Meet Our Supervisors

Our team of Supervisors are all clinicians with expertise in working therapeutically with parent-infant relationships and supervisory experience working in this field.

Greater London

Gina Deaville

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

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I am a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, based in London and the Midlands. I trained at the Tavistock and have an MPSYCHPSYCH in Psychoanalytic Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy.

I currently work in Independent practice as a practitioner, supervisor and consultant. I also lead Infant Observation Seminars at the Tavistock and British Psychotherapy Foundation (BPF).

I worked in CAMHS for many years, as a member of a multidisciplinary team, working with children and adolescents with moderate to severe mental health needs.

I was Service Supervisor for trainee child & adolescent psychotherapists, as well as providing supervision for qualified psychotherapists and other professionals individually and in groups. I really enjoy providing supervision and facilitating groups, where understanding relationships is the focus.

During my time in CAMHS I was also a Parent Infant Psychotherapist in the Surrey-wide Parent Infant Service. I worked with expectant parents as well as parents and infants. I learned baby massage and was interested in different approaches to supporting parents’ relationships with their babies.

I want to support Parent Infant Practitioners in their immensely valuable work with parents and babies, by providing a space to come together to share experiences, reflect and to grow and develop in our important work.

Sarah Gustavus Jones

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, and Adult Psychotherapist

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Sarah qualified as an ACP Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist and later as an Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist. She worked as a child psychotherapist in schools, social care teams and a children’s psychiatric inpatient unit before settling in NHS CAMHS. A long-term enthusiasm for infant observation training and teaching, developed a particular interest in focused short-term work with complex Under 5s and their parents. She is the author of Understanding Your One Year Old (Tavistock Clinic Series), which highlights the emotional preoccupations of children this age and explores the crucial role of relationships and parenting.

Alongside a conviction about the value of early intervention grew a passion to translate this need into NHS service provision. In 2016 she began working with likeminded NHS clinicians, commissioners and partner agencies, to develop NHS Under 5s Services in various London boroughs. These Services, accessed in family hubs and children’s centres, are targeted for complex Under 5s families, and offer consultation and reflective space to staff.

After 30 years in the NHS, she now works in private practice with children, young people and adults. She does supervision and consultation and teaches on various courses including the Tavistock child psychotherapy training.

Dr Jane Lowe

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

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Jane Lowe is a child and adolescent psychotherapist currently working in a neonatal intensive care unit. She has worked in the NHS since 1984 in adult, adolescent and child services across several professional roles within health, social and educational settings. Much of her clinical work has been within perinatal mental health and infant mental health services. She has expertise in intervening swiftly, briefly and reflectively when parents ask for help having encountered problems either perinatally or with their baby/infant.

She is a visiting lecturer at Essex University (Tavistock Education and Training) teaching infant observation on the MA in Perinatal, child, adolescent and family work: a psychoanalytic observational approach, and teaches on the post-graduate perinatal mental health module. She works in private practice offering child and adolescent psychotherapy, parent work and supervision.

Karina Sarmiento

Adult and Psychoanalytic Parent-Infant Psychotherapist

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I’m passionate about working with parents & babies/toddlers and helping them to understand and improve their emotional/relational difficulties. Today we know the impact that early intervention can have on the baby’s future development and the long-lasting effect on the next generation. This is the driving motive for continuing my work in this field and helping other professionals with this kind of work. Supervision can bring a different perspective for the supervisee, enabling better understanding and promoting effective ways of working with parents and babies.

I am a qualified Adult and Psychoanalytic Parent-Infant Psychotherapist. I have worked for various Perinatal Services, Local Authorities, CAMHS and The Anna Freud Centre; collaborating with Early Years, Complex Needs and Maternity Services. I am a lecturer and trainer in the field of infant mental health, PIP and affective neuroscience. I am also particularly interested in group work with parents and babies/toddlers and parenting court assessment.

Registered with BPC, BACP and UKRCP.

