Nicola Abel-Hirsch

I never realized before I tried that you don’t just write a book – you have to make it as well.
(Bion CWB Vol. II, p. 197)
The making of books by Phoenix Press is unusually well done.

Nicola Abel-Hirsch is a training analyst of the British Psychoanalytical Society, and works in full-time psychoanalytical practice. She has given theoretical and clinical papers on Bion in the UK; Taiwan (annually 2005–2012); the USA; and Europe. From 2013 to 2015 she was the visiting professor at the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex. She is the author of Bion: 365 Quotes (2019), and editor of Hanna Segal’s last book Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (2007). Under the auspices of Understanding Primitive Mental States NYC, she chairs an ongoing series of seminars on Bion’s later lectures, seminars and supervisions.

Salman Akhtar

Who wouldn’t want to see their work brought out by a publishing house that is editorially intelligent, aesthetically sophisticated, and marketing-wise smart?

Salman Akhtar, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry at Jefferson Medical College and a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. He has served on the editorial boards of The International Journal of Psychoanalysis, the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, and the Psychoanalytic Quarterly. His nearly 400 publications include over 100 books, of which the following 22 are solo-authored: Broken Structures (1992), Quest for Answers (1995), Inner Torment (1999), Immigration and Identity (1999), New Clinical Realms (2003), Objects of Our Desire (2005), Regarding Others (2007), Turning Points in Dynamic Psychotherapy (2009), The Damaged Core (2009), Comprehensive Dictionary of Psychoanalysis (2009), Immigration and Acculturation (2011), Matters of Life and Death (2011), The Book of Emotions (2012), Psychoanalytic Listening (2013), Good Stuff (2013), Sources of Suffering (2014), No Holds Barred (2016), A Web of Sorrow (2017), Mind, Culture, and Global Unrest (2018), Silent Virtues (2019), Tales of Transformation (2021), and In Leaps and Bounds (2022).

Dr Akhtar has delivered many prestigious invited lectures including a Plenary Address at the 2nd International Congress of the International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders in Oslo, Norway (1991), an Invited Plenary Paper at the 2nd International Margaret S. Mahler Symposium in Cologne, Germany (1993), an Invited Plenary Paper at the Rencontre Franco-Americaine de Psychanalyse meeting in Paris, France (1994), a Keynote Address at the 43rd IPA Congress in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2005), the Plenary Address at the 150th Freud Birthday Celebration sponsored by the Dutch Psychoanalytic Society and the Embassy of Austria in Leiden, Holland (2006), and the Inaugural Address at the first IPA-Asia Congress in Beijing, China (2010).

Dr Akhtar is the recipient of numerous awards including the American Psychoanalytic Association’s Edith Sabshin Award (2000), Columbia University’s Robert Liebert Award for Distinguished Contributions to Applied Psychoanalysis (2004), the American Psychiatric Association’s Kun Po Soo Award (2004) and Irma Bland Award for being the Outstanding Teacher of Psychiatric Residents in the country (2005). He received the highly prestigious Sigourney Award (2012) for distinguished contributions to psychoanalysis. In 2103, he gave the Commencement Address at graduation ceremonies of the Smith College School of Social Work in Northampton, MA.

Dr Akhtar’s books have been translated into many languages, including German, Italian, Korean, Persian, Romanian, Serbian, Spanish, and Turkish. A true Renaissance man, Dr Akhtar has served as the Film Review Editor for The International Journal of Psychoanalysis, and is currently serving as the Book Review Editor for the International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies. He has published 9 collections of poetry and serves as a Scholar-in-Residence at the Inter-Act Theatre Company in Philadelphia.

Aileen Alleyne

Dr Aileen Alleyne is a UKCP registered psychodynamic psychotherapist, clinical supervisor and organisational consultant in private practice. She is a visiting lecturer at training institutions and a consultant on race and cultural diversity in organisations, such as the NHS, Social Services, Education, and the Police Services. Her clinical research examining black workers’ experiences in three UK statutory bodies, namely, the NHS, Education and Social Services, makes a significant contribution to the discourse on racism as a living trauma. Highlighting the concept of ‘the internal oppressor’, her work offers ways of deepening understanding of black psychological reactions to the wounding impact of racism. Aileen is the author of several book chapters and journal papers exploring themes on black/white dynamics, shame and identity wounding, and working with issues of Difference and Diversity in the workplace.

Roger Amos

Phoenix Publishing House were very encouraging from the initial contact I had with them, prepared to take an interest in a first-time author with little experience of the publishing world outside the confines of scientific papers. They have remained supportive and creative in devising ways to bring the project to completion.

Roger Amos, MA Cantab, MD, FRCPath, is a retired doctor, a haematologist, who spent his working life in east London but now lives in Edinburgh. He has a longstanding interest in portraiture, both as an artist himself and as a subject. His wife is a psychoanalyst and he has lived on the fringes of the analytic world for many years. He was initially asked by the Melanie Klein Trust to write a piece about Melanie Klein and the sculptor Oscar Nemon for the Trust website but this rapidly expanded into a comprehensive review of all the attempts by photographers, painters, and sculptors to portray this elusive woman, whose attitude to this particular art form was deeply ambivalent. He has a professional interest in genetic disease, particularly sickle cell disease, but is also interested in ethical issues as they affect medicine and psychoanalysis.

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Daniel Anderson


I chose Phoenix Publishing House because it was recommended to me by an established and highly regarded publisher that has changed its remit. I have experienced Phoenix’s independence in the field of psychotherapy as personable, expert, and timely.

Dr Daniel Anderson is a consultant psychiatrist, group analyst, and medical psychodynamic psychotherapist. He works part-time at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in the psycho-oncology service, and part-time in private practice in Manchester and Chester. He initially specialised into old age psychiatry before moving into consultation-liaison psychiatry. He is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the Institute of Group Analysis, the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy, and the British Psychoanalytic Council. His areas of research interests include mental health in relation to sexuality and gender; the mental health of clinicians; the training of doctors and psychotherapists; and the use of psychological therapies in old age and liaison psychiatry. He has held substantive and honorary academic positions at the University of Central Lancashire, Bangor University, and the Institute of Mental Health (University of Nottingham). He was the medical director of The Retreat independent mental health hospital in York for three years until 2016.

Christopher Arnold

Dr Christopher Arnold is the Principal Psychologist at Psychological Services GB Limited. He is an academic and professional tutor at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and is on the editorial board of the BPS’ Debate periodical for educational psychologists. Christopher has also been an educational advisor to the European Union. He has authored and edited numerous books, papers and conference presentations.

Charles Ashbach

We chose Phoenix Publishing House because we knew from Kate Pearce’s and Fernando Marques’ work at Karnac that we and our manuscript would be in good hands.

Charles Ashbach, PhD, obtained his bachelor of science degree from Saint Joseph’s University. He obtained his master’s and doctoral degrees from Temple University and completed a postdoctoral training from the Washington School of Psychiatry. For over 35 years, Dr Ashbach has been on a psychotherapy journey spanning a wide spectrum of theoretical orientations, leading him ever deeper into the study, treatment, and mysteries of the mind.

Dr Ashbach is co-author of the book Object Relations, the Self and the Group, a study of group dynamics in light of internal objects and narcissism. He is the author of numerous articles and publications.

He is chair of the Philadelphia chapter of the International Psychotherapy Institute (IPI) and founding faculty member of the national IPI system.

He has been active in teaching and training therapists throughout the United States and Europe for many years and has sought to bring a more dynamic, creative and imaginative approach to the difficulties involved in becoming an alive co-traveller in the therapeutic enterprise.

Ferhat Atik

Phoenix is a highly dynamic publishing house that follows the adventure of the book to the end. The experienced management team is the best of the best. Phoenix is a successful, selective publishing house with an elite portfolio. Therefore, I am proud to work with Phoenix – even in pre-press work, Phoenix has shown punctuality and speed. I feel safe with Phoenix.

Ferhat Atik is a Turkish Cypriot writer, scriptwriter, and director. Having lectured on economics, media, literature, and cinema at doctorate level and having published articles in newspapers and journals, Ferhat Atik then became a producer and TV and radio host. He has published many articles, several novels, and various film scripts.

