Chairs of Committees and Advisors
Eve Grainger, Employment Standards Group Lead
Eve Grainger is the lead consultant child psychotherapist for the North-East London NHS Foundation Trust, and was lead clinician for Barking and Dagenham Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) from 2002 to 2005. Until 2008, she was the ACP’s joint London Regional Advisor. She has a particular interest in work with adolescents, looked after children and research. Eve is Chair of the Assessors Panel. The role of the panel is to offer advice and support to organisations in relation to the employment of child psychotherapists.
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Jackie Hall, Executive Advisor
Jackie Hall is a child and adolescent psychotherapist in the Child and Family Directorate at the Tavistock Clinic and Assessment Tutor for the M80 Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy programme. She has been a member of the Executive Committee since 2009, serving as Honorary Secretary (2009 – 2012), Vice Chair and Acting Chair (2013 - 2014).
After qualification in 2004 she worked in a multi-agency service in Camden (MALT) and in LAAC services in East Kent before taking up her current post. She has a particular interest in groups and inter-professional work.
In her role as Executive Advisor she actively supports the work of the Chair and the Committee to develop the ACP as a viable, modern professional body.
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Ryan Lowe, Chair of Independent Practice Committee
MA, Mpsych psych, ACP UKCP
Ryan qualified from the Tavistock in 2005. She has worked at the Tavistock Day Unit, The Tavistock Adolescent Department and the Monroe Family Assessment Centre. For the past six years she has been working priviately as a clinician, a supervisor and as an expert witness. She is currently Clinical Director of The Therapeutic Consultants, a private child and family group practice in North London.
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Isobel Pick, Director of Training
Isobel Pick is a child and adolescent psychotherapist working in London in the Tavistock Outreach Project in Primary Schools and in private practice. She works with children, adolescents and parents, and supports staff in the school setting, providing consultations and work discussion. She also undertakes supervision.
She is also a member of the British Institute of Psychoanalysis and works in private practise with adults.
Jo Goldsmith, Chair of Ethical Practice Group
Jo Goldsmith is a consultant child and adolescent psychotherapist who trained at the Society of Analytical Psychology in London.
She is the professional lead for child psychotherapy services in Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Trust. She is also the lead for the Surrey Parent Infant Mental Health Service and has a passion for early intervention.
The Ethical Practice Group considers and adjudicates complaints from the public within the context of the ACP’s disciplinary procedures, and advises the ACP on relevant ethical and professional matters.
Julia Mikardo, Unite Representative
Julia Mikardo is a consultant child & adolescent psychotherapist at Westminster CAMHS, London. She is a former editor of The Bulletin. Before training as a child psychotherapist, Julia worked as a social worker with looked after children.
Julia is one of two national representatives on the Occupational Advisory Committee of Applied Psychologists in the UNITE union. This committee develops strategy and guidance on pay and conditions for union members in the professions of psychology and child psychotherapy working in the NHS.
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Danny Goldberger, Unite Representative
Danny Goldberger is a child & adolescent psychotherapist working in CAMHS in Guildford. He also work as a Psychotherapist in the Perinatal Psychotherapy Service at the Maudsley Hospital in London.
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Media and Publications
Alison Roy, Director of Media and Communications
As well as being the ACP Media and Comms Lead, Alison Roy is lead child and adolescent psychotherapist in East Sussex Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and is clinical lead for the new CAMHS adoption service (AdCAMHS). Her specialist areas are adopted children, young people and their families, parent-infant work and groups.
Before training as a child psychotherapist, Alison was an artist and arts journalist. She ran groups for homeless young people involved in crime and drug use and founded a youth magazine, a theatre group and wrote a community diploma in creative and performance arts. She was the founder and director of Generation Arts Project, which brought together disenfranchised young people caught up in gang culture.
Chris Hayman, Diary and Events Co-ordinator
Chris Hayman has been an active member of the ACP Bulletin Board since 2010 and is currently the Diary and Events Coordinator for both the Bulletin and Website. Chris is a Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist working in independent practice providing therapeutic services for agencies and organisations working with Looked After Children. Before training as a Psychotherapist, Chris worked for over a decade in therapeutic community settings working with children and young people.
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Georgina Taylor, Social Networking and Bulletin Editor
Georgina works as a child psychotherapist at The Bridge Foundation in Bristol and in private practice. She recently completed doctoral research examining the impact of the CYP-IAPT outcome measures on child psychotherapy.
Prior to the clinical training, Georgina worked as a teacher, with most of her teaching career spent at The Mulberry Bush School in Oxfordshire, a residential therapeutic community for children aged 6-12 with severe emotional and behaviour difficulties. She has also worked in a PRU for young people aged 8 to 14, and originally trained as a secondary English teacher.
Jo Russell, Co-editor, Journal of Child Psychotherapy