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Our team

Senior Management Team

Michelle Windle CEO

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 Finance and Office 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.

Clinical Staff

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.

Our therapists

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.

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 SalterPsychodynamic Child and Adolescent Therapist, Art Psychotherapist

Claire MackinnonPsychodynamic Psychotherapist

David CroshawPsychodynamic 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 WalkerAssistant 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. 

Hania MaclaganAssistant Clinical Manager, Bridge in Schools

Child Therapist

Heather MoraAssistant Clinical Manager, Bridge Psychotherapy Service

Psychodynamic Adult,Child and Adolescent Therapist

 

Jessica MaliohantChild 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 PaigePsychodynamic 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 DuckerPsychodynamic 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 DeromeChild and Adolescent Psychotherapist

Trained at the Tavistock Clinic, London | 8 years experience

Specialist Experience:

Parent and Infant psychotherapy

VIG – Video Interactive Guidance

Therapeutic Life Story Work

Phil ButterChild 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.

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

Support Staff

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