Committees, Groups and Lists


Sir Richard Bowlby
Dr Elaine Arnold
Professor Susie Orbach


These are people elected by Registered Members to oversee the financial and organisational fidelity of the Centre.

Lawrence Kilshaw – Chair
Sue Berger
Richard Cross
Catherine Holland
Claire Mayne
Jane Parkinson
Sarah Vine
Matthew Wotton

The Centre is currently seeking to appoint further Trustees.

The Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is the committee responsible for the management of The Bowlby Centre under the oversight of The Trustees. It deals with the strategy for The Centre, including financial, organisational and administrative matters, the public interface of the Centre, organisational development, and Bowlby Centre events. It approves all new initiatives within The Centre. Some of this work is carried out through the Committees and Groups who are represented on the Executive Committee, other work is delegated to individuals who report to the committee.

Members:  Michaela Chamberlain (Chair), Victoria Settle (Chair of Clinical Training Committee), Graham Johnson (Policy Director) Sue Berger (Chair of Ethics)  TBC (Chair of Membership), TBC (Chair of Referrals) and Liat Levy (Chair of Education Committee)
Reporting members: Reporting members: (Clinical Forum)

The Executive Committee meets monthly (normally on the first Friday of the month)

Contact: Michaela Chamberlain

Ethics Committee

The Committee monitors all issues related to ethics as laid out in The Bowlby Centre’s Code of Ethics and Practice. It manages complaints in line with the Complaints procedure. It is answerable directly to The Trustees as well as to the Executive. Complaints are received and managed by the Ethics Committee in accordance with The Bowlby Centre Complaints procedure. When necessary, a Complaints panel is put together.

Members: Sue Berger (Chair) and Wayne Davis

(The Academic Appeals Procedure is managed by the CTC).

Clinical Training Committee

The CTC is responsible for the management of the training and CPD within The Bowlby Centre. It sets the clinical standards required of Members, Training Therapists, Supervisors and Assessors. It is responsible for recruitment of students and the assessment of applications for Membership from students and from registered psychotherapists wishing to join The Bowlby Centre from other organisations. It oversees the processes for registration and for the progress of trainees, including assessment. It is responsible for managing the Clinical Training Course working closely with the Education Committee. It monitors and approves the Continuing Professional Development requirements for Bowlby Centre members.
Course Tutors are members (ex-officio) of CTC.

Members: Victoria Settle (Chair and Course Tutor), Debbie Zimmerman (Vice Chair and Course Tutor), Sarah Devereux (Course Tutor), Jane Parkinson (Course Tutor),  Jennifer Rodriguez (reporting member, post taught course tutor) Graham Johnston (Course Tutor) Caroline Adewole (Course Tutor) and Lawrence Kilshaw (Course Tutor).

Secretary to the CTC: Yvonne Settle
Contact: Victoria Settle (Chair)

Education Committee

The Education Committee is responsible for three main strands. First, it holds responsibility for the continuing development of the curriculum for the 4 year Clinical Training Course. Ensuring that the material is both current, as well as, that it reflects the core values of the Bowlby Centre. Secondly, the committee is responsible for the selection, appointment, development, support and review of teaching staff for the 4 year clinical training. Thirdly, it holds overall responsibility for the development of future avenues of the Clinical Training Course.

Members: Liat Levy (Chair), Michaela Chamberlain
Contact: Liat Levy

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee liaises with CPD, Administrative, financial sectors of the Bowlby Centre and is responsible for the Pastoral needs of the Membership. The Membership Committee Chair is answerable directly to the Executive and Membership.

Contact: TBC (Chair) 

Referrals Committee

The Referrals Committee processes all enquiries from individuals seeking therapy with therapists from The Centre including those providing therapy for clients in the Blues and other Dedicated Projects.  The Committee conducts Assessments for Psychotherapy and strives to provide the most suitable therapist for the individual seeking help.

Members: TBC (Referrals Chair), Dorothy Plaskett, Teresa Warr, Ian Kennedy, Beverley Smith and Yvonne Forward.

The group meets on Fridays at The Bowlby Centre.
Contact: TBC (Chair)

The Continuing Professional Development Group

The CTC has a group reporting to it responsible for continuing to create and develop Continuing Professional Development policy and practice. CPD group is responsible for developing policy associated with the requirements for Professional Development of The Bowlby Centre and with creating opportunities for The Centre to support and encourage members’ CPD activities. The group is experimenting with meeting via Skype and normally meets monthly at times to suit members.

