Clinical Manager

Tom Bradshaw (Clinical Manager)

I am a UKCP registered Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist offering Individual Psychotherapy, Group Psychotherapy, supervision and consultation to teams.

I trained in Individual Psychotherapy at the Arbours Association which is unique amongst psychotherapy trainings in working specifically with higher degrees of emotional disturbance, and have continued my professional development since then with courses at the Institute of Group Analysis, the Anna Freud Centre and the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust. I have completed courses in Supervision, Mentalization, Group work and working with Personality Disorders.

Most recently I worked as a Consultant Psychotherapist at Kent and Medway NHS Trust, where as Clinical Lead for Personality Disorders I was responsible for broader service developments, including setting up a new specialist Therapeutic Community. What has been invaluable in keeping me grounded, however, has been a commitment to supporting the development of a reflective therapeutic environment for staff, myself included, and my ongoing weekly contact with clients. Prior to working in the NHS I have worked for voluntary organisations in London, including the high quality psychotherapy service provided by the Camden Psychotherapy Unit and the innovative arts based Studio Upstairs.

I have been Chair of Training at the Arbours Association, and have taught and presented in a variety of settings on subjects including ‘Working with Difference’, ‘Borderline States of Mind’, and ‘Psycho-Social Interventions’. I currently provide supervision to individuals and teams from the NHS, Probation and those in private practice and enjoy working with those from different professional backgrounds, particularly the arts.

I would look to bring all these experiences to the role of Clinical Manager at Brighton Therapy Centre where I hope to support the development of an inclusive working environment for practitioners with different skills and backgrounds, who nevertheless share a commitment to the principles underpinning rigorous and sensitive relational work.