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.

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.

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Claire Alderton - North London, North East London

Claire Alderton (2010 Core Group) is an HCPC and HPCSA registered Clinical Psychologist. She has worked in private practice since 1997, and as a senior practitioner in the NHS in London since 2007. She works in North East London providing specialised psychological services (including assessment and treatment) to adults and adolescents.



Ainslie Baker. Central London

Ainslie Baker is a chartered counselling psychologist, registered with the British Psychological Society, the Health Professions Council, and the UK Council for Psychotherapy.

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



Julie Beckett - Bristol & the South West

Julie (2014 CORE Group) worked for many years as a counsellor, working at the Bristol University Counselling Service and the short term service at The Bridge Foundation, as well as in private practice.

She went on to train as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist with the Severnside Institute for Psychotherapy, qualifying in 2007. She is registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC), and the UKCP (UK Council for Pscyhotherapy), as well as being a member of FIP.

Julie runs a private practice in Bristol city centre. For an initial consultation please e-mail, or phone 0117 9294936.



Hend Farza - Oxford

Hend (2014 CORE Group 5) DSc (Paris), PGDip MSt Psychodynamic Practice (Oxf) is a UKCP registered Psychotherapeutic counsellor through the Universities Psychotherapy & Counselling Association (UPCA). She is also a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Hend is presently working as an associate psychotherapist for the Oxford University Counselling Service and for the NHS and in private practice.



Carisso Haine - NW London Reading, Berkshire

Carisso Haine (2006 core group) is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, registered with UKCP. She has been Chair of the Clinic and a Training Therapist at the London Centre for Psychotherapy and has been in private practice for 30 years. Carisso is a member of IEDTA (International Experiential Dynamic Therapy Association).



John Janickyj - Sleaford, Lincolnshire

John Janickyj (2006 core group) has many years experience of working in the NHS, predominantly in a Psychological Therapies Department. He registered as a psychotherapist with the PP section of the UKCP in 1997.



Mimi Kester - Oxford

Mimi Kester (2010 CORE Group) BA Hons, PGCE, Postgrad.Dip.Couns is a Senior Accredited Counsellor with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and has worked in the NHS in Primary and Secondary Care, for the Police and as a college Counsellor at Oxford University.



Alexandra Knowles (Pokorny) BSc (Hons) Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and Monmouthshire. 'Block' sessions available in London

Alexandra Knowles (Pokorny) 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.


Dr Sharon Lewis DClinPsych - Amersham, Buckinghamshire. Greater London

Dr Sharon Lewis (2006 core group) is a chartered clinical psychologist, registered with the British Psychological Society and the Health and Care Professions Council. She currently works in Buckinghamshire/Greater London providing specialised psychological services (including assessment and treatment) to adults and adolescents.

She is also an IEDTA accredited trainer and supervisor in Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy.

She has previously worked as clinical supervisor of the Trauma Clinic of the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation in South Africa, as well as within the NHS, has published in the areas of childhood trauma and post traumatic stress disorder, and conducted research into treatment-resistant depression.



Dr James Louis - Clinics in Ware, Bishops Stortford and Harlow covering Hertfordshire, Essex and parts of London.

Dr James Louis is a Consultant Psychiatrist in North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust. He is also a qualified practitioner of Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy. He completed his core training in ISTDP with Dr Josette ten Have-de Labije and Dr Rob Neborsky.

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. In addition, he also provides training, consultation, and supervision to mental health professionals including trainee psychiatrists based both within and outside of the UK.

In addition to being a member of ISTDP UK, Dr James Louis is a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and also of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis.


Joseph Mishan BSc (Hons) RMN - Bishops Stortford Hertfordshire

Joseph Mishan BSc (Hons) RMN (2006 core group) is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council since 1995. He is a senior practitioner in a NHS psychotherapy service in north London where he has worked for over 25 years. He has experience of work with individuals, couples and as a supervisor. He has a small private practice in Hertfordshire.



Dr Rohan Naidoo - Central and East London

Dr Rohan Naidoo was in Dr Patricia Coughlin’s 2012 core group. He is a registered clinical psychologist, with nine years experience working in the NHS. He has worked with children, older adults and families, but his focus is on adult mental health and positive wellbeing. Coming from a background in philosophy, Rohan regularly teaches on the Clinical Psychology course at the University of Nottingham. Areas of special interest are the relationship between personal identity and therapeutic change, as well as the connection between mind and body.



Dr. Leo Russell, DClinPsych - Exeter - South West

Dr. Leo Russell is a Clinical Psychologist registered with the health professions council. He works for the NHS in community adult mental health and also has a private practice in Exeter. He is experienced in providing therapy for people who suffer from a wide range of emotional difficulties. He has a special interest in medically unexplained symptoms and has published work on Eating Disorders and Bipolar Disorder.



Dr Anthony Theuninck - SE London, Crystal Palace and Bromley

Dr Anthony Theuninck (2012 CORE Group) is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist in private practice and the NHS providing therapy to adults and couples. He has experience in helping people gain relief from distress and symptoms in the short-term as well as working towards long-term change. He has published research in the areas of trauma, discrimination, sexuality and chronic health problems.

Anthony says, “I offer an authentic, caring focus using the ISTDP method to support my clients to reach an experiential as well as intellectual resolution to their difficulties. ISTDP offers a way of approaching mixed or conflicted aspects of human life with compassion to enable you to navigate your emotions and relationships and find your own authentic response.”

See his website for more details or telephone/email him to discuss your concerns.

Telephone: 07949313216



Practitioners Currently in Training

Dr Ian Moran - Hampstead, London

Dr Ian Moran (2015 CORE Group 6), DClinPsy (London) is a registered clinical psychologist with ten years’ experience working in the NHS with adults, children and teenagers. Ian is also an Associate Clinical Tutor for the Clinical Psychology doctoral programme at UCL.

Ian runs a private practice in Hampstead and can offer weekday evening appointments.



Dr Garret O'Moore - Central London (W1W)

Dr Garret O’Moore (2015 CORE Group 6) 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, including Primary and Secondary care mental health services. In addition to his work in the NHS 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 (W1W), providing both brief and longer term therapy to adults. He is able to offer early morning, daytime and evening appointments.

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