board of trustees
The British Psychotherapy Foundation is a registered charity (number 1150806) and as an such is governed by the Board of Trustees.
Members of the board are appointed to set the policies of the organisation, and appoint senior management personnel. Under the doctrine of collective responsibility, the entire board is liable for the financial and other consequences of the organisation's activities.
Following a science degree and work with Voluntary Service Overseas, Jean trained and worked as a social worker. This included working in adult psychiatry in a London teaching hospital. During this time, she completed her psychotherapy training in the Jungian section of the former BAP (now bpf). She then moved into social services management, as an area manager in two areas in SE London before moving to Oxford. Her final post was Assistant Director for Adult Services for Oxfordshire County Council. In parallel, she has maintained a small psychotherapy practice and has undertaken a variety of roles in BAP/bpf as well as in the voluntary sector.
Mary Pat Campbell
Mary Pat Campbell trained and worked as an art and design lecturer in Dublin, where she was born and brought up. After a period of working in The Hague, she moved to London in the late 80s to train as a psychotherapist. Starting with an integrative training, she then moved on to do her psychoanalytic psychotherapy training at the LCP. She has now worked for 20 years in the NHS in NW London, first as an Art Therapist in elderly care wards, and then as a psychotherapist with patients and their families in a Neurological rehabilitation unit. She currently works in private practice, and is a staff psychotherapist and clinical supervisor at the CPU in Kentish Town. She is married with a daughter, step-son and step-grandson.
Since the bpf merger six years ago, Mary Pat has worked on the Art Committee, the New Reflections magazine committee and as a PPA executive committee member. She has recently joined the board as PPA executive chair and bpf trustee.
Stewart Cowley holds a D.Phil from Oxford University in physics. In 1987 he switched to finance, training on Wall Street. Since then, he has led investment departments in some of the world’s leading institutions and been a member of their executive boards. He has been a regular contributor to the BBC’s ‘Newsnight’, World Service and ‘Today’ programs as well as SKY. He has written columns for ‘The New Statesman”, “The Sunday Telegraph” and many more publications. Since leaving the City in 2015, Stewart has published four books and provided consulting services to a number of asset management groups. Stewart is active in the “Speakers for Schools” program, providing inspirational speeches to pupils who may be the first generation within their family to attend university
Stewart’s interest and sympathies with the goals of the bpf come through his wife, who trained at the institute. He hopes he can bring some of his commercial, investment and executive experience to the Board of Trustees.
Eleanor qualified in 2019 with bpf after completing her training as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist with the LCP. Eleanor's professional background is in higher education where she has worked in a variety of roles and is currently Head of Student Services at Birkbeck, University of London. She is passionate about education and lifelong learning, describing herself as an eternal student - having studied literature, journalism and career counselling before psychoanalysis. Eleanor has a small private practice and is involved with the bpf South London group.
Coming from a background in teaching, Robin completed the PPA training in 2018. During this time he undertook a placement at the Gordon Hospital, where he worked both individually and co-ran a group with another psychotherapist. Together they co-authored two published papers addressing the dynamics of the group within the larger organisation of the NHS. He currently works in universities supporting students as a Specialist Mentor in mental health, whilst also maintaining a small psychotherapy practice. He is an active member of the bpf and part of the Audience with Authors committee which organises public talks and events, including the Annual Lecture.
Hester Solomon is currently Chair of the BJAA Executive Committee. Qualifying in 1979, she is now Training Analyst / Supervisor for the Jungian Analytic Training Committee and a Fellow of the organisation. She has served as the Chair of the Jungian Analytic Training Committee, as the first Jungian Chair of the BAP Council, and as past Chair of the BAP Ethics Committee. She has published and lectured widely in the UK and abroad.
Hester has gone from representing the BAP on the International Jungian Association (IAAP) Executive Board for two terms, to acting as Vice President, President Elect, and President of the IAAP. This was a time of great expansion of the IAAP into various Eastern European countries, Russia, China, and Latin America, during which Hester worked to hone the internal governance, ethics and financial structures in the context of a rapidly developing organisation.
Hester’s current interest is to continue to help develop the BJAA governance structures within the bpf, and to enhance its profile as one of the major Jungian training societies in the UK.
Ferelyth worked as a youth worker and teacher, and then studied comparative education and development intending to go into a career in International Development. She worked as a peripatetic specialist teacher for children with emotional and behavioural difficulties and also ran a centre for highly disadvantaged and vulnerable adolescents. Her interest took her to Birkbeck’s Student Counselling course, now its MSc, and from there to the Child Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training course at the former BAP. She has held posts in CAMHS in Uxbridge and Tower Hamlets. Her current Consultant post is in Haringey CAMHS where she is also Clinical Lead. She also works as a psychotherapist at the Baobab Centre for Young Survivors in Exile. These roles bring together her interest in culture, diversity, trauma,
resilience and clinical management. She is currently Chair of the IPCAPA Executive and has had various roles in other voluntary sector organisations.