Silk Road, Autumn, Toy Car, Double Port, When There is Still Time, Kingdom of Lambousa, and After Tomorrow are among his published works. Ferhat Atik has directed and written screenplays for short films which have appeared in international film festivals, particularly in Italy, India, and the Far East. His full-length feature film, The Key, based on his own novel Autumn, premiered at the 48th International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival and was then shown at the 31st Istanbul Film Festival in 2012. Ferhat Atik teaches creative writing and screenwriting at Girne American University and he is the owner of the Golden Pen award of Turkey, 2018.

Anna Blundy

Anna Blundy is co-founder of The Mind Field,, offering video therapy to journalists and aid workers all over the world. She sees patients via video from her home in rural Italy. She is the author of seven novels (published variously by Random House, Hodder Headline and Little Brown) as well as a memoir, Every Time We Say Goodbye (Random House), about her war correspondent father, killed in El Salvador when she was nineteen. Anna studied Russian at Oxford University and was Moscow correspondent for The Times in the late 1990s after four years as weekly columnist for The Times Saturday magazine. She retrained as a psychotherapist in her late thirties and wrote the monthly ‘Life of the Mind’ column for Prospect Magazine about the experience of training. Anna is now working on a novel about simultaneous interpretation, identity, and Russia.

Christopher Bollas


Phoenix is a publishing house for writers … an increasingly rare reality in our times.

Christopher Bollas is a psychoanalyst and Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society and the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies.

Stefano Bolognini


Stefano Bolognini is a psychiatrist and a training and supervising analyst of the Italian Psychoanalytic Society (SPI). He is former President of the SPI and past President of the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA), after having been IPA board representative for two mandates and member and chair of several IPA committees. He is a former member of the European editorial board of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis and of the European Psychoanalytical Federation (EPF) theoretical working party. He is also honorary member of the New York Contemporary Freudian Society (CFS), the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies (LAISPS), and the Florence Psychoanalytic Center (CPF), and a member of the advisory board of the International Psychoanalytic University of Berlin (IPU). He was the founder of the IPA Inter-Regional Encyclopedic Dictionary of Psychoanalysis (IRED) and former chair. He has published over 280 psychoanalytic papers and eight books, including Vital Flows between the Self and Non-Self: The Interpsychic (Routledge, 2022), which won the 2023 Gradiva Award. Dr Bolognini lives and works in Bologna, Italy.

Matthew H. Bowker


While Phoenix is, in one sense, a ‘new’ press, its editorial leadership, its core values, and its audiences represent the best of a long-standing tradition of excellence in psychoanalytic publishing.

Matthew H. Bowker, Ph.D., was educated at Columbia University, Institut d’études politiques, and the University of Maryland, College Park. He is the author of over fifteen books and several dozen journal articles and chapters on psychopolitical theory. He is currently Clinical Assistant Professor in the Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Program at The State University of New York (SUNY).

For more information, visit his website.

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Kate Brown


Publishing with Phoenix was a very obvious choice as Phoenix is possibly the leading independent publishing house in the area of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy and offers a great service to its writers.

Kate Brown is a Bowlby Centre trained, UKCP-registered, attachment-based psychoanalytic psychotherapist who started her career in therapeutic communities working with adults with a variety of mental health difficulties, and with adolescents individually and in groups. She has worked with young mothers and in mainstream community psychiatric services with patients’ families. She has also provided time-limited therapy with former servicemen who had experienced complex trauma. She has taught at the Bowlby Centre and has also delivered freelance training. Kate completed an MSc in psychotherapeutic approaches in mental health in 2012. Kate is a former member of the Attachment journal group, former chair of the clinical forum at the Bowlby Centre, and PhD candidate at Middlesex University’s Centre for Psychoanalysis. Kate is also on the executive committee of the International Attachment Network (UK). Kate is in private practice in Bournemouth.

Kate’s forthcoming book for Phoenix – Love in the Wilderness – is due out in 2024. Further details will follow nearer the time.

Listen here to Kate in conversation with Andy Farnell in “Mental health, technology and coronavirus | The Good Stuff, Episode 1”.

Halina Brunning


We chose Phoenix Publishing first, because they publish books within the psychoanalytic tradition and second, being small in size they are able to build strong relationships with their authors, which makes them more responsive to author’s queries and concerns, enables the authors to have a more personal relationship with them, and is supportive of their future work.

Halina Brunning is a chartered clinical psychologist, freelance organisational consultant, and accredited executive coach. She has published extensively on clinical and organisational issues, and edited several books for Karnac, including Executive Coaching: Systems-Psychodynamic Perspective (2006), translated into Italian in 2009. Between 2010 and 2014 she conceived of and edited a trilogy of books, which analyses the contemporary world through a psychoanalytic lens: “Psychoanalytic Perspectives on a Turbulent World”.

Michael B. Buchholz


A publisher who cares – interested in topics, creative in outfit, sensitive to detail, aware of content.

Michael B. Buchholz is professor of social psychology at International Psychoanalytic University (IPU), Berlin (Germany). He is a psychologist and social scientist and a fully trained psychoanalyst. He is head of the doctorate programme at IPU and chair of the social psychology department. He has published more than twenty books and more than 350 scientific papers on topics like analysis of therapeutic metaphors and therapeutic conversation, including supervisory process, and he has contributed to psychoanalytic treatment technique, theory, and history. He has conducted conversation analysis studies on group therapy with sexual offenders, about therapeutic “contact scenarios” and on therapeutic empathy. His actual interests are the study of therapeutic talk-in-interaction using conversation analysis. Together with Anssi Peräkylä (Helsinki) he is editing a “Frontiers in psychology” research topic “Talking and Cure – What’s really going on in psychotherapy”.

Roz Carroll

Roz Carroll is a relational body psychotherapist and supervisor. She teaches on the MA in Integrative Psychotherapy at The Minster Centre and has been a regular speaker for Confer for twenty years. She is committed to interdisciplinary dialogue. She is the author of numerous articles and chapters on subjects from working with the body in psychotherapy, to intersubjectivity, collective trauma, culture, and the mediating value of creative process.

Ann Casement


I had given a keynote presentation on the Phoenix at Yokohama a couple of years ago. That, combined with a trusted colleague’s highly favourable recommendation of Kate and Fernando, was all I needed to convince me to accept the kind offer to publish with them.

Ann Casement, LP, is an honorary professor at the Oriental Academy for Analytical Psychology; senior member of the British Jungian Analytic Association; associate member of the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association (New York); New York State licensed psychoanalyst; member of the British Psychoanalytic Council; member of the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis (New York); member of the British Psychological Society; founder member of the International Neuropsychoanalysis Association; and patron of the Freud Museum in London. She worked for several years in psychiatry from the late 1970s; chaired the UK Council for Psychotherapy (1997–2001); served on the Executive Committee of the International Association for Analytical Psychology (2001–2007), and the IAAP Ethics Committee (2007–2016), becoming its chair in 2010. For two years from 1999 she conducted research working with Lord Alderdice and other stakeholders in the profession on a Private Member’s Bill in the House of Lords on the statutory regulation of the psychotherapy/psychoanalytic profession. She has been teaching and lecturing in China, starting in 2015 at the initial invitation of Professor Heyong Shen.

She has lectured and taught in many countries around the world, including the UK, China, Japan, Russia, USA, Canada, Israel, Lithuania, Switzerland, South Africa, Brazil, Mexico, and in several countries in Europe. She contributes to The Economist, and to psychoanalytic journals worldwide, being on the editorial board of some. She served on the Gradiva Awards Committee (New York) in 2013; gave the Fay Lecture in Texas in 2019; is a fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute; a fellow of The Royal Society of Medicine; and was a member of the Council of the Metropolitan Opera in New York. She has produced many articles, reviews, and several chapters for books. Her published and forthcoming books are: Post-Jungians Today (Routledge, 1998), Carl Gustav Jung (Sage, 2001), Who Owns Psychoanalysis? (Karnac, 2004) nominated for the 2005 Gradiva Award, The Idea of the Numinous (Routledge, 2006) with David Tacey, Who Owns Jung? (Karnac, 2007), Thresholds and Pathways Between Jung and Lacan (Routledge, 2021) and Integrating Shadow: Authentic Being in the World (in press, Texas A&M.)

