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WHO WE ARE

 

As Cambridgeshire’s leading not-for-profit group psychological treatment service, we are a charity
commissioned by the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS CCG to support local people.

As a small charity, we support local people who are experiencing emotional and mental health worries. We provide group psychological treatment for those struggling with their mental health in and around Cambridgeshire. As well as working in Cambridge, we also operate in Huntingdon and Ely.

Since 1969 we have helped many thousands of people with our specialist psychological service.

MEET THE TEAM

Core Staff

Andy Espey, Center Director

Joanne Smith, Office Manager

Marisa Sharp, Core Therapist,
Group Analyst (UKCP)

Marisa is a qualified group analyst registered with the UKCP. Marisa is also an artist.

Marisa has worked with the Samaritan’s and the NHS. Marisa delivers long-term open-ended groups and short-term talk and paint groups.

Juliette Walsh, Trainee CBT therapist

Juliett is a Trainee CBT therapist (BABCP) as well as training in Group Analysis.

She has an Msc in Organisational Psychiatry and Psychology.

Currently running CBT groups, she also does 1-1 CBT privately and within IAPT services.

 

SESSIONAL THERAPISTS

Ruth Wyner, Group Analyst (UKCP)

Ruth is a qualified group analyst and psychotherapist and supervisor registered with UKCP. Ruth has worked with people from all walks of life and works flexibly to provide therapy in line with peoples' requests and requirements.

Sue Greenland, Group Analyst (UKCP)

Sue Greenland is a qualified group analyst and psychotherapist and supervisor registered with UKCP. As well as running long term open groups, Sue facilitates staff supervision groups for third sector organisations.

Sue’s work has involved contact with both patients and staff working in challenging settings; eating disorder services, adolescent unit, non-residential therapeutic community for young adults (17-25), high dependency unit, prison service, drug and alcohol service, supported housing services.

Curtis Parker, Group Analyst (UKCP)

Curtis is a Group-Analytic Psychotherapist with the Institute of Group Analysis and registered with the UKCP Curtis has worked as a nurse in the NHS for 32 years and as a Psychotherapist has run therapy groups, staff groups and experiential groups on courses. He works in the third sector and in private practice.

Eleanor Richards, Music Therapist, Attachment-Based Psychotherapist (UKCP)

Eleanor is a relational psychoanalytic psychotherapist and counsellor, registered with the UKCP and the HPC. As well as running long term open groups, Eleanor facilitates reflective groups for NHS professionals.

Eleanor is also trained in music therapy, and she has a particular interest in working with people with learning disabilities and those engaged in their support.

Jane Ungemuth, Group Analyst and CBT therapist.

Jane qualified as a group analytic psychotherapist at WPF where she completed her supervisors training some years later.  Jane is also trained in CBT and aims to work flexibly with the needs of person or group by providing a space for talk and reflection.
Jane’s work history includes running both long and short-term groups within the charity sector and the NHS.  These include groups for survivors of sexual abuse, parents of learning disabled adults or children, bereaved parents and staff groups in the NHS. Jane also works as a telephone counsellor for those affected by sight loss.

Alison Davies, MFA (UKCP)

Alison is trained as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist registered with the Philadelphia Association where she is a full member. She is a qualified music therapist and has worked extensively with students in AU and Guildhall School of Music, London.

Alison works with people from all walks of life and no problem is considered too small or too large.

Dr Sola Osindero, Group Analyst

As well as being qualified in Groupwork Practice with the IGA Sola is a practising GP and member of the Royal College of General Practitioners. After a long career as a GP he is deepening his interest in mental health by working towards qualifying as a full member of the Institute of Group Analysis.

Sola is currently running a long-term open-ended group.

Dr Adrian Jackson, CBT Therapist

Adrian is a qualified and accredited CBT Therapist who presently works as a senior clinician within both NHS and third sector organisations. Adrian has also trained in person-centered counselling. Adrian has received training in EDMR and draws on compassion focused therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and schema therapy where these are helpful. Adrian has worked in NHS primary and secondary care services.

Jim Neeson, CBT Therapist

Jim is a CBT & Schema therapist and registred mental heltah nurse. He has 38 years experience working in mental health. He runs CBT and Scheme groups and works with Clients with complex emotional needs.

Dr Richard Pannett, Group Analyst (UKCP)

Richard is a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners, as well as holding an Msc in Group analysis and a member of UKCP.

Supervisors:

Ditty Dokter, Supervisor

Richard Holborn, Supervisor

Dan Jones, Supervisor

Ruth Cocksedge, Supervisor

GROUP THERAPY CENTRE BOARD MEMBERS:

John Chaplin (Chair), Jenny Jacobsberg (Secretary), Henry Adeane, Lee Browne, Helen Christy, Gilli Haarhoff, Veronica McDouall, Tim Sharp, Asha Praseedom, Revd John Bradbury, Helen Bull