Click on the links below to find out more about

  • how the mind develops in relation to people around us
  • how symptoms express what we’ve been through, not who we are
  • how psychotherapy can help when things have gone wrong, and
  • how psychoanalytic ideas apply in the everyday world


Being Taken In: The Framing Relationship
How insights from neuroscience, psychoanalysis and child development research can be integrated and applied in clinical practice


The framing relationship: the scientific rationale for psychoanalytic psychotherapy
A summary of some of the ideas in my book Being taken in: the framing relationship


Looking after children: thinking in the network about behaviour as communication


Taking the hate – neurobiological and metaphorical representation


The Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy by Jonathan Shedler, University of Colorado
For an everyday version, read Getting To Know Me


Mirroring People: The Science of Empathy and How We Connect with Others
A book by the leading researcher Marco Iacoboni on the crucial and fascinating role of empathy


Review of Anne Alvarez’s important book on the work of psychotherapy: The Thinking Heart