Listen to Ann Casement in conversation with Laura London on the ‘Speaking of Jung’ podcast.

Michaela Chamberlain


Phoenix was an obvious choice for me to go to as a new writer seeking a strongly respected publishing house that is not afraid to embrace different opinions and is progressive in its outlook. As this is my first book I am incredibly grateful for their warmth and encouragement in promoting fresh thinking that challenges the status quo.

Michaela Chamberlain trained at The Bowlby Centre and also studied in the Psychoanalytic Unit at UCL. Shortly after qualifying at The Bowlby Centre in 2016, she started teaching Freud and attachment theory and became CEO of The Bowlby Centre. She worked as an honorary psychotherapist in two NHS Trusts for several years. She has presented clinical papers at public forums and has been published in the journal Attachment: New Directions in Psychotherapy and Relational Psychoanalysis. She is currently carrying out a doctoral research project on a psychoanalytic reading of gendered blood in live art and psychoanalytic writing at Roehampton University.

She works in private practice as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and is a supervisor and training therapist.

Prophecy Coles

Prophecy Coles trained as a psychotherapist at the Lincoln Clinic but is now retired. She has always been interested in writing about people on the margin of interest to the psychoanalytic world, including siblings, The Importance of Sibling Relationships in Psychoanalysis (2003), forgotten ancestors, The Uninvited Guest from the Unremembered Past (2011), wet nurses and nannies, The Shadow of the Second Mother (2015), stepfamilies, Psychoanalytic and Psychotherapeutic Perspectives on Stepfamilies and Stepparenting (2018), and the illegitimate child, Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Illegitimacy, Adoption and Reproductive Technology (2021). Now she has written on the forgotten child psychoanalyst, Hermine Hug-Hellmuth, whose life was overshadowed by the hidden secret of her illegitimately born sister who had an illegitimate child, Hermine’s nephew. Hermine was the first Viennese child psychoanalyst and much admired by Freud. Her tragic end, when she was murdered by her illegitimately born nephew in 1924, has meant she has been ignored by historians of psychoanalysis until MacLean and Rappen (1991) translated much of her work and wrote a short biography of her.

Nina Coltart

Nina Coltart was born in London in 1927 and passed away in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire in 1997. She read Modern Languages at Somerville College, Oxford, but went on to train as a doctor, qualifying in 1957 at St Bartholomew’s Hospital. After qualification, she worked as a psychiatrist but found more interest in her patients’ emotions and experiences than medical conditions. Thus, in 1961, she set up in private practice as a psychotherapist, concurrently training as a psychoanalyst with the British Psychoanalytical Society. She qualified in 1964 as an associate member, became a full member in 1969, and a training analyst in the Independent Group in 1971.

She was an active member of the international psychoanalytic community, teaching and lecturing and also helping to administer various psychotherapy trainings, but she also extended the influence of analytic ideas outside that world. She taught extensively for the British Society on a series of courses, especially those concerned with questions of assessment and analysability. She built up an extensive consultation and referral service, concentrating on diagnosis and assessment for analytical therapy and for psychoanalysis. From 1972 to 1982, she was Director of the London Clinic, which interviews and assesses potential training cases for students of the British Society. She was Vice-President of the British Society and Chairman of its Board and Council from 1984 to 1987. She retired in 1994.

She published a few papers in psychotherapy journals and three books: Slouching Towards Bethlehem… And Further Psychoanalytic Explorations (1992), How to Survive as a Psychotherapist (1993), and The Baby and the Bathwater (1996). All three books are reissued by Phoenix.

Tamsin Cottis

Tamsin Cottis is a child psychotherapist and co-founder of Respond, the UK’s leading agency for psychotherapy and counselling for people with learning disabilities. She works in primary schools and in private practice, supporting children and young people with diverse needs.

Coline Covington


The birth of Phoenix can only be celebrated as it resurrects the editorial engagement and personal care that has largely disappeared from academic publishing houses.

Coline Covington, PhD, BPC received her BA in Political Philosophy from Princeton and then moved to the UK where she received her Diploma in Criminology from Cambridge and her PhD in Sociology from LSE. She worked for nearly ten years as a consultant with criminal justice agencies throughout England and set up the first UK mediation project between victims and juvenile offenders with the Metropolitan Police in London.

Coline is a Training Analyst of the Society of Analytical Psychology and the British Psychotherapy Foundation and former Chair of the British Psychoanalytic Council. She is a Fellow of International Dialogue Initiative (IDI), a think tank formed by Professor Vamık Volkan, Lord Alderdice, and Dr Robi Friedman to apply psychoanalytic concepts in resolving political conflict.

From 2011 to 2013, Coline was Visiting Research Fellow in International Politics and Development at the Open University and Senior Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC.

Coline’s publications include Terrorism and War: Unconscious Dynamics of Political Violence (Karnac, 2002), Shrinking the News: Headline Stories on the Couch (Karnac, 2014), Sabina Spielrein: Forgotten Pioneer of Psychoanalysis (2nd edition, Routledge, 2015), and Everyday Evils: A Psychoanalytic View of Evil and Morality (Routledge, 2017).

Jane C. Czyzselska

Jane C. Czyzselska (they/she) is a relational integrative psychotherapist and counsellor in private practice. They are also a journalist, a writer, and a trustee of The Relational School.

Brian Davis

Dr Brian Davis is currently the Director for Child, Community and Educational Psychology Professional training at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. He has a particular interest in supporting organisational level responses to challenge and change. His research interests include the development of quality Educational Psychology practice and continuing professional development; professional training; the promotion of positive outcomes for children and young people; and the building of resilience in the community through strategic and multi-agency working.

Pierre Delion

Pierre Delion is Professor Emeritus of child psychiatry at the University of Lille, former chief of the Lille UHC Child Psychiatry Department, and psychoanalyst. He has worked extensively with autism, psychosis and all archaic pathologies, and with babies. He has led several teams of ‘sectoral psychiatry’, including one in a university hospital, and has focused on combining sectoral psychiatry with institutional psychotherapy in an attempt to encourage humane psychiatric practices. He has written numerous psychiatric works about babies, autism, psychosis, and institutional psychotherapy, and has created an Institute of psychoanalytic psychotherapy for children and adolescents in Lille. He continues to promote humane psychiatry by participating in experience exchange meetings with numerous teams in the health and medico-social sectors, and by giving lectures on psychiatry. He insists on the need not to oppose the neurosciences to transferential psychopathology, but, on the contrary, to use these contributions so as to take into account all the anthropological factors involved in psychic suffering.

Franco De Masi


Phoenix is a dynamic and modern publishing house. For this reason it is open to innovative publications that develop psychoanalytic thinking.

Franco De Masi, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, is a full member of the Italian Psychoanalytic Society and a training analyst at the National Training Institute of the same society. Among his publications are Karl Abraham: At the Roots of Analytic Theory (2018), Vulnerability to Psychosis: A Psychoanalytic Study of the Nature and Therapy of the Psychotic State (2009), and Herbert Rosenfeld at Work: The Italian Seminars (2001), which he edited. Other publications include The Sadomasochistic Perversion: The Entity and the Theories (2003), Making Death Thinkable (2006), which was awarded the Gradiva prize for the best Italian book of psychoanalysis in 2003, and Working with Difficult Patients (2015). His latest books include Lessons in Psychoanalysis: Psychopathology and Clinical Psychoanalysis for Trainee Analysts (2023), and A Psychoanalytic Approach to Treating Psychosis: Genesis, Psychopathology and Case Study (2020).

Ana de Staal

Ana de Staal is a psychoanalyst, member of the Freudian Psychoanalysis Society (SPF), and psychosomatist. Former editor-in-chief at the review Chimères, founded by Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, she now runs Éditions d’Ithaque in France. She has translated and published the French editions of most of W. R. Bion’s seminars, as well as the works of important authors of contemporary psychoanalysis, such as Thomas Ogden, Antonino Ferro, Christopher Bollas, Martin Bergmann, and André Green. She works in privative practice in Paris.

