Dr Valerie Sinason

Dr Valerie Sinason, PhD is a poet, writer, child psychotherapist and adult psychoanalyst. She was Founder Director of the Clinic for Dissociative Studies, until her retirement from long-term clinical work in December 2016. She specialised in work with abused, abusing and dissociative patients, including those with a learning disability, and has been used as an expert witness in court cases.

Valerie was Consultant Child Psychotherapist at the Tavistock Clinic from 1987 to 1999; Consultant Psychotherapist at both the Anna Freud and Portman Clinics from 1994 to 1997 and Consultant Research Psychotherapist/Psychoanalyst at St George’s Hospital Medical School, University of London, from 1994 to 2006. Valerie is Honorary Consultant Psychotherapist to the University of Cape Town’s Child Guidance Clinic.

Her extensive writing includes over 100 published peer-reviewed papers, chapters and books. She has written over 12 books and 100 papers and lectures nationally and internationally. Her book titles include the seminal Mental Handicap and the Human Condition (originally published 1992; 2nd edition published in 2010 by Free Association Books), and Attachment, Trauma and Multiplicity: Working with Dissociative Identity Disorder (originally published 2002; 2nd edition published 2010 by Routledge).

Past Events with Dr Valerie Sinason

Trauma Masterclass: Perspectives on Working with Trauma

Testimonials for Dr Valerie Sinason’s training

Valerie’s wealth of knowledge and depth of experience made her an excellent speaker

So inspiring and affirming

An interesting mixture of emotional and cognitive ways for working which has stimulated my thoughts in how to use this more creatively with my clients

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