Dr. David Morgan, Psychoanalyst
David Morgan worked as a consultant psychotherapist in the NHS for over 25 years at the Tavistock and Portman Clinic. He is a member of the BPAS, BPF and BPA. He is chair of the Political Minds Seminars at the Institute of Psychoanalysis.
He contributes to the media and lectures nationally and internationally. His research has focused on the psychological implications for whistleblowers and other political issues. He has also presented a podcast called Frontier Psychoanalyst. His latest book is The Unconscious in Social and Political Life (2019) and ‘A Deeper Cut’ Further Explorations (2020). Another book ‘Secular Saints: An Exploration of Social Bravery. Mandela and Others’ is in press. He is a member of the ‘Think Tank on Intractable Conflict’ and the IPA Committee for Humanitarian Organisations.
Diana Woodhead had a long career in the NHS working as a Nurse, Midwife, Health Visitor and Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care. She also has qualifications in Yoga, Mediatation and mindfulness (Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin and subtle).
She is a life long learner and takes the best from East and West aiming for balance in mind body and breath.
Bespoke courses on Meditation can be arranged through Therapy Friends and she also runs regular zoom classes -m details of which are on her website. Sign up for a newsletter and receive a free class when you mention TherapyFriends.
As well as Yoga and Meditation, Diana has also started doing some freelance writing in her favourite topics which are health, lifestyle, yoga/meditation and plant based eating. She loves walking, reading , cooking and playing with her grandchildren.
Harshad Kamble, Startup specialist and IT guru
Harshad Kamble is an IT man. He has 28 years’ experience in the IT industry, the last 15 years in senior leadership with companies such as EY, Deloitte, Diageo, Vodafone and Kantar.
Our website developer, Al James, and Harshad, between them, look out for spammers and keep TF fairly efficient. Al prefers to remain behind the scenes.
In his free time, Harshad likes to trim and groom the wisteria which can grow wild if not looked after and Al writes reviews.
Judith Mason, Retd Chaplain
New: Joined 5 February 2021
Judith Mason is not new to Banbury Quaker Centre (Oxfordshire) where she takes an active part in organising events. She is a retired nurse, counsellor and chaplain at Bullingdon prison, Buckinghamshire.
On reflection, she feels that being a chaplain was the most valuable part of her personal and working life.
Mike Caton, Group Analyst
Through working together, it offers group members an opportunity to understand themselves and to experience new ways of relating and of being in the world.”
Mike works in London based training institutions for psychotherapy. senior psychotherapist within psychotherapy services and in various consultant roles within the NHS and Voluntary sector. Says Mike, “The basic psychological unit for people is not an individual or dyad but a group. We participate and are permeated by group dynamics from the beginning to the end.
Exploring yourself from this perspective can only enhance your consciousness and relationships. We often resist joining a group, due to the uncomfortable feelings groups arise within us. However, these uncomfortable feelings offer the greatest opportunity to understand ourself and others better.” In his free time, it is bikes and boats for Mike.
Raine Geoghegan, writer, poet and workshop facilitator
Raine has brought many qualifications and achievements with her. Her poetry and stories have won her acclaim and even, a theatre production. She is of Romany, Irish and Welsh Ancestry.
Her work has been published internationally in print and online with several Literary Journals, and can be found on her website. She founded ‘Writing from the Heart’ a writing and personal development programme in 2013 and has also devised workshops and courses for Adult Education in Assertiveness; Spirituality and Personal Growth work. She currently lives in the Malvern Hills in Worcestershire.
Smita is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice and also, clinical supervisor and CPD facilitator. She completed her Psychodynamic training at Oxford University and her Psychoanalytic training from London.
She founded TherapyFriends. She says, ” While growing up in India we heard different sounds and saw colourful sights. Different religions, festivals, life, death, colour, gods, demons….TherapyFriends is about bringing something of those sights, colours, and vibrant feelings.” The ability to incorporate difference allows for a more joyful and integrated mind.