Paul Terry

Paul Terry is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in private practice.  He has worked in child, adolescent, adult mental health and forensic settings, and most recently in a specialist mental health service for older people in the National Health Service. For many years in tandem with clinical practice Paul was Lecturer in Counselling at Birkbeck College, University of London.

Paul has written extensively about his clinical work and the application of psychoanalytical ideas to social and political themes.  In 2004 Paul won the Annual Essay Prize of the Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the NHS for his article ‘Dangerous Liaisons: Psychosis and Violence – Working in a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit’.  In 2008 he published a revised second edition of his book Counselling and Psychotherapy with Older People: A Psychodynamic Approach (London: Palgrave Macmillan).

Paul has a particular interest in projective identification because it has become a central concept in his  teaching and publications. He finds it especially helpful in illuminating clinical practice and various social and political issues.  For the last several years he has led workshops on projective identification at the Westminster Pastoral Foundation in London.

Past Events with Paul Terry

Private: Projective Identification in Practice

Testimonial’s from Paul Terry’s Training

Paul Terry is an inspiring trainer -­ gentle, intelligent, informed, experienced, poetic, encouraging reflection.

A very informative day that’s helped to widen and deepen my understanding and application of the subject.

Very engaging and enjoyable with good examples and case studies.

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