Meet the OXPIP Team

Helen Callaghan

CEO, Clinical Director

Helen has worked as a Parent Infant Psychotherapist for OXPIP since it's inception. She has worked extensively with the NHS providing training, consultation and development work to senior management.  She has also supervised both in the NHS and privately and has a Private Practice and Consultancy. She has been Clinical Director since March 2016 and recently assumed the role of CEO.

Joanna Chapman

Deputy Clinical Director

Jo originally joined OXPIP as a trainee parent-infant therapist in 2012, and is now the Deputy Clinical Director. This role involves leading on our Training. She previously trained as a clinical psychologist and has 10 years' experience of working in the NHS in child and adolescent mental health services and with children with special needs. She is an accredited practitioner and supervisor in video interaction guidance, and co-founder of the Monmouthshire-based charity, TASCS (Training in Autism Spectrum Conditions). 

Lizi Potter

Operations Manager

Lizi joined the team in September 2017 and has since then taken on various roles within OXPIP, including Office Manager and Training and Marketing Officer.  Lizi has a background in youth ministry, where she also had responsibilities for safeguarding and mentoring students. During her career she has many years of experience in project and events management, developing communications and has a Diploma in Counselling Skills. Since December 2019 Lizi has become OXPIP's Operations Manager which is a role in which she is looking forward to develop these and many new skills.

Sam Smith


Sam is our Administrator, who joined us in January 2020. Sam worked for the children's centres in the Cotswolds for nearly 10 years as the Data and Information Officer and as a Family Support Worker. Sam attended the OXPIP Practitioners course in 2016 and is now delighted to be working as part of the team.

Katie Bailey
Senior Parent-Infant Therapist

Katie trained as a Parent- Infant therapist with OXPIP in 2015 and has also worked for NorPIP since 2015. She became passionate about the importance of early intervention whist working with children and adults as a Specialist Occupational Therapist in mental health and observing links to early experiences. She is an accredited Video Interactive Guidance practitioner. She originally qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 1988 and worked in mental health for 30 years within the NHS (Adult and CAMHS) and independently. She has extensive experience both in individual, parent/child, group and family work. Katie completed her two-year Infant Observation studies with OXPIP (2015 – 2017). She previously completed a two-year Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling from Leicester University in 2003 and a one year Introductory Course in Group Analytic Psychotherapy 1993-1994. This included an analytic perspective of the models of Family Therapy. She has also worked as an O.T offering Sensory Attachment Intervention to adopted and fostered children and parents. She is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Jane Eustace

Senior Parent-Infant Therapist

Jane Eustace started working with mothers and babies in 1997 as a Family Worker in Reading. She went on to train as a Psychodynamic Practitioner (Counselling  and Psychotherapy) at Oxford University and was awarded an M.ST in 2002. Since then she has worked in the NHS, Private Practice and Education. She trained as a Parent-Infant Psychotherapist with OXPIP in 2014 and now works with mothers/fathers and babies in Oxford and Reading. Jane is a Senior Accredited Member and Supervisor of the BACP and is an Accredited, full member of APPCIOS. Jane is now the Parent-Infant Practitioner Lead.

Linda Manning

Senior Parent-Infant Therapist

Linda joined OXPIP as a trainee in January 2012 and is now an OXPIP parent-infant psychotherapist working with the Saplings project and as part of the open access service. Linda started out as a nurse midwife working for VSO and other charities in Papua New Guinea and Afghanistan. Returning to the UK, Linda worked in Public Health whilst studying for an MA on Social Policy. For the past 20 years Linda has also been involved in counselling and therapy which involved setting up East Oxford Women's Counselling Service. She has an Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy MA and works with children in care alongside working for OXPIP.

Jan Martin

Senior Parent-Infant Therapist

Jan Martin trained as a Parent-Infant therapist with OXPIP in 2013 and has remained part of the team since that time. Jan worked for many years as a Midwife in the NHS, specialising in the care of vulnerable mothers experiencing emotional difficulty.  Driven by a wish to gain a deeper understanding of her client group, Jan went on to train as a psychodynamic counsellor, gaining a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling from Reading University in 2010.  Jan then undertook an Infant Observation with Wessex British Association of Psychotherapists in 2012 prior to embarking upon her Parent-infant therapist training with OXPIP. Jan, along with Jane Eustace, set up our Parent-Infant service in Reading in 2014. Jan is an accredited Video Interaction Guidance practitioner and is a registered member of the BACP.

Catherine O'Keefe

Senior Parent-Infant Therapist

Catherine O'Keefe trained as a parent Infant therapist with OXPIP in 2013 and has been working with them since then.  Catherine originally trained as an art therapist and has had a career spanning nearly 20 years working with different client groups across the life span both within the NHS and in the voluntary sector.  She has extensive experience of working with adults with mental health problems.   More recent years have been spent focused on children and adolescents.  She has established and developed art therapy provision for vulnerable children and adolescents both in the UK and in Uganda.  At OXPIP, part of Catherine's work has been to provide parent infant psychotherapy for military families.  

Joanna Tucker

Consultant Parent-Infant Therapist

Joanna became passionate about the value of early intervention with families in difficulty whilst practising as a social worker in the field of child abuse and neglect. She went on to train as an adult psychotherapist with the West Midlands Institute of Psychotherapy. Her desire to work in a preventative capacity led to her joining OXPIP. She has had a variety of roles in the organisation since 1999 : as a parent-infant psychotherapist, supervisor, trainer, Clinical Director and now as a Consultant. She is a qualified Guider and Supervisor in Video Interaction Guidance. She leads workshops, and lectures on issues connected with infancy, attachment theory, and parent-infant psychotherapy. She has taught on several therapeutic and academic trainings, and has had a number of articles about clinical work in the perinatal period published.

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