Thijs de Wolf


The reason why I am proud of being one of the authors of Phoenix is that for me you are the metaphor for the rebirth of psychoanalysis, helping, containing, smart and open minded.

Thijs de Wolf is a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist, and psychoanalyst. He is a training and supervising psychoanalyst. His PhD project was about the process in short-term psychoanalytic psychotherapy. He was chairman of the board of the Dutch Psychoanalytical Institute. In addition, he has been the head of the postgraduate psychotherapeutic training of both universities in Amsterdam (the Netherlands) for many years. He has taught a lot, both in Eastern and Western Europe, and has several books to his name about the theory and practice of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. In 2018 he was knighted in the Netherlands for his achievements.

Lora DeVore

Lora DeVore is a visionary leader, sought-after speaker and powerful storyteller. She integrates her experience as a psychotherapist and educator in her role at PrairieCare in Minneapolis, Minnesota. For the past twenty years, she has also been a senior faculty member with the Washington, D.C., internationally recognized Center for Mind-Body Medicine.

Michael J. Diamond


I especially appreciate Phoenix’s interest in working closely with experienced authors and its consequent ability to get timely, high-quality books to press more quickly. In addition, given the broad, interdisciplinary scope of my current book, I am keenly drawn to Phoenix’s expansive reach in promoting its publications across interdisciplinary boundaries that reach beyond psychoanalytic and mental health sectors. Finally, I chose Phoenix because I wish to spread out contributions to the psychoanalytic literature beyond what in recent years has been possible through essentially only one serious, worldwide academic publishing house. In short, Phoenix and its creative founder and editor, Kate Pearce, represent an exciting, dynamic, and innovative newcomer to the publishing world, poised to become a key player in offering material about our unique and somewhat “impossible” profession to an international readership.

Michael Diamond, PhD, FIPA, is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies. He is a Fellow of the International Psychoanalytical Association, the American Psychological Association, and the American Academy of Clinical Psychology. He has published over one hundred journal articles and book chapters as well as four books across wide-ranging topics, including psychoanalytic technique and analytic mindedness; trauma and dissociation; masculinity, femininity, and gender theory; fathering and the paternal function; hypnosis and altered states; and group processes and social action. He is well known for national and international presentations and is the honored recipient of numerous awards for his teaching, writing, and clinical contributions.  His four previous books are: Masculinity and Its Discontents: The Male Psyche and the Inherent Tensions of Maturing Manhood (Routledge 2021), The Second Century of Psychoanalysis: Evolving Perspectives on Therapeutic Action (Karnac 2011), My Father Before Me: How Fathers and Sons Influence Each Other Throughout Their Lives (Norton 2007), and Becoming a Father: Contemporary Social, Developmental, and Clinical Perspectives (Springer 1995). Several of his publications have been translated into other languages, including German, Portuguese, Korean, Arabic, Mandarin, and French. He has a full-time clinical practice in Los Angeles, California, where is also active in teaching, supervising, and writing.

Listen to Michael Diamond on the IPA’s ‘On and Off the Couch’ podcast features Michael Diamond discussing the masculine trajectory and the development of male interiority.

Listen to Michael talking about Ruptures in the American Psyche: Containing Destructive Populism in Perilous Times on the New Books in Psychoanalysis podcast.

Aleksandar Dimitrijević


I believe that “Phoenix” is the best a psychoanalyst can hope for – a home for manuscripts, wherein they are held in mind without lapse.

Aleksandar Dimitrijević, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst. He works as a lecturer at the International Psychoanalytic University and in private practice in Berlin. He has given lectures, seminars, university courses, and conference presentations throughout Europe and in the US. He is author of many conceptual and empirical papers about attachment theory and research, psychoanalytic education, and psychoanalysis and the arts, some of which have been translated into German, Hungarian, Italian, Slovenian, Spanish, and Turkish. He has also edited or co-edited eleven books or special journal issues, the most recent of which are Ferenczi’s Influence on Contemporary Psychoanalytic Traditions (with Gabriele Cassullo and Jay Frankel, 2018) and Silence and Silencing in Psychoanalysis (with Michael B. Buchholz, 2020).

João Seabra Diniz


Publishing houses build their prestige on the quality and success of the works they publish. Within this logic, we are certain that the prestigious Phoenix Publishing House will be an excellent presentation for the work we are now presenting.

João Seabra Diniz is a full member and supervising analyst of the Portuguese Psychoanalytical Society (PPS) and International Psychoanalytical Association. He started his psychoanalytic training in Italy and continued it in Lisbon at SPP. For many years, he was involved in the formation of candidates for psychoanalysis. He is past president of the SPP and of the Institute of Psychoanalysis of Lisbon/SPP. He is the former director of the Social Action Service at Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa, and worked in the childhood and youth sector, where he collaborated in the launch of Adoption in Portugal. For some years, he collaborated with the Center for Judicial Studies, training in matters related to the abandonment and adoption of children. He is former national director of the Family and Child Support Project (PAFAC). He was a member of the National Commission for the International Year of the Child.

Barbara Dowds


I chose to publish with Phoenix Publishing House because it is an independent publisher dedicated to serious works on psychotherapy; in particular I am impressed by the ‘Introductions’ series which provides an introduction to various themes in development, clinical issues and therapeutic approaches without watering the topics down.

Barbara Dowds is a humanistic and integrative psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer, and lives near Dublin. She is author of Beyond the Frustrated Self (Karnac, 2014) and Depression and the Erosion of the Self in Late Modernity (Routledge, 2018), and contributed to The Divided Therapist (Ed. R. Tweedy, 2020). In a previous life, she was a university lecturer and researcher in molecular biology.

Judith Edwards

Judith Edwards, is a retired child and adolescent psychotherapist who worked for over thirty years at the Tavistock Clinic in London. Love the Wild Swan: The Selected Works of Judith Edwards was published by Routledge in their World Library of Mental Health series, and her edited book, Psychoanalysis and Other Matters: Where Are We Now? was also published by Routledge. From 1996 to 2000, she was joint editor of the Journal of Child Psychotherapy. Apart from her clinical experience, one of her principal interests is in the links between psychoanalysis, culture, and the arts, as well as making psychoanalytic ideas accessible to a wider audience. She has an international academic publishing record and in 2010 was awarded the Jan Lee memorial prize for the best paper linking psychoanalysis and the arts during that year: ‘Teaching and learning about psychoanalysis Film as a teaching tool’.

Brant Elwood

Brant Elwood has a MA in Social-Organisational Psychology from Columbia University and is a therapeutic consultant. He has held leadership positions within several therapeutic treatment organizations. During the pandemic, he directed a non-profit that utilised myth and archetypal theory to conduct rites of passage work with young men in the southeast US.

Brant draws from the mythopoetic lineage of Robert Bly, Robert Johnson, and others in an attempt to establish a novel style of thinking about groups in communities and organisations. He first attended a Tavistock-style group relations conference in 2015.

Richard G. Erskine

It is an honour and pleasure to be working closely with Phoenix Publishing House on a new book. As an author who has published with a variety of other publishers, I can say that the encouragement and support that I have received from the editors at Phoenix Publishing House is outstanding. I look forward to a continued relationship with Phoenix. With appreciation, Dr. Richard G. Erskine.

Richard G. Erskine, PhD, Training Director at the Institute for Integrative Psychotherapy, is a clinical psychologist with five decades of experience in the clinical practice and teaching of psychotherapy. He has specialised in the treatment of severely disturbed children, run a therapeutic community in a maximum security prison, and conducted his psychotherapy practice in New York City specialising in the treatment of obsession, dissociation, narcissism, schizoid processes.

In 1972, as a professor at the University of Illinois, Dr Erskine developed the initial concepts of a developmentally based, relationally focused integrative psychotherapy. By 1976 he established the Institute for Integrative Psychotherapy in New York City and, along with members of the Professional Development Seminars, continued the development, research and refinement of a relational and integrative psychotherapy. Each year Dr Erskine teaches formal courses and experiential workshops on the theory and methods in several countries around the world. He is a licensed psychoanalyst, certified transactional analyst, internationally recognised Gestalt therapist, and a certified group psychotherapist. He is the author of eight books and numerous articles on the practice of psychotherapy. Some of the articles are available on his website.

