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Trisha Sullivan

Trisha joined OXPIP as a trainee Parent-Infant Therapist in 2017. Since completing her Diploma she has worked for Dorpip as a Freelance therapist. She returned to OXPIP in September 2021.

Trisha has worked in the NHS for 35 years. She originally trained as an RGN, Midwife and Health Visitor. During her work as a Health Visitor she became interested in the emotional life of mothers and their babies. She worked in a Child Development centre in Southampton where she set up parent support groups for parents with children with special needs. She also worked individually with these parents. She provided supervision and staff support groups in this area. She worked as a Psychotherapist on the Dragonfly Team for children with life limiting illness . During this period in her career, she completed her MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Trisha worked with adults in primary care before returning to work with children and adolescents in CAMHS. During this time she completed the Psychoanalytic Observational Studies course at The Tavistock.

Trisha took an early retirement from the NHS to pursue her interest in working psychoanalytically.  She is passionate about helping parents to develop secure attachments to their children. She finds working as a Parent-Infant Psychotherapist immensely rewarding and is pleased to be back at OXPIP.

She is registered with BACP.

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