All of our clinical tutors are practicing child psychotherapists, working across NHS, Independent sector and private practice, and collectively bring a wealth of clinical experience in a wide range of clinical settings and specialisms.
Kevin Booth Director of Training
Kevin is an Infant Observation Tutor on the M7 Psychoanalytic Observation Studies Course. He is Head of Training for the Clinical Training in Child Psychotherapy in BTPP. He is a psychotherapist in a 0-25 mental health service. Kevin's professional interests include psychotherapy in Early Intervention settings, infant mental health, psychotherapy with survivors of CSA and trauma, in forensic contexts. He is interested in organisational and group dynamics.
Helen Randall M7 Organising Tutor and Clinical Training Tutor
Helen Randall is the Organising Tutor for the M7 Psychoanalytic Observation Studies Course and is a tutor for the Infant Observation, Work Discussion and Psychoanalytic Theory modules. She also works a psychotherapist in a 0-25 mental health service. Her interests include infant mental health, multi-generational trauma and working with schools and communities. .
Philippa Boulter M7 Tutor: Infant Observation, Young Child and WorkDiscussion
Philippa teaches infant observation, work discussion and young child on the M7 Psychoanalytic Observation Studies Course. She worked in CAMHS as a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist for many years. She now works as an psychotherapist in private practice. Her interests include adolescents and young adults and children in the care system and adopted.
Maria Consta M7 Tutor: Infant Observation and Young Child
Maria teaches infant observation and young child observation on the M7B psychoanalytic observation studies course. She is a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist and works on a specialist team commissioned by Children’s Services to support children 0-18 who are looked after, fostered, adopted or under a special guardianship order. She runs consultation clinics for social workers, CAMHS colleagues and foster carers and she supports professionals and children through adoption transitions. She is interested in the unconscious.
Matthew Jenkins M7 Tutor Psychoanalytic Theory and Visiting Tutor (Clinical Training)
Matthew is a tutor for the Psychoanalytic Theory module on the M7 Psychoanalytic Observation Studies course. He is a visiting tutor for the Clinical Training. Matthew has wide ranging interests, including organisational dynamics, infant mental health, and mental health In schools, and the relationship between psychoanalysis and the arts and creativity. As a teacher he is also interested in the use of technology to support and enhance learning. Matthew works for an independent sector organisation delivering mental health in schools.
Catherine McFarlane M7 Tutor: Infant Observation and work Discussion
Catherine is a tutor for the work discussion and infant observation modules on the M7 course. She is a child psychotherapist in a local CAMHS team. As well as working with child psychotherapy colleagues, and the wider multidisciplinary team, she is involved in supporting the training of child psychotherapy trainees in the clinic.
James Norris M7 Tutor: Child Development Research
James is a tutor for Child Development Research on the M7 Psychoanalytic Observation course. He works in a West Midlands CAMHS service as a child psychotherapist. He is professionally interested in perinatal mental health, adolescence and the unconscious in the macro-social context.
Eva Shehu-Whitefield M7 Tutor: Infant Observation, Young Child Observation, and Child Development Research. Infant Mental Health Tutor
Eva is a tutor for Infant Observation, Young Child Observation, and Child Development Research on the M7 Psychoanalytical Observation course. Eva worked as a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist in the NHS for 12 years and more recently has been working as a Child Psychotherapist in private practice. She works with children and young people from 0-25 years old and has a specialist interest in infant mental health and eating disorders from a psychoanalytical viewpoint.
Shirley Truckle Tutor: Clinical Training
Shirley founded BTPP in 1990 with the support of her husband Brian Truckle, because she is passionate about making child psychotherapy more widely available. The fact that child psychotherapy is now a core presence in the Midlands within NHS CAMHS services, and in other settings, is largely down to her efforts. She maintains a role in the recruitment and supervision of clinical trainees and is a tutor for the parent work seminar on the clinical training.
Training Committee (Clinical Training)
Ricky Emanuel (chair)
Jenny Kenrick (external assessor)