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Deirdre Dowling

Deirdre Dowling is a child, adolescent and adult psychoanalytic psychotherapist trained at the British Psychotherapy Foundation (BPF). She worked for many years as Head Child Psychotherapist at the Cassel Hospital, an NHS inpatient psychotherapeutic hospital, before becoming Curriculum Lead at the Independent Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy training at BPF. She set up the Lantern Family Centre in Bookham, Surrey with a colleague, providing a private therapeutic service for children and families, and training for professionals. She has a particular interest in parent-infant psychotherapy, working with families with complex needs, and teaching and consulting to other professions interested in applying psychoanalytic ideas to their work with families.