Members: Tori Settle (Convenor) and Julie Hopper
Contact: Tori Settle

Learning Disabilities Group

This group is working to create a shift in awareness within The Bowlby Centre concerning learning disabilities and psychotherapy. The group’s work aims to influence the curriculum and the provision of psychotherapy to people with learning disabilities and their carers. The group is operating and developing short courses in this area. It plans to publish work on attachment and learning disabilities.

Members: Emerald Davis (Convenor), Claire Harris, Mark Linington and Eleanor Richards
Contact: Emerald Davis

The Journal Group

The Journal Group is responsible to the Executive for the production and promotion jointly with Karnacs of The Attachment Journal.

Members: Orit Badouk Epstein (Editor), Emerald Davis (Politics), Yvonne Forward (Poetry Editor), Gulcan Sutton Purser (Book Reviews), Kate Brown (Global Forum), (Managing Editor – vacancy).

Contact: Orit Badouk Epstein

Bowlby Conference Planning Group

This group plans and arranges the annual John Bowlby Memorial Conference. It meets regularly at the Centre and decides on a theme for the conference and arranges speakers and the event.

Members: Mary Scurr, Michaela Chamberlain, Tori Settle, Debbie Zimmerman and Karen Witt
Conference administrator: Carol Tobin
Corresponding member: Richard Bowlby

Development and Fundraising

The Centre’s fundraising and development work in the community and with front line agencies and government is led by the Trustees and Executive.


The Publicity Co-ordinator’s role is to help organise events, advertise training and the Bowlby Centre activities. The Co-ordinator promotes attachment theory in the media and public eye and also helps with the publicity around the Attachment journal.

Members: Carol Tobin

Website Group

This group maintains The Bowlby Centre website and The Resource.

Members: Carol Tobin

Course Tutors

Course Tutors are appointed to be the main contact with The Centre for students on the clinical training until Registration. Their role is to guide and support students through the course. They are an important link with teachers and the Teachers Appointments Group and the Curriculum Development Group and sit ex-officio on the Clinical Training Committee to manage the training and the
progress of students through the course.

Intake 2019   Karen Witt
Intake 2018   Lawrence Kilshaw
Intake 2017   Caroline Adewole
Intake 2016   Graham Johnston
Intake 2015   Sarah Devereux
Intake 2014   Debbie Zimmerman
Intake 2013   Jane Parkinson
Intake 2012   Tori Settle
Intake 2010   Jane Parkinson
Intake 2007   Tori Settle
Intake 2006   Tori Settle
Intake 2001   Jennifer Rodriguez
Intake 1998   Jennifer Rodriguez

Internal Training Therapists

The Centre requires that everyone on the four year Clinical Training Course is in twice weekly therapy with an approved Training Therapist. The following members have been approved as Training Therapists.

Orit Badouk-Epstein (NW2 2HL)
Nicky Bainbrigge (E17 8JY)
Rebekah Ball (NW5 1NA)
Sarah Benamer (SW12 8HR)
Christine Blake (SE27 0PD)
Mei-Fung Chung (WC1B 3AA)
Ursula Du Sauzay (CR0 6DJ)
Yvonne Forward (N8 7RA)
Cinzia Frederick (W9 1DP)
Graeme Galton (WC1B 5AE)
Richard Gill (SW1E 5NE)
John Henry* (SL6)
Tom Higgins (HX7 6HW)
Hatty Hughes (BS6 5QF)
Serena Jenks (E3 2DA)
Brett Kahr (NW3 1QW)
Liat Levy (W1W 6AB)
Mark Linington (WD18 7PD)
Nigel McBride (NW5 4HY)
Gregor MacAdam
Penny Miller (N16 9AE)

Jane Parkinson (ME18 5NF)
Dorothy Plaskett (E4 7EG)

Helen Straupmanis (RH13 5ED)
Gulcan Sutton Purser (CB25 0LS)
Judy Yellin (N2 8JJ)
Debbie Zimmerman (W1W 6DD)

The Bowlby Centre also approves Training Therapists who are not members of the Centre, but who are Registered with the CPJA of UKCP or the BPC and meet our other criteria for Training Therapists.

External Training Therapists

Charles Brown
Janice Judson
Phil Mollon
Veronica Norburn
Maya Jacobs
Gwen Williams
Jane Polden
Clare Leigh-Browne
Paul Goldreich
George Mac Pearce (Norfolk)
Lennox Thomas

Internally Trained Supervisors

While working as a Psychotherapist–in-Training all students are required to work with two supervisors approved by the CTC. The first supervisor is normally expected to have trained at The Bowlby Centre.