Dr Felicity Tyson

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

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Felicity is a child and adolescent psychotherapist. Since 2013 she has worked with parents and infants under fives and provided clinical supervision to professionals supporting young families in community, hospital and mental health settings. She has supervised nurses, health visitors, play workers and mental health practitioners working in neonatal units, children’s centres. GP practices and a specialist midwifery service supporting pregnant mothers affected by complex mental and physical health needs. Felicity has supported parents and their young children by running psychotherapy services in a GP practice, primary school, CAMHS and a specialist service for infants affected by disability and long term health concerns and their families. Her clinical doctorate focused on the role of child psychotherapists, GPs and health visitors in supporting early mental health concerns for parents and babies. Felicity works at the Brent Centre for Young People where she is a manager and psychotherapist, she is a course lead at the Tavistock and runs an independent practice seeing children and families and providing clinical supervision in East London.

South West

Jacquie Edge

Child Psychotherapist

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I am an experienced Child Psychotherapist having trained at the Tavistock Clinic in London over 20 years ago.

I worked in CAMHS for over 30 years – the last 12 in an Infant Mental Health Team.

I am now part of a Perinatal team in Devon providing parent-infant psychotherapy and supporting the team with consultation and supervision.

I also provide supervision to other teams and individuals who are working with mums and babies.

I am fascinated by babies and what they can let us know about how things are going for them and then helping the people around them to understand them too, be it parents or professionals.

I feel supervision can help people to understand what may be going on in the dynamic between themselves and the people they are working with.

Claudia McLoughlin

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

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I am an experienced Tavistock trained Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist registered with the ACP (Association of Child Psychotherapists). Over the past 22 years I have worked in CAMHS, Educational and Social Care Settings as well as more recently in independent practice both in London and West Cornwall, where I moved six years ago. I value my current balance of direct clinical work with children and young people, individual supervision of junior psychotherapy colleagues and multi-agency group supervision and consultation work, which I am very familiar with from my CAMHS context in the past. I am passionate about early intervention work with young children and their families, and about sharing a psychodynamic understanding of child development and family relationship dynamics with my colleagues in a collaborative setting.

Dr Tracy Rydin-Orwin

Consultant Clinical Psychologist

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I am an experienced Consultant Clinical Psychologist. I completed my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Exeter in 2002, where my specialist interest in parents and infants was fostered. Subsequently, I trained in the CARE-Index (an assessment and observation tool of the dyadic relationship between the infant and carer) and also delivered training for the CARE-Index. As a clinical psychologist I developed and worked in a countywide perinatal infant mental health service for 20 years, working with Children Centres, Social Care, Health Visiting and perinatal services, providing training, supervision and therapeutic interventions. More recently I have been working in private practice with parents, infants and clients on their transition to parenthood and fertility journeys through the antenatal and postnatal period and beyond. I value working with teams and thinking about early intervention/prevention work through supervision and consultation, with a focus on the early years.

South East

Eve Ashley

Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

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I qualified as a child and adolescent psychoanalytic psychotherapist from the Tavistock Clinic in 2001, as a couple psychoanalytic therapist from Tavistock Relations in 2010, and as a psychodynamic adult therapist, also from Tavistock Relations, in 2022. I am registered with the BPC and the ACP, and have continued to work privately since 2001.

I have worked alongside social workers, teachers, and other clinicians in child and adolescent mental health teams, both in the NHS and privately. Part of the work experience has been the supervision of groups of clinicians and individual clinicians, supporting and supervising trainees on different psychoanalytical programmes, and being part of a team developing mental health services for looked after children.

I worked for two years in a local authority team supporting families with young children, and with peri-natal concerns. During that work I saw fathers, mothers, and their young children, either separately, or as a small family, and liaised closely with the family support workers.