Lorna Evans

I am thrilled to be creating my book with the team at Phoenix Publishing House. From their
enthusiasm for my body of work, to their passion for creativity and disruptive new spaces. I’m excited
and proud to join this wonderful book shelf of Authors.

Lorna Evans is a UKCP-registered psychotherapist and trainer with an MSc in body awareness and psychotherapy. She proudly integrates psychotherapy and the body, focusing on movement and breath as healing tools for trauma, anxiety, and depression. Lorna has been in private practice for many years, previously working in primary care for the NHS and Mind.

Lorna is exceptionally proud to teach trauma-informed yoga and be constantly learning from the students of ReCoCo (NHS Recovery College), Crisis UK, Changing Lives, Mind, and many other trauma survivor groups and charities across the UK. She has collaborated on books, documentaries, and projects with The Guardian, the Samaritans, Psychologies magazine, MTV, BBC, and SKY. She also works as a media spokesperson for the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

Lorna’s YouTube channel, The Mind Movement, provides positive psychoeducational content and spreads awareness about the importance of trauma-informed practices involving the body, breath, and movement to improve and maintain mental well-being. Subscribe to the channel, and, if you wish, join Lorna for some yoga.

Lorna’s debut book, The Mind Movement: Integrating Body, Breath & Movement, will be out in 2025.

Marcus Evans


We are delighted to be working with our publishers Phoenix. Their staff team have a long and trusted history of working with psychoanalytic authors which made them the perfect publisher for our work.

Marcus Evans is a psychoanalyst and was an adult psychotherapist at the Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust with 40 years’ experience in mental health originally training as a psychiatric nurse. After qualifying as a psychotherapist at the Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust, he took up a post as head of the nursing discipline. Marcus was Associate Clinical Director of the Adult & Adolescent departments between 2011 and 2015. Marcus has designed, developed, and taught outreach courses for front line staff in various settings for the last 25 years. He was also one of the founding members of the Fitzjohn’s Service for the treatment of patients with severe and enduring mental health conditions and/or personality disorder in the adult department. He has written and taught extensively and is author of Making Room for Madness in Mental Health: The Psychoanalytic Understanding of Psychotic Communications, published by Karnac in the Tavistock Clinic series.

Susan Evans


We are delighted to be working with our publishers Phoenix. Their staff team have a long and trusted history of working with psychoanalytic authors which made them the perfect publisher for our work.

Susan Hickman Evans is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist trained at the former Lincoln Centre for Psychotherapy. Retired after nearly 40 years in the NHS, she now has a private practice in South East London. She is a member of the British Psychotherapy Foundation, the London Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Service, and is registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BCP). She trained as a State Registered Nurse in 1977, then trained as an RMN and worked within many mental health specialist services including addictions, eating disorders, and in a specialist mother and baby service, which won the Sir Graham Day Award for NHS service development (1999).

As a psychotherapist she worked for 12 years at the Tavistock and Portman NHSFT in the Adult Department and also in the Gender Identity Development Service for Children. She was responsible as Course Organiser for the development and delivery as senior clinical lecturer of several training programmes at the Tavistock and a Senior Fellow at University of East London.

April Fallon


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April Fallon, Ph.D. is the Faculty Chair and Professor of Clinical Psychology at Fielding Graduate University and Clinical Professor in psychiatry at Drexel College of Medicine.  She received her baccalaureate degree from Allegheny College (1975) and a Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania (1981).  She has received numerous awards for her teaching of psychiatric medical residents including the Psychiatric Educator 2012 from Philadelphia Psychiatric Society.  She has co-authored six books with Virginia Brabender: Models of Inpatient Group Psychotherapy (1993),  Awaiting the Therapist’s Baby: A Guide for Expectant Parent-Practitioners (2003), Essentials of Group Psychotherapy (2004), Group Development in Practice: Guidance for Clinicians and Researchers on Stages and Dynamics of Change (2009), The Impact of Parenthood on the Therapeutic Relationship: Awaiting the Therapist’s Baby (2018, 2nd Ed.),  and Group Psychotherapy in Inpatient, Partial Hospital, and Residential Care settings (2019).  She also has co-edited an additional volume, Working with Adoptive Parents: research, Theory and Therapeutic Interventions (2013).  In addition, she has researched and written on the development of disgust in children and adults, body image and eating disorders, the effects of childhood maltreatment, attachment and adoption.

Andrew Feldmár


The last words of R. D. Laing’s The Bird of Paradise read, “If I could turn you on, if I could drive you out of your wretched mind, if I could tell you I would let you know.” Phoenix’s “firing the mind” made me hopeful. Laing also told me that “you are only as smart, as the company you keep”. I looked at Phoenix’s list of authors, and I thought I’d be in good company.

Andrew Feldmár is a Vancouver-based psychologist and psychotherapist. His approach to therapy seeks to reconnect patients to the joys of everyday life through relying on loving, living relationships, rather than the alienation of the classical doctor–patient relationship. He was born in Hungary during WWII (1940), and after the 1956 revolution was defeated, he immigrated to Canada on his own at the age of 16. He graduated with honors from the University of Toronto with a BA in mathematics, physics, and chemistry, as well as an MA in psychology from the University of Western Ontario. He has been a psychotherapist since 1969.

During 1974–1975, he spent a year in London, England, intensively studying and training in the practice of psychotherapy under the renowned and controversial Scottish psychiatrist, R. D. Laing. During this year, he also studied with Francis Huxley (the anthropology of healing), John Heaton (existential psychotherapy), Hugh Crawford (community therapy), and Leon Redler (spiritual emergency). These relationships became lifelong friendships. Feldmár also worked with one of the founders of transpersonal psychology, Stanislav Grof at the Esalen Institute in California. He gained further experience in the field while volunteering at Hollywood Hospital in New Westminster, where LSD was legally used for research and therapy. He gained experience in brief psychotherapy in Palo Alto in the research group of Paul Watzlawick.

He has taught, lectured, and led workshops at Simon Fraser University (SFU), The University of British Columbia (UBC), Emily Carr University, and Douglas College. In 1989, he was a guest on a 3-part CBC Ideas radio series entitled R.D. Laing Today. He has also worked as a consultant in both television and film (e.g., Showcase’s Kink series, Neurons to Nirvana: The Great Medicines). Other career highlights include work with the United Nations; founding the Integra Households Association, a non-profit charity working with those in extreme mental distress; and Third Mind Productions, a film production company that went on to turn out the 1987 film, Did You Used to Be R.D. Laing?

He has also worked extensively overseas, mainly in Hungary, where he has published over 30 books. His first book, The Rainbow of States of Consciousness, is now in its third edition. Two organisations have been set up in Hungary, inspired by Feldmár. The Soteria Foundation was established in 1995 and became a pioneer of community psychiatric care in the country. In 2006, his colleagues and friends founded the Feldmár Institute, in Budapest, in order to popularise his theoretical and practical approach to psychotherapy.

He is well-known to international audiences in the field of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, having presented at numerous conferences on the subject. He took part in a research study sponsored by MAPS Canada in 2008 to demonstrate the efficacy of MDMA as an adjunct to psychotherapy in patients with severe PTSD. He was also a mentor in California’s Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies and Research program.

Karen Fraley


We chose Phoenix Publishing House because we knew from Kate Pearce’s and Fernando Marques’ work at Karnac that we and our manuscript would be in good hands.

Karen Fraley, LCSW, BCD, is in private practice in Exton, Pennsylvania. She is a fellow of the Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work and a member of the national faculty of the International Psychotherapy Institute (IPI). She currently co-chairs the IPI’s Clinical Consultants in Psychotherapy Program and serves on the Steering Committee for the IPI’s Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program. She is a founding member of the Philadelphia Psychotherapy Study Center and teaches seminars in object relations theory and practice. She contributed to the book Tuning the Therapeutic Instrument: Affective Learning of Psychotherapy edited by Jill and David Scharff and has published an article about Bion’s model of the mind.

