Senior Management Team
Michelle Windle CEO
Michelle joined The Bridge as CEO in July 2020. Michelle has been in leadership roles in charities for the past ten years, having previously worked as Director of The Green House. She is trained as an integrative counsellor, and executive coach and her experience also draws on her previous career in marketing and advertising. Michelle is passionate about the power of therapy to make a difference in people’s lives, particularly those who have experienced early childhood trauma. She has an MSc in Strategy, Change and Development.
Georgina Taylor Clinical Services Manager – Bridge Psychotherapy Service
Psychoanalytic Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist | Professional Doctorate in Psychoanalytic Child Psychotherapy (D.Psych) | 11 Years Experience
Specialist Experience: I have a particular interest in work with adolescents and young adults, looked after and adopted children and young people and children and young people with challenging behaviour. My clinical training included psychoanalytic work with children ages 0-25, parent-infant work, therapeutic parent support, dyadic work (e.g. parent and child), families, and short / long-term individual psychotherapy up to the age of 25. I am also an experienced clinical supervisor.
Matthew Jenkins Clinical Services Manager – Bridge in Schools
Psychoanalytic Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist | DipMusTh, MA (distinction), MPsychePsyche | 29 Years Experience
Specialist Experience: I have a longstanding clinical interest in therapeutic work with children and young people with neurodevelopmental conditions, and other forms of special educational needs. (I currently work in a school for children and young people with a primary diagnosis of autism). I am also interested in psychoanalytic approaches to organisational consultation and reflective practice, and much of our work in Bridge in Schools involves supporting staff and teams in their work. I also have an interest in teaching psychoanalytic ideas and in the process of clinical supervision.
Annabelle Patel Operations and Finance Manager
I have worked at the Bridge Foundation since 2004 and over the years have seen it flourish and grow into the highly effective organisation that it now is. I am proud to work for an organisation that delivers such high quality services and to work with such an exceptionally well qualified and experienced team.
We have a multidisciplinary team of child, family and adult trained therapists. All therapists are professionally qualified and accredited and highly experienced. All receive regular supervision and work to a professional code of ethics such as: Association of Child Psychotherapists, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, British Psychoanalytic Council, Health Care Professionals Council, United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy, General Medical Council.
Alice Coles – Psychodynamic Psychotherapist with Children, Young People and Families
Clinical MA in Psychological Therapies with Children, Young People, and Families |
PGDip Psychodynamics of Human Development | 5 years experience
Specialist Experience: Working directly with and in schools. Working with children with Special Educational Needs and/or Learning Disabilities. Working in multi-disciplinary child protection teams. Systemic work with parents and families. Working with refugees and asylum seekers.
Andrea Mira Murillo – Honorary Child Therapist
Anita Bradford – Psychodynamic Child and Adolescent Therapist, Art Psychotherapist
MA Art Therapy, Diploma In The Application Of Group-Analytic Principles To An Agency Setting | 11 years experience
Specialist Experience: adults, older adults, adolescents, children and families experiencing distress and mental ill health. I work with individuals, families and groups in both time limited and long term therapy. I am a supervisor and have taught on therapy training and foundation courses. I have several years’ experience of working with groups including family groups, and am completing qualification as a Group Analyst.
Anna Yarker – Psychotherapist for children, young people and families
MA Clinical: Psychological Therapies with Children, Young People and Families | 4 years experience
Specialist Experience: My specialist areas include adolescent mental health, child development in schools, school and family based work, and working with staff and systems around children to offer psychoanalytically-informed consultation and support.
Audrey James – Psychodynamic Psychotherapist
Psychodynamic Psychotherapist (Wessex Counselling and Psychotherapy) | 9 years experience
Specialist Experience: working with people who have experienced trauma. My interest in trauma has been further sparked by the clients I see, especially my long-term clients, whose early childhood experiences have been marked by traumatic events the imprint of which is still visible in their adult lives. In addition working with Asylum seekers and Refugees who are fleeing war-torn countries and who have been trafficked.
