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
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 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 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 Training Psychosexual Therapy
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.
Head of CPDs and Conferences
Lorna is on the staff at Tavistock Relationships and has responsibility for programming the centre’s conferences and events, including continuing professional development. She works as a couple therapist.
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.
Policy, Marketing, Communications and Research
Policy & Communications Manager
Head of Marketing and Communications
Design & Marketing Coordinator
Head of Psychometrics
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
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