M. Gerard Fromm

Phoenix values the deeper understanding of human beings that psychoanalysis represents. Kate and her staff bring a genuine interest, quiet expertise and unfailing support to their authors. It feels like a partnership.

M. Gerard Fromm, PhD, is a distinguished faculty member of the Erikson Institute of the Austen Riggs Center and a fellow of the American Board and Academy of Psychoanalysis. He was the first Evelyn Stefansson Nef Director of the Erikson Institute, and directed the therapeutic community program at Riggs for many years before that. Dr Fromm has taught at, and consulted to, a number of psychoanalytic institutes across the country and has served on the faculties of the Yale Child Study Center and Harvard Medical School. He is president of the International Dialogue Initiative, an interdisciplinary group that studies the psychodynamics of societal conflict. He is also a past president of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations and of the Center for the Study of Groups and Social Systems in Boston. Dr Fromm has directed or served on the staff of group relations conferences in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Israel. In addition to an independent practice of clinical and organisational consulting, he is also a partner in College Health and Counseling Services Consulting. Dr Fromm has presented and published widely, including the edited volumes Lost in Transmission: Studies of Trauma across Generations; A Spirit That Impels: Play, Creativity and Psychoanalysis; and (with Bruce L. Smith) The Facilitating Environment: Clinical Applications of Winnicott’s Theory. He is also the author of a book of clinical papers called Taking the Transference, Reaching toward Dreams: Clinical Studies in the Intermediate Area.

Read M. Gerard Fromm’s blog post on how traumatic experiences play out over time, linking this to the trauma caused by The Troubles in Northern Ireland at the time of the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday.

Gill Frost


Once I had signed my publishing contract, Kate Pearce wrote me a note saying, ‘Welcome to the Phoenix family.’ I think this sums it up! I really appreciate the sense of belonging to a publishing company that is genuinely interested in its authors. Kate has made it clear that we are working in collaboration. As a novice in the world of publishing, this has been so affirming.

Gill Frost started her career as a teacher and went on to be a counsellor and psychotherapist for 35 years. Her first therapeutic training and work experience was with RELATE, where she worked mainly as a couples counsellor for 10 years. It was at this point that Gill decided to study for a masters degree in psychodynamic counselling, at the University of Birmingham, in order to work at greater depth with individuals.

Gill’s degree opened up opportunities for her to work as a student counsellor and trainer at Warwick and Coventry Universities for several years. It also enabled her to return to the University of Birmingham as a clinical tutor and lecturer, on the same course where she had been a student.

It was over 20 years ago that Gill set up in private practice. During this time she worked with a growing number of clients who presented with childhood trauma and abuse. As a result, she became increasingly interested in dissociative disorders, including dissociative identity disorder (DID).

Gill benefitted greatly from workshops and seminars provided by individuals such as Valerie Sinason, Suzette Boon, and Carolyn Spring, who are experts in the field of DID. Additionally, Gill undertook training in an energy psychotherapy called advanced integrative therapy (AIT), becoming an accredited AIT therapist. Later, she also completed Level 1 of the internal family systems (IFS) training. Collectively, these experiences gave her the understanding and necessary skills to work more effectively with clients who were traumatised by early abuse. It also enabled Gill to write her book, The Girls Within.

Visit Gill Frost’s website for more insights into The Girls Within.

Read Gill Frost’s thought-provoking blog on Healing the wounds of the past and her blog series for PESI.

Di Gammage


Phoenix has published a number of books in the field of psychotherapy, including child psychotherapy. It is a privilege to have our book published alongside the authors we know and respect.  

Di Gammage, MA, UKCP, trained as a Dramatherapist and Play Therapist in the 1980s and early 1990s respectively. In 2010, she completed her training in Buddhist Psychotherapy from the Karuna Institute, Devon, and was accepted onto the UKCP Child Psychotherapy register in 2013. Di has worked in charities including the NSPCC Child Sexual Abuse Consultancy in Manchester with Anne Bannister, the NHS and the private sector as a psychotherapist and supervisor. She has taught at Terapia since 2006 on the Play Therapy Residential, Dramatherapy, and Working with Children and Young People who have experienced sexual abuse modules. Di is the author of Playful Awakening – Releasing the Gift of Play in Your Life (JKP, 2017). She currently practises in an independent fostercare agency in the South West UK together with her private practice as a therapist, supervisor and trainer. She completed a Masters in Creative Writing with Teeside University achieving a Distinction. Di continues to explore the integration of creative writing and well-being both for children and adults. Di lives in Devon.

Anastasia Piatakhina Giré

Anastasia Piatakhina Giré is accredited with the UK Council for Psychotherapy and European Certificate of Psychotherapy. She has practised therapy for a decade, with clients online around the world and in four languages. She now lives and works in Paris, France and is finalising her DPsych at Middlesex University in London. She is also a faculty member of the Online Therapy Institute, London.

Enrico Gnaulati


Phoenix Publishing House embodies all that I sought for publication of my current book: A small, nimble outfit with responsive, attentive staff who fundamentally respect the autonomy and intellectual integrity of authors. 

Enrico Gnaulati, PhD, is a clinical psychologist based in Pasadena, California, and Affiliate Professor of Psychology at Seattle University. He has published numerous journal and magazine articles and his work has been featured on Spectrum News, Al Jazeera America, China Global Television Network, KPCC Los Angeles, KPFK Los Angeles, KPBS San Diego, WBUR Boston, KPFA Berkeley, Wisconsin Public Radio, Public Radio Tulsa, and online at The Atlantic, Salon, and Psychology Today, as well as reviewed in Maclean’s, Pacific Standard, the Huffington Post, The Australian, Prevention, and The New Yorker. He is a blogger for Mad in America, an internationally recognized reformer of mental health practice and policy, and the author of Back to Normal: Why Ordinary Childhood Behavior is Mistaken for ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorder (Beacon Press, 2013); Saving Talk Therapy: How Health Insurers, Big Pharma, and Slanted Science are Ruining Good Mental Health Care (Beacon Press, 2018); and Emotion-Regulating Play Therapy with ADHD Children: Staying with Playing (Jason Aronson, 2008). His latest book is Peacemaking with Preschoolers: Conflict Resolution to Promote Emotional Mastery and Harmonious Classrooms (Good Media Press, 2023).

Listen to Enrico Gnaulati in conversation with David Van Nuys on YouTube.

Rama Rao Gogineni


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Rama Rao Gogineni, M.D. is Division Head of Child Psychiatry at Cooper University Hospital and Professor in Psychiatry at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.  He received his M.D. degree from Osmania University in India (1972).  He completed his General Psychiatry Residency from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (1979) and his Child and Adolescent fellowship from Medical College of Pennsylvania (1982).  He obtained a Master’s degree in Family Therapy from the Family Institute of Philadelphia.  He completed his psychoanalytic training from the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia.  Dr. Gogineni served as President of Philadelphia Psychiatric Society, Regional Counsel of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry of Eastern Pennsylvania, South Asian American Forum, and American Association for Social Psychiatry. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, The Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and a member of the American College of Psychiatrists.  He has written and presented on various aspects of fatherhood, attachment, revenge, adoption, immigration, depression, neurobiology, and gratitude.

Maria José Gonçalves


Phoenix Publishing House is the place where the authors feel warmly welcomed and they find the attention they need to achieve the excellency of their publications.

Maria José Gonçalves is a medical doctor, child psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, child psychoanalyst, and full member and supervising analyst of the Portuguese Psychoanalytical Society (PPS) and International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA). She is the former president of the PPS Board and Institute Board, and past director of the PPS Training Committee. In the PPS Institute, she promotes the training on psychoanalytic ethics. She was a former director of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry of the Pediatric Hospital in Lisbon, where she founded a mental health infancy unit. She has published numerous papers, especially on infant psychoanalysis and on clinical issues.

Miguel Angel González-Torres

By publishing with Karnac, you will find your ideas in the company of some of the greatest contributions to our field.