The following Members have been approved as Training supervisors:

Orit Badouk Epstein (NW2 2HL)
Sarah Benamer (SW12 8HR)
Christine Blake (SE27 0PD)
Mei-Fung Chung (WC1B 3AA)
Svetlana Fleming (N10 3HS)
Yvonne Forward (N8 7RA)
Graeme Galton (NW3 2ST)
Richard Gill (SW1E 5ANE)
John Henry* (SL6)
Tom Higgins* (HX7 6HW)
Mark Linington (WD18 7PD)
Gregor MacAdam (N22 7UQ)
Nigel McBride (NW5 4HY)
Penny Miller (RH13 5BG)
Jane Parkinson (ME18 5NF)
Dorothy Plaskett (E4 7EG)
Sue Richardson* (TS5 6EE)
Jenny Riddell (N8 8LU)
Patrick Ryan (E1 0PL)
Ruthie Smith (SE1 7QY
Gulcan Sutton Purser (CB25 0LS)
Lillian Valchar (NW3 7SN)
Judy Yellin (N2 8JJ)

*Based out of London

There are additional Training Supervisors whom the CTC have ratified to work with specific individual students. Applications for other supervisors are normally approved for individual students and should be made by the Course Tutor to the CTC on behalf of the individual students and potential supervisor.

Externally Trained Supervisors

Charles Brown
Nicola Diamond
Brett Kahr
Liat Levy
George Mac Pearce
Charlotte Wynn Parry
Ali Zarbafi

Interview Panel for Registration Interviews and APT folder discussions

There are two key assessment points in The Bowlby Centre Clinical Training:

  • The APT folder presented with the application to become a psychotherapist in training (PiT) and enter the clinical portion of the course in the third and fourth years.
  • The Registration Portfolio presented when applying for Registration as an Attachment–based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist. (RAPP).

Both these processes require that applicants in conjunction with their Course Tutor select people to discuss and assess their work. Applicants are required to select one person from each of the Groups below to be their assessors.

Group A (CTC) and Group B

Group A (CTC)

Caroline Adewole
Graham Johnston
Lawrence Kilshaw
Jane Parkinson
Tori Settle
Sarah Devereux
Jennifer Rodriguez
Karen Witt
Debbie Zimmerman

Group B

Ursula Du Sauzay
Sue Berger
Graeme Galton
Mark Linington
Helen Straupmanis

Roxy Wilding

Registered Members

Caroline Adewole
Gordon Alderson
Sonya Aleksic
Stephen Ashley
Orit Badouk Epstein
Nicola Bainbrigge
Rebekah Ball
Gina Barker
Sarah Benamer
Sue Berger
Christine Blake
Nassima Bleszynski
Kate Brown
Janet Butterworth
Casserley Cielo
Michaela Chamberlain
Barry Christie
Mei-Fung Chung
Helen Cordery
Linda Cundy
Cascia Davis
Emerald Davis
Wayne Davis
Sarah Devereux
Monica Duck
Ursula du Sauzay
Helene Everitt
Karen Fisher
Sarah Flax
Svetlana Fleming
Yvonne Forward
Cinzia Frederick
Graeme Galton
Richard Gill
Julia Hall
Lindsay Hamilton
John Henry
Tom Higgins
Andrew Hill
Raffaella Hilty
Hatty Hughes
Sarah Jack
Oliver James
Serena Jenks
Graham Johnson
John Joliffe
Brett Kahr
Ian Kennedy
Lawrence Kilshaw
Myriam Laplanche
Bernie Laschinger
Susanne Levin
Liat Levy
Mark Linington
Gregor Macadam
Deborah Marks
Briony Mason
Nigel McBride
Penny McMillan
Jenny Merriott
Jess Michael
Bob Miller
Penny Miller
Nell Montgomery
Ariel Nathanson
Andrea Oskis
Caroline Owens
Caroline Parker
Jane Parkinson
Anastasia Patrikiou
Dorothy Plaskett
Chris Purnell
Maeja Raicar
Eleanor Richards
Ian Richardson
Sue Richardson
Jenny Riddell
Jennifer Rodriguez
Patrick Ryan
Adah Sachs
Jacqueline Samuel
Mary Scurr
Victoria Settle
Jean Shrimpton
Valerie Sinason
Irris Singer
Beverley Smith
Ruthie Smith
Renee Stafford
Helga St. Blaize
Silke Steidinger
Helen Straupmanis
Marilyn Stuart
Gulcan Sutton Purser
Lillian Valchar
Susan Vas Dias
Teresa Warr
Kate White
Roxy Wilding
Judy Williams
Karen Witt
Judy Yellin
Debbie Zimmerman