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For course bookings and administrative queries:

Contact: Holly Cassidy
Course Administrator

Tel No: 020 8371 0180


For all other queries:

Contact: Alex Moss

Tel No: 020 8371 0180


The Manor House Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling
80 East End Road,
Finchley, London, N3 2SY


Registered Charity

No. 1131804



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Course Directors:

Judith Dell M.A, BACP, UKCP
Tina Simmonds M.A, UKCP



Lord Stanley Clinton-Davis
Professor Howard Jacobs


Established in
1985, located in
North London UK,
Training Centre
offers innovative
and comprehensive
Training Courses
and a Counselling Service.


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Course Staff

The experienced staff training team are accredited members of the BACP, BPC and/or the UKCP.

Diploma Course Directors

Judith Dell MA psychoanalytic Psychotherapist (UKCP registered), is accredited as a Supervisor and Counsellor by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and is on the UK Register of Counsellors. She has an MA in Psychoanalytic studies and has trained in group analysis, family therapy and psychodrama. She works as a Consultant Supervisor to counselling agencies and maintains a private practice.

Tina Simmonds MA psychodynamic Psychotherapist (UKCP registered). She has a Diploma in Counselling and a MA in the Psychology of Therapy and Counselling. She is a Trainer and Supervisor working with individuals and groups, consults to counselling training programmes in the community and maintains a private practice.

Diploma Course Tutors

Ken Bledin PhD, group analyst (UKCP registered) and chartered clinical psychologist (HPC registered) provides consultancy, training, supervision and direct clinical work in the NHS and in the private and voluntary sectors.


Orpa Daniels psychoanalytic Psychotherapist (BPC Registered) working in private practice and in the National Health Service with couples and individuals. She also works as a supervisor and trainer with several counselling organisations.

Maaike Engelen; Psychoanalytic Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist (ACP registered). She is training at the Institute of Psychoanalysis. She holds a Msc in the Psychodynamics of Human Development. She works in private practice and in an educational setting. She has a background in philosophy and the arts.


Joan Fogel is a Group-analytic Psychotherapist (UKCP registered) working in the NHS, in education and private practice with groups and individuals.

Bernard Shapley Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist (BPC Registered) works in education and private practice. He is also a Trainer and Supervisor.


Helena Michaelson MSc Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP accredited) works in private practice and with an Employee Assistance Provider. She has an MA in Creative and Life Writing and has a background in literature and education.


Patrick Gannon MSc is a Psychotherapist and Group Analyst. He is a Senior Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP- Sen Accred). Working in the NHS and private practice, Patrick works with individuals, couples and groups. He is also a Trainer and Supervisor with other counselling and psychotherapy organisations.

Certificate Course Tutor

Simone Gold MA, PGCE has trained as a Psychodynamic Counsellor and as a teacher, working as a college lecturer and a university student counsellor for several years. She maintains a private practice and teaches on a variety of courses in Counselling Skills.

Visiting Lecturers and Speakers have included:


Christopher Bollas Ph.D – Psychoanalyst and author of numerous publications.

Patrick Casement - Psychoanalyst and author of numerous publications.


Prophecy Coles – psychoanalytic Psychotherapist – author of The Importance of Sibling Relationships in Psychoanalysis.

Dr Andrew Elder – Consultant in General Practice and Primary Care – Tavistock Clinic.

Nina Farhi – psychoanalytic Psychotherapist – past Director of the Squiggle Foundation.

Lavinia Gomez – psychoanalytic Psychotherapist – author of An Introduction to Object Relations.


Sue Gerhardt – Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist - author of 'Why Love Matters'.


Adam Phillips – Psychoanalyst and writer.


Janet Ree – Lecturer in study skills and academic writing.

Dr Lester Sierling – Consultant Psychiatrist – Barnet General Hospital.


Julian Stern - Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy at St Mark’s Hospital, Harrow


Neville Symington - Psychoanalyst and author of numerous publications.

Dr Sotiris Zalidis - General Practitioner Principal and member of the Council of the Balint Society.


External Moderator

Quentin Stimpson has worked as a psychotherapist in private practice (and various other settings) for the past 24 years. He is a Senior Lecturer in Counselling at the University of Greenwich on the BA and MSc counselling courses and is active as both a research supervisor and a researcher in the therapy arena. He edited a book for Routledge, “Clinical Counselling in Voluntary and Community Settings”, which was published in 2003.


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