilities and relationships. He has been working therapeutically with children, adolescents, adults on individual and group basis for over twenty years. Additionally, Wojciech has private therapeutic and supervisory practice for individuals, groups and organisations.
Policy, Marketing, Communications and Research
Policy & Communications Manager
Head of Marketing and Communications
Senior Marketing Executive
Design and Marketing Coordinator
Elzbieta (Ela) Polek
Family Caseworker/Research Assistant
Visiting Lecturers and Clinicians
Consultant Visiting Lecturers
Dr Christopher Clulow
Janice Hiller, Visiting Consultant Psychologist in Psychosexual Studies/Psychosexual Therapy
Visiting Lecturers and Clinicians
Dr Avi Shmueli
Dr Peta Mees
Dr Christopher Clulow
Dr Jill Savege Scharff
Dr David Scharff
Professor Gordon Harold
Professor Philip Cowan
Professor Carolyn Pape Cowan
Professor Margaret Rustin
Professor Michael Rustin
Professor Mary Target
Professor Brett Kahr
Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology
Council of Trustees
Nick Pearce, Chair
Dr. Ros Bryar, Trustee
Dr Bob Jezzard, Trustee
Mr Rupert Harrison
Mr. Gordon Lane, Trustee
Mr. Robert Rowland-Smith, Trustee
Mr. Stan Ruszczynski, Trustee
Ms Hazel Wright, Trustee
Ms Mavis Maclean, Trustee
Ms Jane Smith, Trustee
Mr Stuart Brough, Trustee