Miguel Angel González-Torres, MD, PhD, is full professor at the department of neuroscience, University of the Basque Country; head of the department of psychiatry, Basurto University Hospital, Bilbao, Spain; and training analyst at Centro Psicoanalítico de Madrid. He uses psychiatry and psychoanalysis to frame his clinical, teaching, and research activities, which focus mainly on psychosis and personality disorders – specifically on psychoanalytic psychotherapeutic approaches to both problems. Transference-focused psychotherapy occupies a special place in his clinical practice. Identity issues have been a long-standing interest throughout his career, particularly the intersection between individual and collective identity, politics, sexuality, and art.

Andreas Hamburger

Andreas Hamburger, psychoanalyst (DPG/IPA), and training analyst (DPG, DGPT), is professor of clinical psychology and psychoanalysis, International Psychoanalytic University, Berlin. He is author, editor, and co-editor of numerous books, book series, and a journal on his main research topics: psychoanalytic supervision, film psychoanalysis, social trauma. Recent English books are Hamburger, Hancheva, & Volkan (Eds.), Social Trauma – An Interdisciplinary Textbook (Springer, 2020); Pramataroff-Hamburger & Hamburger (Eds.), From La Strada to The Hours – Suffering and Sovereign Women in the Movies (Springer, 2024); Hamburger, Film Psychoanalysis – Relational Approaches to Film Interpretation (Routledge, 2024).

Jayne Hankinson

I chose Phoenix as I was impressed by your generosity and kindness when I met you at the conference in 2019. As a result I have not considered anywhere else.

Jayne Hankinson is a member of the British Psychoanalytic Association and the International Psychoanalytical Association, and has been working in the field of psychoanalysis for almost ten years. Prior to her training, she was a psychodynamic counsellor, and has been engaged in either training or post-qualification counselling and psychoanalysis for about twenty years.

During this time she has worked in a variety of counselling agencies, and has also spent two years at an NHS psychotherapy and psychiatric unit. Presently, she has a private psychoanalytic practice, and works as a supervisor, near High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire.

Before she entered into the counselling and psychoanalytic world, she was a secondary school science teacher.

Read Jayne Hankinson’s blog post discussing a childhood memory that plays a pivotal part in First Thoughts.

Wolfgang Hegener

Wolfgang Hegener, Priv.-Doz. Dr. phil., is a psychoanalyst in private practice in Berlin, a training analyst (DPG, IPV, DGPT), and a university lecturer in cultural studies at the Humboldt University in Berlin. His main areas of interest are the Jewish roots of psychoanalysis, the psychoanalysis of anti-Semitism, and the relationship between psychoanalysis and philosophy. He has published a number of books and journal articles, and is co-editor of Jahrbuch der Psychoanalyse. His most recent book is Im Anfang war die Schrift. Sigmund Freud und die Jüdische Bibel (2023).

Vivian Heller

Vivian Heller received her PhD in English Literature and Modern Studies from Yale University. She is the author of Joyce, Decadence, and Emancipation (University of Illinois Press) which won the Choice Book Award, and The City Beneath Us: Building the New York Subway. Her essays have appeared in New Observations, the Journal of Literature and Medicine, and The Georgetown Review; her short fiction has been published in ConfrontationBomb, and Fence. She works at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College and the Narrative Medicine Program at Columbia University.

Rob Hill

As a first-time writer I was delighted by the warm and enthusiastic response that I received to my manuscript.

Rob Hill is a relational psychotherapist with a private practice in London, UK, in which he works with individuals, couples and families. He also offers supervision to other psychotherapists. His psychotherapy and supervision training was at Metanoia Institute, London.

Janice Hiller

Janice Hiller is a consultant clinical psychologist who worked in the NHS in adult mental health initially, before specialising in sexology. She set up and ran the Relationship and Psychosexual Service in North-East London, and then joined Tavistock Relationships as senior academic tutor in psychosexual studies until 2017. Janice has taught on doctoral degree and training courses, presented at many conferences in the UK and abroad, and has published on a range of topics. These include sexual arousal and desire, pain disorders, biopsychosocial factors in sexual development, and neurobiological aspects of sexual responding. She was joint editor and contributor to Sex, Mind, and Emotion (Hiller, Wood, &; Bolton, 2006), and co-wrote a chapter for the European-wide Syllabus of Clinical Sexology. Janice has a private practice in North London and is especially interested in the relevance of neuroscience in understanding sexual behaviour.

R. D. Hinshelwood

R. D. Hinshelwood

What strikes me most about Phoenix is the personal and considerate manner of dealing with authors – not so usual with publishers. They convey a sense the book is still ‘ours’!

R. D. Hinshelwood is professor emeritus at the University of Essex, and previously clinical director at the Cassel Hospital, London. He is a fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society, and a fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He authored A Dictionary of Kleinian Thought in 1989, and Clinical Klein in 1994. A long-time advocate of alternative psychiatry, he was a founding member of The Association of Therapeutic Communities in 1974; and in 1980 he founded, with colleagues, The International Journal of Therapeutic Communities. He was involved in the Psychoanalysis and Public Sphere conferences in the 1980s and 1990s, and he has contributed each year to the Psychoanalysis and Political Mind Seminars. He has been a member of the Labour Party for fifty years and he is the founder of the British Journal of Psychotherapy.

Paul Hoggett

Because Phoenix is about firing the curiosity of minds and using psychoanalysis – in the broad sense – to do so. That attitude is matched by their openness to allcomers.

Paul Hoggett is a psychoanalytical psychotherapist and a training therapist at the Severnside Institute for Psychotherapy. He is Emeritus Professor of Social Policy at the University of the West of England, Bristol, where he co-founded the Centre for Psycho-Social Studies. His research focused on the emotional dynamics of race, class, community, and governance. With Adrian Tait he set up the Climate Psychology Alliance in 2012. In 2019, Paul edited a collection of CPA research papers Climate Psychology: On Indifference to Disaster (Palgrave Macmillan).

His previous books include:
Partisans in an Uncertain World: The Psychoanalysis of Engagement (1992). London: Free Association.
Politics, Identity and Emotion (2009). Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers.

Wendy Hollway


Because Phoenix is about firing the curiosity of minds and using psychoanalysis – in the broad sense – to do so. That attitude is matched by their openness to allcomers.

Wendy Hollway is Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Honorary Fellow of the British Psychological Society, and Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. She co-founded the UK psycho-social network, has been active in the European psycho-social network, and co-edits the Palgrave “Studies in the Psychosocial” series. She edits a monthly Digest for Climate Psychology Alliance.

Her books include:
Changing the Subject: Psychology, Social Regulation and Subjectivity (1984/1998), with J. Henriques, C. Urwin, C. Venn, and V. Walkerdine. London: Routledge.
Doing Qualitative Research Differently: Free Association, Narrative and the Interview Method (2000/2013), with Tony Jefferson. New York: Sage.
Knowing Mothers: Researching Maternal Identity Change (2015). London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Jeremy Holmes

Professor Jeremy Holmes, MD FRCPsych, was for twenty-five years an NHS Consultant Psychiatrist in London and North Devon. Honorary Professor at the University of Exeter, he co-founded the Exeter masters, now doctoral, programme in psychoanalytic studies, and the psychodynamic professional qualification course. Author or co-author of over twenty books and 250 papers, he lectures nationally and internationally. Now largely retired, he maintains a part-time private psychotherapy practice alongside grandparenting, allotment gardening, and Green politics.

Trevor Hough

Trevor Hough is a clinical psychologist, executive coach, and organisation development consultant. Trevor grew up as a nomad living all over the world and through this developed a keen interest in diverse cultural experiences. After his clinical training as a psychologist, Trevor worked as a psychotherapist in Cape Town for a few years before the nomadic voice within him spoke up. Trevor has been consulting to a diverse range of organisations globally for the last 15 years, these have included organisations from financial services, alternative energy and recycling companies as well as big retail concerns. Trevor has a strong interest in working with impact investment portfolio companies and has worked extensively with such organisations in Africa, India and Asia. Trevor works with Ajit as a principal consultant at Blacklight Advisory Ltd. Outside of his consulting work Trevor’s great passion is being out in the nature. He has trained as a field and trails guide in the African bush and is in his element when out tracking animals on foot.