Bridget Salter – Psychodynamic Child and Adolescent Therapist, Art Psychotherapist
MA Art Psychotherapy, Registered with HCPC, Member of British Association of Art Therapy | 6 years experience
Specialist experience: In my roles I have developed a keen interest in dyadic and family work, and will continue to engage in research and learning specific to this. My training of art psychotherapy remains as my core area of interest and I continue to engage in both local and national forums, as well as group supervision, to extend and broaden my knowledge.
Claire Mackinnon – Psychodynamic Psychotherapist
David Croshaw – Psychodynamic child and adolescent therapist/Psychodynamic adult therapist
MA Music Therapy | 5 years experience
Specialist Experience: Adoption/fostering, trauma and PTSD, ASD, depression and anxiety
Gail Walker – Assistant Clinical Manager, Bridge Psychotherapy Service
Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist | 20 years experience
Specialist Experience: My clinical training included psychoanalytic work with children ages 0-25, parent-infant work, therapeutic parent support, dyadic work (e.g. parent and child), families, and short / long-term individual psychotherapy up to the age of 25. I am also an experienced clinical supervisor.
Guy Baring – Psychodynamic Psychotherapist in training
Adult Psychodynamic Psychotherapist in training (Seversnide Institute for Psychotherapy) | 4 years experience
I am a trainee psychotherapist in my fourth year of training at the Severnside Institute for Psychotherapy. I have had varied experience working as a psychotherapist in the voluntary sector, an NHS hospital and as a private practitioner, with clients ranging in age, background and the severity/complexity of the psychic difficulties they face. I am used to both short and long-term work.
Hania Maclagan – Assistant Clinical Manager, Bridge in Schools
Psychodynamic Counsellor and Psychotherapist for Children and Adolescents | 13 years experience
Specialist Experience: Children in care, trauma, marginalised groups, family work, therapeutic parenting support, neuro-developmental issues, complex histories, intergenerational loss, working with school staff and systems, supervision, reflective practice groups, organisational dynamics, developing expertise with refugee and asylum seeking communities
Harriet Campbell – Child therapist and Trainee Counselling Psychologist
Currently awaiting viva examination for my professional doctorate in Counselling Psychology. Post graduate certificate in evidence based psychological therapies | 6 years experience
Specialist experience – I am currently finishing my training as a Counselling Psychologist, having worked with adults, children and families. I have worked in various settings, such as NHS IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) services, adult counselling services and schools.
Heather Mora – Assistant Clinical Manager, Bridge Psychotherapy Service
Psychodynamic Counsellor – adults, children and young peopleRegistered with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)
Post-graduate diploma in Psychoanalytic Observational Studies | Post-graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling | Post-graduate Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling in Schools | 14 years experience.
Specialist Experience: I have a wide range of experience working with adults, children, adolescents, parents and families presenting with a variety of concerns. I have particular experience of working with those affected by life-threatening illness and looked-after and adopted children and young people. I also have 6 years experience as a clinical supervisor.
Jenny Watts – Art Therapist
Jessica Maliphant – Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist
Master’s Degree with Distinction in Psychoanalytic Observational Studies | Awaiting my professional doctorate viva examination to be assessed for the award of Professional Doctorate. | 5 years experience
Specialist Experience: I am particularly interested in preverbal trauma, intergenerational trauma and working with people on the autistic spectrum. I have benefitted from expert training in these areas at The Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, London.
Jinny Paige – Psychodynamic Child and Adolescent Therapist
Postgraduate Diploma in Observational Studies and the Application of Psychoanalytic Concepts to work with Children, Young People and Families. | 30 years experience
Specialist Experience: I have a particular interest and experience in work where there are complex relationship problems resulting from trauma. I also trained in various courses that built upon parent infant psychotherapy, and find this useful in informing my work with adopted and looked after children where early experience did not go well. The sense of loss and need to repair what is possible, and learn to live with what cannot be altered, can also be applied to many other issues. For example abuse of all kinds, bereavement and developmental challenges, to name a few areas of work that I am familiar with.
