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Clay Transformations 1

Clay Transformations 2


Certificate in Learning & Teaching, Sheffield University,

PhD. UEL/Tavistock.  Supervised by Mike Rustin (UEL/Tavistock), Bob Hinshelwood (University of Essex), Barry Richards (UEL).

Trained as clinical governance reviewer for Commission for Health Improvement (& audit)

MA in Psychoanalytic Studies, Tavistock & UEL. (Course included 2 year infant observation).

UKCP registered Psychotherapist [UPCA], London University, Goldsmiths College

Substance Abuse (ENB 616), Institute of Psychiatry, London.

HIV Pre and Post Test Counsellor, Bethlem Royal Hospital, Kent.

Registered Mental Health Nurse, Maudsley, London


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Dr Gary Winship (PhD, MA, RMN, Dip Gp Psych, Cert Add): [LAST UPDATED April 2018]


My work has been steeped in the concept of ‘therapeutic environments’, what it is that makes a place conducive to well-being.  My professional practice has been in psychiatric hospitals, schools, prisons, organisations and neighbourhoods, meeting the challenges of service delivery and researching the processes of what makes a good community tick, and what are the abruptions that damage the soul of a community.  I am currently running a research project with Nottinghamshire Fire Services funded by the Crime and Drugs Partnership developing a counselling education intervention for young persistent fire setters.  The focus of my work is often in the aftermath of traumatic events, and concerned with early intervention to prevent future trauma.  I have a specialist grasp of the impact of trauma and disruption both on individuals and groups of people and I am the course leader for the MA in Trauma studies at the University of Nottingham where I help students develop evidence based research practice.  I have a career long commitment to the concept of Therapeutic Community theory and MH practice and I am editor of the International Journal of Therapeutic Communities.  Throughout my 35 year plus career working with people who suffer MH challenges (and teaching people to work with others) I have been committed to the idea of enfranchisement and service user voice.  It is with an eye on voice and enfranchisement that I apply my skills and knowledge to research and practice.  

Biography (1)

UKCP registered psychoanalytic psychotherapist, NMC registered Mental Health Nurse,  Associate Professor in the School of Education, University of Nottingham. Course Leader MA Trauma Studies.  Supervising PhD students. Senior Fellow and Arts Co-ordinator, Institute of Mental Health.  Chair of training standards: University Psychotherapy & Counselling Association (UPCA).  Appointments panel chair: Skellern Lecture and JPMHN Lifetime Achievement Award.  Editor: International Journal of Therapeutic Communities.  Books: Editor collected papers of J Pedder: Attachment & New Beginnings in Psychoanalytic Therapy, (Karnacs,2010). The Spike & the Moon - Why People Take Drugs (Karnacs, 2011), The Erotic by Lou Andreas-Salome [editor and introductory essay] (Rutgers, Transaction, 2012), Sex & Religion (editor and introductory essay. Rutgers, Transaction, 2015), Essential Ingredients of Counselling and Psychotherapy in Primary Schools (Routledge, 2018). Consultant Psychotherapist, HMP Dovegate.  Clinical roles in the NHS have spanned more than 30 years.  Appointed as a clinical governance reviewer for the Commission for Health Audit & Improvement in 2000 (CHAI).  Acute in-patient services at the Bethlem & Maudsley (1980-1994), worked in 5 prisons and in collaboration with Eric Cullen established a Therapeutic Community in Aylesbury Young Offenders Institute in 1997.  2000-2001 was locum consultant psychotherapist at Broadmoor High Secure Hospital, since 2016 Consultant HMP Dovegate. 1994-2004, Senior psychotherapist, Berkshire NHS, working in a day hospital therapeutic community, carrying an out-patient case load of individual and group clients.  Published 90 plus papers, books & chapters.  Website: www.winship.info has received over 8 million visits in the last 15 years.  Treasurer for the Association of Therapeutic Communities (ATC) 2001-2007, full member of Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the NHS (APP), member ISPS UK, clinical member of Universities Psychotherapy & Counselling Association (UPCA).  Since 2006 he has chaired the appointments panel for the Annual Skellern Lecture & Wiley-Blackwell Lifetime Achievement Award in Mental Health (see www.skellern.info) previous recipients include Phil Barker, Jo Brand, Helen Bamber, Shirley Smoyak.  He has held teaching positions in 7 different universities (Goldsmiths, University of East London, Greenwich, UCL, Reading, Sheffield & Nottingham) and has been an external examiner to mental health courses; Cassel Hospital (UEL), Southern Counties Psychotherapy (Neuman), MA working with Personality Disorders (Neuman), BA in Counselling (Worcester).  He sits on several journal editorial boards.  More locally, among other things, he co-convenes a Managed Innovation Network which has been building research and resource capacity in the area of School age suicide and self-harm.  He is part of a £1.5 million AHRC research project looking at new creative pathways to mutual recovery, developing innovative programmes (from clay therapy to performance arts) supporting people in recovery.  He has visited China on 3 occasions (2010, 2011, 2013).  In 2012 he delivered a keynote at the 22nd China National Congress of Child & Adolescent Mental Health looking at the psychology of only children, and in 2013 he was part of delegation which reviewed the landmark first Mental Health Act in China.

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