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

Alex Cox
Clinical Lead

Alex has worked in the mental health field for 14 years. During this time he has provided; care in a residential setting, Community support for chronic mental health challenges, crisis care with the NHS, inpatient care in a psychiatric unit, therapy in prisons and has managed an IAPT project for Mind before joining the Group Therapy Centre in October 2021.

Alex utilises a range of therapeutic approaches in his practice Including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy .

Marilyn Kedwards
Group Analyst (UKCP)

Marilyn is a qualified group analyst and psychotherapist and supervisor with the Institute of Group Analysis and registered with UKCP. As well as running long term open groups, Marilyn facilitates reflective practice groups and seminars for students training in group analysis. She co-conducts a monthly online large group.

Her  work in adoption has included both birth parents and grandparents as well as adopters and adoptees. She works in the third sector and in private practice.

Andy Espey
Centre Director


Nicole Goodman
CBT Therapist

Nicole is a trainee CBT therapist and is undergoing training in group analysis.
She was a qualified mental health nurse (RNMH) and worked within forensic secure and rehabilitation settings as both a clinician and a manager.

Nicole currently facilitates CBT groups within the GTC


Joanne Smith
Office Manager


Juliette Walsh
CBT therapist (BABCP)

Juliette is a CBT therapist (BABCP) and has undertaken training in Group Analysis.

She has an MSc in Organisational Psychiatry and Psychology.

Juliette currently facilitates CBT groups and support groups at the Centre, as well as private 1-1 CBT 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.

Marisa Sharp, 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 NHS. Marisa facilitates long-term open-ended groups and support groups.


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 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.


Sukhjit Bains, Group Analyst B.Ed.(Hons) M.A.T.P.

Sukhjit is qualified as a Groupwork practitioner with the Institute of Group Analysis. She has a background in Education. After completing a Master of Arts in Transpersonal Psychology she lectured in psychology within Further Education for a number of years. Sukhjit is working towards qualifying for full membership with the Institute of Group Analysis.

She currently runs a mixed long term open group and a women’s long term open group, as well as  working with individual clients at the Centre.


Gudrun Haraldsdottir, Group Analyst

Gudrun is a qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist and counsellor, and a groupwork practitioner. As well as conducting long-term open-ended groups at the Group Therapy Centre, she facilitates short-term psychotherapy groups for university students. Gudrun is registered with the BACP and has worked in higher education, the third sector and in private practice. She is working towards qualifying for full membership with the Institute of Group Analysis.

SUPERVISORS:

Ditty Dokter, Supervisor, Dan Jones, Supervisor, Sue Greenland, Supervisor,

Marilyn Kedwards, Supervisor, Jo Edwards Goodman, Supervisor

GROUP THERAPY CENTRE BOARD MEMBERS:

Revd Nigel Uden (Chair),  John Chaplin (Hon Treasurer), Jenny Jacobsberg (Secretary) , Helen Christy,

Veronica McDouall, Tim Sharp, Asha Praseedom, Helen Bull, Ann Hughes