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Dr Roger WilloughbyDr Roger Willoughby trained as Clinical and Counselling Psychologist and now works primarily in private practice in Kent and London. Previously, in addition to ongoing private practice, he worked for ten years in the NHS. He is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Kent and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Essex. He is an Associate Editor of The Psychologist and has published a book as well as papers in a number of professional journals. He holds a BA Hons in Mental and Moral Science (Dublin), an MA in Child Psychology (Nottingham), a PhD in Psychoanalytic Studies (Kent), a Diploma in Clinical Psychology (BPS), and a Statement of Equivalence in Counselling Psychology (BPS).


1987: Trinity College, Dublin
BA Honours in Mental and Moral Science
1988: St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth
Certificate in Counselling Skills
1990: University of Nottingham
MA Child Psychology (Developmental)
1993: British Psychological Society
Diploma in Clinical Psychology
1995: Institute of Group Analysis, London
Introductory General Course in Group Work
1997: British Psychological Society
 Statement of Equivalence in Counselling Psychology
2003: University of Kent
PhD in Psychoanalytic Studies in the Humanities
2005: Middlesex University Business School, London
Postgraduate Diploma in Law (CPE)


1994-date: Psychologist in private practice
1999-date: Centre for the Study of Psychotherapy, University of Kent
Visiting Lecturer in Psychotherapy Studies
2001-date: The Psychologist
Associate Editor
2003-date: Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex
Visiting Fellow


1995-2003: East Kent Community NHS Trust
Specialist Clinical Psychologist in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
1994-2000: Ashford Counselling Service
Member of the Board of Trustees
1993-1995: South Kent Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Clinical Psychologist in Adult Mental Health
1990-1993: South East Thames Regional Health Authority
Clinical Psychologist in Training
1989: Nottingham Counselling Centre
Adult Counsellor


These include PTSD; mood and anxiety disorders; personality disorders; development of psychoanalytic thought; lifespan developmental psychology and in particular child and adolescent development; concepts of cure and change; links between psychological sciences, law, culture and the humanities.

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