Jo Goldsmith

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

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Jo Goldsmith is a child and adolescent psychotherapist. She believes passionately in early intervention to support families to develop healthy relationships. She has worked in the NHS for 25 years and was the clinical lead and manager for the Parent Infant Mental Health service in Surrey for 18 of those years. Alongside her clinical work she was also involved in working with commissioners to recognise the importance of parent infant relationships. She believes that supervision provides an opportunity for practitioners to reflect on their experiences of being with families and to explore ways of understanding those experiences. She has supervised health visitors, nursery nurses, child psychotherapists, perinatal nurses, and perinatal psychologists. She delivered regular training about infant brain development and attachment and a short course to introduce practitioners to the value of infant observation. These teaching opportunities provided ways to build understanding in universal services. Recently she has developed the provision of psychological therapy on the neonatal units in four acute hospitals in Surrey. She currently teaches on two modules of the perinatal post graduate course at The Tavistock Centre.

Claudia Henry

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

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I qualified as an ACP Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist in 2006 having previously worked with parents and infants as a Hospital Play Specialist. The parent/infant relationship has always been a central interest to me in my work. Since qualification, I have worked predominantly within the NHS both in CAMHS settings, but also in general hospitals and on neo natal intensive care units. Alongside my clinical work, I enjoy and value the opportunity to offer supervision and consultation. This can be both as service supervisor to child psychotherapy trainees but also using a psychoanalytic framework to think with colleagues from other disciplines, be this other professionals working in mental health settings, social care colleagues or doctors/ nurses and other colleagues working in a predominantly physical healthcare setting.

Dr Marguerite Reid

Child and adolescent psychotherapist, couple psychoanalytic psychotherapist and adult psychodynamic psychotherapist

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I am a Tavistock Clinic trained child and adolescent psychotherapist, couple psychoanalytic psychotherapist and more recently qualified as an adult psychodynamic psychotherapist through Tavistock Relationships. Throughout my working life, I have specialised in the area of perinatal mental health, co-founding The Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Service at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital in 1992. I worked there for over twenty years, before moving into private practice, where I continue to work with couples and their new baby.

My doctoral research explored the area of perinatal loss and traumatic delivery, in particular the mother’s state of mind when she gives birth to the next baby following the loss of a baby. I have taught, supervised and published papers in the area of perinatal mental health.

The importance of the couple relationship as parents adjust to the birth of their new baby remains at the centre of my work.

Emma Turner

Child and adolescent psychotherapist

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Emma is a child and adolescent psychotherapist trained to work psychoanalytically with infants, children, young people in addition to parents and carers. She qualified via the doctoral clinical training at the Tavistock clinic and has gained around twenty years of experience working in child and adolescent mental health services.

Emma has also provided psychotherapy to parents and infants in the context of an infant mental health service and neonatal unit. She is currently joint lead for the parent infant pathway in a perinatal mental health service providing specialist psychotherapy with a focus on infant mental health and parent infant relationships.

Throughout her career, Emma has provided specialist clinical supervision. She is passionate about developing opportunities to think together about developing parent infant relationships.

Previously Emma held a visiting lecturer post both at the Anna Freud Centre and Roehampton University teaching Infant Observation at Masters level.

Qualifications:

Professional Doctorate in Psych. Psych, Masters in Psychoanalytic Observational Studies (distinction), BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy, BA (Hons) Psychology and French

Full Member of the Association of Child Psychotherapy

East England

Dr Nick Sanderson

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist and Parent-Infant Psychotherapist

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Dr Nick Sanderson BA (Hons), PGDip, PGDip, D. Psych. Psych is Lead Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist and Parent-Infant Psychotherapist, Operational Lead North Bedfordshire Early Years Service, Bedfordshire CAMHS, East London Foundation Trust.

Nick has worked as a psychotherapist in Bedfordshire CAMHS for over twenty years in various roles. As part of the National Transformation Plans for the NHS Nick set up the Early Years (EYS) Service in 2017, a specialist infant and pre-school aged mental health service for the North and Central Bedfordshire areas. EYS provides psychoanalytic parent-infant psychotherapies (PPIP), parent-infant group psychotherapies, individual child psychotherapies and Watch Me Play interventions.

