Biographies

Chair: Robert Downes
is a UKCP registered Body Psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer in private practice in London. He has a background in working therapeutically with young people in a range of settings and he is particularly interested in the meeting place of relational psychotherapy, body psychotherapy and the transpersonal. He teaches at the Minster Centre in London.

Vice Chair: Marsha Nodelman
is a BPC Psychoanalytic (relational) psychotherapist and a UKCP reg. integrative psychotherapist and supervisor with 27+ years of clinical experience working in private practice with individuals, couples and groups.  She has worked within the NHS as an honorary psychotherapist in the Traumatic Stress Service at the Maudsley Hospital. She is an EMDR Europe accredited consultant specialising in post-traumatic stress and has written about the enduring effects of post-natal trauma and the need for the body's narrative to be intrinsic within talking therapies.  She is a founder member of the London Psychotherapy and Trauma Centre and a founder member and Vice Chair of the Relational School UK.

Secretary: Judy Yellin
trained as an attachment-based psychoanalytic psychotherapist at the Bowlby Centre, and works as an attachment-based relational psychotherapist in private practice. She is a supervisor and training therapist, and has taught extensively at the Bowlby Centre and other organisations. She currently teaches a relational third year module at the Minster Centre. Judy is Secretary of The Relational School and a member of the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP) & European Society for Trauma & Dissociation (ESTD). She is an Advanced Accredited Associate of Pink Therapy, an organisation working with gender and sexual diversity, offering affirmative psychotherapy to sexually diverse clients, as well as training for psychotherapists working with the LGBTQ communities. She is particularly interested in issues related to clinical work with trauma and dissociation, and their impact on the development of self.

Treasurer: Sally Berry
is a relational oriented psychoanalytic psychotherapist . She has worked in the voluntary sector (Arbours and Women's Therapy Centre )for many years. At present she is working with individuals, couples and doing individual and group supervision.

Executive Officers:
Shoshi Asheri

is a psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer. She teaches at the Minster Centre for Integrative Psychotherapy and other psychotherapeutic organisations in the UK and Israel. She is a founding member of the Relational School UK and a member of its Executive Committee. She has a particular interest in the relevance of the implicit and uncanny bonds of connection and disconnection in the intersubjective field between therapist and client, couples and groups. The application of Embodied Relationality as a force of psycho-socio-political change both in and out the consulting room has been a central subject of enquiry in her teaching, writing and presentations. She has a private practice in London where she works with individuals, couples and groups.

Susan Cowan-Jenssen
is a UKCP registered integrative psychotherapist working both in private practice and previously in the NHS. She is an EMDR Consultant specialising in post-traumatic stress. She is a founder member of the Relational School and the London Psychotherapy and Trauma Centre. She has over 25 years’ experience of working with individuals and groups both here in the UK and in Scandinavia. She has written articles for journals, magazines, books and for the websites of Psychologies magazine and www.welldoing.org. www.suecowanjenssen.co.uk.

Maria C. Gilbert
is a UKCP registered Integrative Psychotherapist, a Chartered Psychologist (BPS), a Registered Clinical Psychologist (HCPC), an APECS Accredited Executive Coach, a BACP accredited supervisor, and a visiting Professor at Middlesex University. She is currently Joint Head of the Integrative Department at Metanoia Institute in West London where she is the programme leader of the MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy and of the MA/MSc in Coaching Psychology. She has a small private practice and works as a visiting trainer, a supervisor, a psychotherapist and a coach. Over the years she has co-authored several books :  ‘Psychotherapy Supervision’; ‘An Introduction to Integrative Psychotherapy’; ‘On Becoming a Supervisee : Creating Learning Partnerships’;  and most recently ‘Integrative Therapy : 100 key points and techniques’.

Pam Kleinot
is a psychoanalaytic psychotherapist working with individuals and groups at St Bartholomews Hospital, London. She previously worked at the Women's Therapy Centre and HMP Holloway. She trained with the Arbours Association, Institute of Group Analysis as well as doing a diploma in forensic psychotherapy at the Portman Clinic.

Administrator: Jane Nairne