Noreen O’Connor (B.A., M.A. First Class Hons., PhD Contemporary European Philosophy, Dip. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy 1988) has been practising as a relational psychotherapist for over thirty years, including working as a psychotherapist in a university counselling service. She has been a training committee member of three psychoanalytic psychotherapy organisations in London and offers teaching (most recently at the Refugee Therapy Centre, London), supervision, and is a training therapist. She has lectured publicly in the U.S. and the U.K. and has run workshops on post-modernist phenomenological perspectives in psychoanalytic practice. Her philosophical research on the work of Emmanuel Levinas focused on The Problem of Self-Identity; Exile and Enrootedness (PhD. Thesis), themes which she continues to find integral to her clinical work. She has taught philosophy in a number of universities and social philosophy in adult education centres in the U.K. and Ireland. Noreen has published widely in the psychotherapy field (see Publications page).
Member of The Relational School, International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, the Society for Existential Analysis, the PCU.
Mary Lynne Ellis (B.A. Art and Design, Dip. Art Therapy 1983, Dip. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy 1992, M.A. Art Therapy, M.A. Modern European Philosophy) has been practising as a relational psychotherapist for over thirty years. She has also worked as an art psychotherapist in the NHS and as a psychotherapist and art therapist in the voluntary sector. In the 1990s she established and worked as a co-therapist in a therapeutic community in North London. For many years she has taught, supervised, and worked as a training therapist for a number of psychoanalytic psychotherapy and art psychotherapy trainings in the U.K. including the qualifying training at the Refugee Therapy Centre, London. She has lectured publicly and run workshops in Ireland, Chile, and the U.K. on phenomenological perspectives in psychoanalytic practice, focusing particularly on questions of identity, language, and embodiment. She is also a practising artist. Mary Lynne has published widely in the psychotherapy field (see Publications page).
Member of UKCP, The Relational School, the International Association of Relational
Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, AGIP, Society for Existential Analysis, BAPPS, the PCU.