Midlands

Gina Deaville

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

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I am a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, based in London and the Midlands. I trained at the Tavistock and have an MPSYCHPSYCH in Psychoanalytic Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy.

I currently work in Independent practice as a practitioner, supervisor and consultant. I also lead Infant Observation Seminars at the Tavistock and British Psychotherapy Foundation (BPF).

I worked in CAMHS for many years, as a member of a multidisciplinary team, working with children and adolescents with moderate to severe mental health needs.

I was Service Supervisor for trainee child & adolescent psychotherapists, as well as providing supervision for qualified psychotherapists and other professionals individually and in groups. I really enjoy providing supervision and facilitating groups, where understanding relationships is the focus.

During my time in CAMHS I was also a Parent Infant Psychotherapist in the Surrey-wide Parent Infant Service. I worked with expectant parents as well as parents and infants. I learned baby massage and was interested in different approaches to supporting parents’ relationships with their babies.

I want to support Parent Infant Practitioners in their immensely valuable work with parents and babies, by providing a space to come together to share experiences, reflect and to grow and develop in our important work.

Valérie Mortin

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist and Parent and Infant Psychotherapist

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Valérie Mortin is a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist and a Parent and Infant Psychotherapist and an under-fives specialist.
She trained at the BPF and at Peckham CAMHS & Kings College Hospital. Post training, Valérie has worked with a bereavement charity (Winston’s Wish) and a foster care agency as well as in CAMHS in England & Wales. Since 2017, she has been working with an award-winning Parent & Infant Relationship Service team (PAIRS) in the South London & Maudsley Trust (SLAM).

Valérie has presented papers on early years at international conferences and delivered training in the UK and abroad. She designed and taught the first year of life module for the MSc students on the BPF Birkbeck course and for the past 4 years has been running their online Infant Observation seminars.

She is passionate about infant mental health, parenting and supporting front line staff working with infants and parents.

Jessie Woods

Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytical Psychotherapist

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Jessie Woods is a Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytical Psychotherapist who qualified from the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust in 2013. She is a full member of the ACP (Association of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists – Professional Body).

She has worked within the NHS for over 20 years. Since qualifying, she has worked in various NHS CAMHS teams. Jessie is passionate about providing high quality and meaningful work to children, young people and their families and believes all those who need access to mental health care should receive treatment in a timely way.

In her current role as Lead for Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist BCHT NHS Trust, as well as clinical facing work, Jessie supports members of the MDT, other professionals, and Child Psychotherapists in Training through supervision.

She is committed to supporting other co-workers through high quality supervision provision. She enjoys supporting co-workers to develop and grow their skills. She strives to provides a warm, containing, thoughtful and creative supervision environment. Jessie has been part of a reading group through the ACP which looks at EDI within the organisation of ACP and within her clinical work. Jessie brings this into her supervision so that we can be open, honest, and become aware and discuss our own unconscious racism, discrimination, and biases.

Jessie works to provide high quality work to all families and young people accessing therapy. She enjoys working with all families and young people in CAMHS but has developed her professional skills with those presenting with self-harm, parent support, attachment and trauma and under-fives work.

 

Professional Qualifications

  • Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytical Psychotherapist. (Prof doc equivalent in Psych.psych)
  • Masters in Psychoanalytical Observational Studies
  • BA Hons in Education

North East

Jill Capstick

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

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I am a qualified Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist. I trained at the Northern School of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy in Leeds and am accredited by the Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP). I am currently completing the Advanced Parent-Infant Therapist training with OXPIP.

I have worked therapeutically with children, young people and families for over seven years in a variety of NHS settings and in independent practice. Clinically trained in CAMHS, I am experienced in supporting children and young people aged 0-25 to work through a wide range of complex difficulties including depression, anxiety, gender dysphoria, eating disorders, separation anxiety, self-harm and complex trauma.

