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I completed my training in 2009 and work in private practice in North London and at The Bowlby Centre. I work as a Psychotherapist at St George’s Hospital in the Eating Disorders day unit and am involved with The Relational School.

My earlier career was in IT and project management and I continue with web design and computer training.


I trained with CAPP in 1997 and have been actively and happily involved with the centre ever since. I am currently teaching the Infant Observation seminar and am Chair of the Clinical Training Committee, a role I have been in for just over 4 years and one which is a constant challenge and delight all at the same time. It has been a pleasure to maintain such close links with the Bowlby community and to witness so many of our students going through the training and becoming registered psychotherapists.

I am currently on the Executive committee and have a keen interest in what the future might hold for the centre in terms of expansion and development. My background before training at CAPP, at the age of 30, was in competitive 3 day eventing which I retired from in my mid 20s, and in retail management (Waterstones Booksellers.) I currently have a busy private practice in addition to my Bowlby roles and in my free time I compete with my partner in LGBT ballroom dancing both in the UK and abroad..


Gulcan Sutton Purser was born and raised in Turkey. She writes for Toplum Postasi, which is the first Turkish newspaper in London. She studied business management at university in Turkey as her first career.

She is now an Attachment- Based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist in private practice in Cambridge and in London. She is also a visiting psychotherapist at Anne Tayler Children’s Centre. She is also a couple therapist trained by Relate. She was the chair for The Bowlby Centre clinical forums.



I trained at CAPP after a career as a district nurse and teacher where I found my interest in adult education and learning. In addition to working as an individual psychotherapist and supervisor, I find I enjoy co-editing the monographs of the John Bowlby Conferences.

To relax I enjoy music and theatre and plenty of walks on Hampstead Heath!


After studying social anthropology and social and political science, I worked for the Citizen’s Advice Bureau for several years as Advisor, staff trainer, and deputy manager of Sutton CAB. From the ’90s onwards I embarked on my involvement with the psychotherapy field and had three years training in Integrative and Humanistic Psychotherapy prior to discovering Attachment based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy which felt more suitable for me.

My main creative outlets are writing and art work including painting and I have a private practice..


When I finally found CAPP in 2000, I felt like finding home; nothing made more sense to who I am. In my north London practice I find it most rewarding working with clients who endured trauma across the spectrum, I have particularly developed passion for working with sever trauma, dissociation and multiplicity.

I also enjoy working with parents since children are the easier clients to respond to an attachment input. I am part of the executive in CAPP, coordinating the publicity for the school.


Maxine Mei-Fung Chung is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, supervisor, training psychotherapist and visiting lecturer at The John Bowlby School of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Originally trained in fine art, she worked as a Creative Director for ten years at Condeě Nast, The Sunday Times and The Times. She currently works in private practice and has a particular interest in working clinically with dissociation, gender, sexuality and the creative feminine where she advocates for women and girls finding a voice. During her training she was awarded the Jafar Kareem bursary for her paper: The Marginal Man that explored how relational attachment-based psychotherapy can be used to support those experiencing ostracisation in western culture. She was also the consulting Psychotherapist on Gang Life, a documentary for the BBC which was nominated for a BAFTA. She currently lives in London with her son.



Mark is an attachment-based psychoanalytic psychotherapist and child psychotherapist (UKCP reg.). He trained with The Bowlby Centre, where he is the Chair of the Executive Committee, a training therapist and a training supervisor.

He worked for 12 years in the NHS as a psychotherapist with people with intellectual disabilities who have experienced trauma and abuse.

He currently works as a consultant psychotherapist and supervisor with the Clinic for Dissociative Studies, at a secondary school in London for young people with complex special needs, and in private practice with children, families and adults.


tomforresourceTOM HIGGINS

My journey towards becoming a psychotherapist was strongly influenced by my attempts to understand the personalities and behaviours of the children I was working with, as a primary school teacher. Since then, over the past 10 years I have trained with The Bowlby Centre and have worked full time in NHS mental health services, including forensic psychiatry, Child and Adolescent mental health and Peri-natal mental health.

I currently work on an NHS Treatment programme providing intensive 4-days per week group and individual psychotherapy for people diagnosed with a personality disorder.

I also have a private practice. I feel passionate about working with those who have experienced oppression. I have taught on The Bowlby Centre’s training course.

My interests include finding pockets of stillness and silence in a busy life and long walks in the countryside.


Darren Ward qualified as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist- (Attachment based) from the Bowlby Centre in 2021 and registered with the UKCP in October 2022.
Prior to Darren training as a psychotherapist, he spent thirty-seven years in the NHS, as Mental health Nurse and senior manager. He has worked across a wide spectrum of mental health difficulties in both in-patient and Community settings. Darren has worked with both individuals and families. Darren has now retired from his NHS role and works with individuals in private practice as a psychotherapist from his home in East Dulwich. Darren has very recently joined The Bowlby Centre Ethics Committee.

e-mail: darren.ward.home@hotmail.co.uk



Sarah Jack is a training therapist in Attachment-based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy for The Bowlby Centre.

As therapist and supervisor, Sarah works full time in both London and Dorset in private practice which has been established for nearly 30 years. As well as working with individuals and couples, Sarah is a professional artist.


‘No man is an island…’ John Donne

When faced with difficulties many of us try to deal with it alone. It is my experience that this usually does not lead very far. Instead it is when we work and think together with someone else that we are most likely to get out of our unhelpful patterns. This process helps us to find more liberating and constructive paths.

I have worked with most issues as for example anger management, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, phobias, relationship and child related issues, separation, divorce, OCD, psychosomatics, stress and many others.

I work in The Farringdon Practice in EC1, which is minutes from Farringdon Station and ten minutes from St Paul’s.

My website is www.psychotherapyec1.weebly.com

The practice’s website is www.thefarringdonpractice.co.uk


Graeme is an experienced attachment-based psychoanalytic psychotherapist.  In addition to his private practice in central London, he worked for 16 years in the National Health Service as a psychotherapist and clinical supervisor.  He is also a Consultant Psychotherapist at the Clinic for Dissociative Studies as well as teaching on the clinical training programme at The Bowlby Centre.  He is a supervisor approved by the UK Council for Psychotherapy.

Graeme’s clinical practice includes working with depression, anxiety, relationship and family issues, post-traumatic stress and dissociation.

He is a registered member of The Bowlby Centre and is registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy under registration number 4156164.

Graeme can be contacted direct on 07980 267 083 or email graeme@montpellierpractice.com