Judith Ducker – Psychodynamic Child and Adolescent Therapist, Art Psychotherapist
Postgraduate Diploma in Art Therapy (1988), M7 Observational Studies and the Application of Psychoanalytic Concepts to work with Children, Young People and Families (2011). | 33 years experience
Specialist Experience: I have experience and interest in working with people who have suffered loss, bereavement, trauma, abuse and those who have suffered the consequences of disrupted attachment such as looked after children. I enjoy supporting children and young people through certain life transitions such as moving from primary to secondary school or when a young person begins to enter the adult world. I have experience working with individuals who present with anxiety, depression, obsessional and addictive behaviours including those who have limited hearing and sight. In addition to the above training, I have partaken in various specialist short courses to support this work. I have extensive experience working with groups and as a supervisor to individuals and groups.
Kate Burn – Child Therapist
Marie Derome – Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist
Trained at the Tavistock Clinic, London | 8 years experience
Parent and Infant psychotherapy
VIG – Video Interactive Guidance
Therapeutic Life Story Work
Morag Deveny – Honorary Child Therapist
Phil Butter – Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology | 15 years experience
Specialist Experience: My clinical training included psychoanalytic work with children ages 0-25, parent-infant work, therapeutic parent support, dyadic work (e.g. parent and child), families, and short / long-term individual psychotherapy up to the age of 25.
Dr Pia Menzies – Child And Adolescent Psychiatrist and Psychodynamic Therapist
BMedSci (1993), BMBS (1995), Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (1999), Certificate of Specialist Training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (2003) | 25 years experience
Specialist Experience: Pia’s expertise lies in making sense of complex presentations and situations, recognising and treating more serious mental health difficulties, and integrating different psychological approaches with specialist medical treatments. She is skilled in the use of diagnosis and medication, using this thoughtfully and pragmatically as part of an individualised, therapeutic package. Pia provides specialist psychiatry input or is, sometimes, in a therapy role in a more general way within the Bridge Psychotherapy Service.
Rebecca McGuire – Child and Adolescent Psychodynamic Counsellor , Art Therapist
MA Dramatherapy (Roehampton University, 2009) and Post Graduate Diploma in psychodynamic counselling for primary and secondary schools (Wessex counselling service, 2013). | 12 years experience
Specialist Experience: Rebecca is a foster carer and is particularly interested in supporting Foster carer’s to be resourced themselves, and better able to contain the distress and confusion of the children in their care. She works at New Fosseway school, supporting the emotional life of students with learning disabilities. At Pathways Learning centre, there is a requirement to be flexible in approach, to engaging children who are unable to tolerate mainstream education and socially isolated, because of their experiences of childhood trauma and family complexities.
Ros de Silva – Psychodynamic Therapist
Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling, Postgraduate Diploma in Working Psychodynamically with Children and Young People in Education | 12 years experience
Specialist Experience: Ros is trained to work with adults, children and young people and is undertaking further training to work with couples and groups.
Rosie Penrose – Honorary Child Therapist
Sally Gamble – Psychodynamic Child and Adolescent Therapist, Art Psychotherapist
Sara Headeach – Child and Family Psychodynamic Psychotherapist
Postgraduate diploma: Working with Infants and the Early Years: A Psychoanalytic Observational Approach (M9).Currently completing MA: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy with Children, Young People and Families with the Tavistock and Portman. (M34) | 20 years experience
Specialist Experience: As a trainee I am still developing my areas of specialist interest in therapeutic work with children and families. I have experience of providing short and long term therapy for children with a range of needs, in primary and secondary schools. I also work with parents, offering them a space to think about what might be going on for their child. A particular area of interest of mine is infant mental health, I have undertaken additional training in this field, and in previous roles I have worked extensively with parents and infants, both individually and in groups.
Sarah Robinson – Art Therapist
M.A. Art Psychotherapy Practice | 12 years experience
Specialist Experience: I am particularly interested in in how art making and art therapy can contribute to a sense of belonging for people with experiences of displacement.
Viv Le Fort – Psychodynamic Therapist
Christine Lowe Referrals Co-ordinator
Eleanor Brady Fundraising and Development Manager
Becky Gilbert Evaluation and Monitoring Data Analyst
Esme Hammer Administrative Assistant
Thesliya Latheef Finance and Administrative Assistant