On qualifying, I took up the role of Parent-Infant Psychotherapist in Rotherham Perinatal Team where I worked with parent-infant dyads and families struggling with mental health and relational difficulties through pregnancy and postnatally. I now work for North Tees Perinatal Service where I offer parents and carers support in developing their relationship with their infant through a range of therapeutic interventions including Parent-Infant Psychotherapy, Watch, Wait and Wonder, Watch Me Play! and Circle of Security Parenting.

I work in attachment-focussed, trauma-informed ways, holding in mind the unique history and heritage each member of the family brings. I am experienced in working with children, young people and parents who experience the world in neurologically diverse ways. I bring a rich understanding of early infancy, childhood development, adolescence, parenthood, parental couple dynamics and children’s emotional experience of family relationships to my clinical and supervisory work.

I began my professional life as a lecturer in Modern Languages. My doctoral thesis focuses on concepts of Self-Other relations in twentieth-century French literature and philosophy. My postdoctoral research investigated the relationship between complex trauma and writing in Holocaust and genocide survivor testimonies. I went on to train and work as a secondary teacher: a time which deepened my understanding of the profound emotional struggles adolescents face. This time developed in me a life-changing desire to work therapeutically with children.

Alongside my perinatal role, I continue to work as a Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist in independent practice at The Anchor Practice, Edinburgh. I also offer supervision to a wide-range of MDT, partner agency colleagues and doctoral students training in Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy.

Louise O’Higgins

Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

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BSc Nursing, Diploma in Midwifery, MA Psychoanalytic Observational Studies, Professional MA in Psychoanalytic Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy (Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist), Clinical and Service Supervisor, Tutor and Seminar Leader on Clinical Training Doctorate and Psychoanalytic Observational Studies MA (NSCAP/Tavistock/University of Leeds and Essex). I write and edit the Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP) Magazine. For many years I worked as a Registered General Nurse in Intensive Care (Adult and Paediatrics). I then did an additional training as a Community and Hospital Registered Midwife in London and later in York. I worked clinically for many years before I studied and worked as a clinical research fellow with the Health Sciences Department, University of York and the NIHR as a research Midwife on clinical research studies including Cohort Studies and RCT’s. I then trained in the NHS on the NSCAP 6-year doctoral programme to become a Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist. For the next few years, I worked in CAMHS and in NHS Gender Services. Now I work independently alongside my teaching, supervision, and research roles. I bring all this experience with me into my work with children and their families.

Sylvie Simonds

Parent-Infant Psychotherapist and Adult Psychotherapist

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“It is a joy to be hidden and a disaster not to be found”- D.W. Winnicott

I believe psychotherapy and counselling is an art – and an art of holding, containing, exploring and making sense of one’s internal and external worlds. I provide compassionate, and creative analytical therapeutic support for those experiencing psychic suffering, distress and emotional pain.

It is my passionate belief that when we support mothers, fathers, grandparents and carers with assurance, empathy, trust, compassion, knowledge and security we provide psychotherapeutic opportunities for the carer/mother and baby to experience new encounters of joy, wonder and compassion.

Dr Sylvie Laura Simonds (MBACP ACCRED reg number 385429) is trained as an adult psychotherapist and qualified parent-infant psychotherapist. She works for the NHS in a perinatal team as a parent infant psychotherapist in addition to having a private practice.

North West

Rosemary Winter

Senior Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

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I am Rosemary Winter, a Senior Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist currently working in Private Practice in Leeds. For the last 12 years I have worked in the NHS, in both Specialist Child Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in Sheffield, and for the last 4 years in a Service for Parent-Infant Mental Health in Greater Manchester, where I supervised a broad range of clinical staff and their supporting networks. I also teach on the Masters in Infant Observation at The Northern School of Child Psychotherapy, including seminars in Work Discussion, Infant Observation and Psychoanalytic Theory. Alongside direct clinical work to 0-25 year olds and their parents and carers, I offer specialist clinical supervision and consultation to a wide range of health professionals, associated networks and Child Psychotherapy Trainees. In September 2024 I will begin a further intensive clinical training with the Institute of Psychoanalysis to become a psychoanalyst.