This collection of written pieces plots the work of an NHS psychotherapist, Jonathan Pedder, turning the science of psychiatry into human encounters. He had a career teaching and inspiring colleagues and students with psychoanalytic ways of thinking, encouraging and supporting them in the challenges of contemporary psychiatry. In his work he made the world of psychoanalysis accessible to non-analysts, and this book augments the textbook on psychotherapy which Pedder wrote with Dennis Brown. Pedder was a quiet visionary influential in offering a pathway for mental health workers from many disciplines to find their way to the psychoanalytic ideas that illuminate their patients/clients.'- Professor R. D. Hinshelwood, Author of Clinical Klein and Dictionary of Kleinian Thought
Jonathan Pedder was one of the founders of the Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (APP), set up originally in 1981, initially to cement psychoanalytic psychotherapy into the training of psychiatrists, and then later the establishment of psychoanalytic psychotherapy more generally in the National Health Service. Dr Gary Winship is a UKCP registered psychoanalytic psychotherapist, Associate Professor at the School of Education in Nottingham, and MA course leader in Trauma Studies. He is Senior Fellow of the Institute of Mental Health, Nottingham University, and visiting lecturer at UCL, University of Greenwich, UEL, and Goldsmiths. He is also senior adult psychotherapist at the Berkshire NHS Trust, Broadmoor & Maudsley Hospitals, and has published over ninety clinical papers and six books.