Christopher Hayman is an Independent Child & Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and Organisational Development Consultant. He has over 20 years of experience working therapeutically across a number of settings.
Alison Roy - Director
Alison Roy (Director) is a Psychotherapist, Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist previously in the NHS, she is also an author, a specialist consultant and trainer. She has over 25 years experience of working with mental health and believes that understanding the child within can provide insights to her work with people and organisations..
Sadie Visick is an AoEC Accredited Associate Executive Coach with over 20 years’ senior leadership experience in a broad range of commercial and not-for-profit organisations. She is passionate about creating a work environment and culture which inspire people to give their best.
Marcus Page is an experienced group analyst who offers psychodynamic psychotherapy to couples and individuals. He now works exclusively in private practice offering psychotherapy consultations and medium and long term therapy.
Alison Roy (Director) is an experienced and registered Psychotherapist, Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist, author, specialist consultant and trainer. She believes that understanding the child within can provide additional insights to her work with adults and organisations. Her experience has taught her to understand how important our communications are and how they can enhance or inhibit our relationships in every aspect of our lives.
She has worked as a psychotherapist and counsellor for over 25 years both in the NHS and in independent practice or in community settings and she encourages those she works with to be more curious about themselves and their relationships both personally and professionally. She is invested in helping others to build more healthy relationships through meaningful conversations and enabling people to be more resilient, creative and resourceful.
In her work with individuals, couples, families and groups she focuses on the deep significance of early attachments and the impact of trauma and loss on the personality. As the co-founder and previously the Clinical Lead for the CAMHS and East Sussex specialist adoption service – AdCAMHS, she has learned much from those who have experienced significant losses, shocks and challenges in their lives and just how complicated life can be. She has also written a book about adoption, a chapter about education through the arts and contributes regularly to press and main-stream media.
Previously she was the director of communications for the Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP) and the Bulletin magazine Editor. Before training as a psychotherapist, she edited and produced a youth magazine and went on to found a community arts project called Generation Arts Project (GAP) harnessing the creative potential of challenging and vulnerable young people not in education or employment. Her further training and includes EMDR part 1,2 & 3 and the Diploma in Reflective Practice in Organisations with the Institute of Group Analysis.
In addition to her clinical work she provides bespoke training programmes, workshops and reflective practice groups for community and corporate organisations.
Sadie Visick has spent most of her working life helping people and organisations fulfil their potential.
She has been a board director of a plc, an executive director of a national charity, and chaired the board of a global education business. She has experience of working in a range of sectors including media, creative agency, housing, legal services, outsourcing and education. In her senior leadership roles, Sadie has doubled market share and profitability, turned around failing organisations, managed the integration of complex corporate acquisitions, and led a joint venture start-up. Before setting up her own consultancy, coaching and mentoring business, she was Managing Director of international British curriculum exam board, OxfordAQA. She was previously a member of the Executive Board at AQA, and has a background in strategy, marketing and communications in high profile not-for-profit and private sector organisations.
Sadie is passionate about creating a work environment and culture which inspire people to give of their best and enable effective collaboration, and in recent years she has increasingly focused on organisational and leadership development, mentoring and coaching. In 2012, she established Unlocking Potential, a national mentoring programme for disadvantaged students delivered by the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust and supported by AQA volunteers.
She also has a particular interest in promoting gender equality, valuing diversity and enabling women to progress into senior roles, and established AQA’s Empowering Women programme in 2015. She is an AoEC Accredited Associate Executive Coach, a member of the International Coaching Federation and a Certified Fierce Conversations Facilitator. She has been a Leadership Development Facilitator for the Windsor Leadership Trust since 2012.
Christopher Hayman is an Independent Child & Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and Organisational Development Consultant.
He has over 20 years of experience working therapeutically across a number of settings including, therapeutic communities and residential care environments, specialist child & adolescent mental health services, therapeutic fostering agencies and in private practice.
Christopher provides a range of services, including: specialist psychotherapy assessment, treatment & consultation services, clinical supervision, leadership coaching, team development and a range of other interventions, subject to the needs of the people and organisations he is working with. In addition to his core psychoanalytic training, Christopher has undertaken further trainings over the years in Mindfulness, EMDR, Brainspotting and Systemic Leadership and Consulting Practice.
Marcus Page is an experienced group analyst who offers psychodynamic psychotherapy to couples and individuals. His senior role in the NHS has enabled him to witness how individuals benefit from having their unique experience of life attended to closely and their strengths recognised along with their vulnerabilities. He has learnt how the effectiveness of any form of therapy is derived primarily from the trust in the psychotherapy relationship in which focussed challenge accompanies accuracy of empathy.
Change in old patterns of thinking and behaviour can be immensely difficult to achieve and maintain but a group analyst gives particular attention to forces outside the individual which resist the desired change as well as how a person’s role in their family of origin (their ‘original group’) may have become a pattern for later relationships.
The group analytic perspective is one which is informed by a wide range of theory about human relationships and distress and Marcus seeks to attend to both the social and cultural factors that shape our self view and relationship with others as well as attachment styles, emotional regulation and childhood adversity. The significance of these latter elements has highlighted by modern neuroscientific understandings. Marcus’ long career as a psychotherapist was preceded by 15 years as a specialist social worker dealing with children and families so he has particular insight and empathy for developmental factors that have shaped the person we become.