Andrea Huppke

Andrea Huppke is a psychoanalyst, group analyst, supervisor, and training analyst in Berlin, Germany. She has written several publications in the field of the history of psychoanalysis, most of them published in Luzifer-Amor: Journal for the History of Psychoanalysis. She wrote her dissertation about the first twenty years of the IFPS; it was published in German in 2021. She is associate editor of the International Forum of Psychoanalysis.

Amy Izycky


I chose Phoenix Publishing House because of its open mindedness to creativity and its ability to support development in such a personal way.

Dr Amy Izycky is a clinical psychologist and a psychodynamic psychotherapist specialising in neuropsychology. She graduated from Durham University with an honours degree in psychology and a Masters of Science in developmental psychopathology. She later went on to complete her doctorate in clinical psychology at Newcastle University and more recently completed her postgraduate diploma in clinical neuropsychology at Glasgow University. Dr Izycky trained with the North East Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists (NEAPP) to achieve her psychodynamic psychotherapy registration. She represented Durham University as a high-performance rower competing at National level.

Dr Izycky has a well-established private practice in the North East of England. She specialises in brain injury, sports related presentations, and adjustment to injury and disability. She works with a variety of international and professional sports people who present with mental health difficulties and struggle to adjust to injury and retirement. She has written for peer-reviewed journals, academic texts, and The Guardian.

Listen to Dr Izycky in conversation on the The Odd Ball Woody Show, on the Slogging It podcast, with David Charlton on Inspiring Sporting Excellence, on the MyoMinds Podcast, and  with Simon Mundie on Life Lessons: From Sport and Beyond.

Michael Jacobs


Having previously published two books with Karnac, it seemed to be the most appropriate publishing house to promote my latest book which is aimed not so much as at training therapists as at the established profession of psychotherapy and counselling.

Michael Jacobs was born in 1941. He was educated at Dulwich College and Exeter College Oxford; and then attended Chichester Theological College before being ordained in 1965. Having served in a parish in Walthamstow, he was interdenominational chaplain at the University of Sussex from 1968–1972, during which time he started practising as a therapist with support from the Student Health Service, then headed by Anthony Ryle. In 1972 he was appointed psychotherapist and counsellor at the University of Leicester Student Health Service, and trained on the clinical psychology psychotherapy course at the Tavistock Clinic in London. After twelve years in the Student Health Service, he moved to the Department of Adult Education, where he was developing a counselling training, which went on to include a psychotherapy training. Alongside this he played a significant role in the development of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and the Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association. He is a fellow of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, a Fellow of the National Society for Counselling and Psychotherapy and an honorary fellow of the Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling. He had his first book published in 1982 and has since written or edited over sixty books for a number of publishers. Following a stroke in 1999 he retired from the University of Leicester, and moved to Swanage where for a number of years he was Visiting Professor at Bournemouth University. Apart from his writing and teaching he conducted a small practice of therapy and supervision. He continued also to lead workshops largely devoted to his interest in the development of thinking and belief, and psychoanalysis and film. Studying for another degree he was awarded first class honours by the Open University, and went on to complete a PhD comparing psychoanalytic and literary criticism of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Michael has been married three times, separating from his first wife Valerie in 1989, and marrying Moira Walker. They worked together on various series and teaching at Leicester and Bournemouth Universities. Following her early death in 2013, Michael married Pamela Howdle-Smith, with whom he now enjoys a more complete retirement, in which they appreciate music, literature, fine food, and reflecting on their earlier busy lives in teaching and therapy. He has two daughters by his first marriage, two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Brett Kahr


Kate Pearce treats her authors with such sincere devotion that I suspect Donald Winnicott would have described her as the professional epitome of “primary maternal preoccupation”. I can think of no greater compliment.

Professor Brett Kahr has worked in the mental health profession for over forty years. A clinical registrant of both the British Psychoanalytic Council and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy, he is Senior Fellow at the Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology in London and, also, Visiting Professor of Psychoanalysis and Mental Health at Regent’s University London.

Over the decades, Kahr has worked in the National Health Service and in private practice in Central London with both individuals and couples. He is currently Consultant Psychotherapist to The Balint Consultancy and, additionally, Consultant in Psychology at The Bowlby Centre. He also serves as Chair of the Scholars Committee of the British Psychoanalytic Council, as well as Senior Clinical Research Fellow in Psychotherapy and Mental Health at the Centre for Child Mental Health.

Professor Kahr is the Honorary Director of Research at Freud Museum London and, also, an Honorary Fellow of the museum. Over many years, he has enjoyed the privilege of a long-standing relationship with this institution, having served as Deputy Director of the International Campaign for the Freud Museum from 1986–1987 and, more recently, as Trustee of both Freud Museum London and of Freud Museum Publications from 2011–2020.

In addition to his clinical practice, Kahr has collaborated with the media in order to promote mental health knowledge. Formerly Resident Psychotherapist on BBC2, broadcasting about mental health issues to millions of listeners, he has appeared on over one thousand radio and television programmes. In recognition of his work in this field, he has become Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Media and Communication at Bournemouth University. The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy recently awarded him an Honorary Fellowship for his contributions to public service.

Professor Kahr is the author of sixteen books and series editor of more than seventy-five additional titles on a wide range of subjects.

His solo-authored books cover a range of topics, including clinical investigations of extreme psychopathology and forensic mental health, such as his titles Bombs in the Consulting Room: Surviving Psychological Shrapnel and Dangerous Lunatics: Trauma, Criminality, and Forensic Psychotherapy. He has also written on Sex and the Psyche – a Waterstone’s Non-Fiction Bestseller and a chosen title in the Sunday Times Book Club – based on his study of the traumatic, unconscious roots of over 20,000 adult sexual fantasies, as well as Celebrity Mad: Why Otherwise Intelligent People Worship Fame. His historically orientated books include the very first biography of Donald Winnicott, entitled D. W. Winnicott: A Biographical Portrait, which received the Gradiva Award for Biography, as well as the popular titles, Life Lessons from Freud, Tea with Winnicott, and Coffee with Freud. Most recently, he has published Freud’s Pandemics: Surviving Global War, Spanish Flu, and the Nazis – the inaugural title in the new “Freud Museum London Series” of history books – exploring not only how Sigmund Freud navigated the tragedies of his own lifetime, but also how he would have handled the Covid-19 pandemic, and what lessons our world leaders might learn from those pioneering psychoanalytical concepts.

Kahr had the pleasure of working closely with Kate Pearce and Fernando Marques during their early careers at the old Karnac Books and is now delighted to have published his book How to Flourish as a Psychotherapist with Phoenix Publishing House.

In addition to his writing of books, Kahr also serves as Consulting Editor to The International Journal of Forensic Psychotherapy and, also, as Consultant Historian to the journal Attachment: New Directions in Psychotherapy and Relational Psychoanalysis, as well as Consultant to the Board of Couple and Family Psychoanalysis, the journal of Tavistock Relationships.

Sudhir Kakar

Sudhir Kakar is an Indian psychoanalyst and writer. He has been a lecturer and visiting professor at Harvard University, visiting professor at the universities of Chicago, McGill, Melbourne, Hawaii, and Vienna, fellow at the Institutes of Advanced Study, Princeton, Berlin, and Cologne, and is on the board of the Freud Archives.

His many honors include the Kardiner Award of Columbia University, the Boyer Prize for Psychological Anthropology of the American Anthropological Association, the Tagore-Merck Award, the Lotte Köhler Prize for Psychoanalytic Developmental, Cultural and Social Psychology, the Distinguished Service Award of the Indo-American Psychiatric Association, India’s Bhabha, Nehru, and ICSSR National Fellowships, Germany’s Goethe Medal, McArthur Research Fellowship, and the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, the country’s highest civilian honor. As “the psychoanalyst of civilizations,” the French weekly Le Nouvel Observateur listed Kakar in 2005 as one of the world’s twenty-five major thinkers.

Kakar is the author of fourteen books of non-fiction and six novels. His books have been translated into twenty languages around the world. Learn more at his website:

Alan Michael Karbelnig


After surveying the various publishers printing books about psychoanalysis and depth psychotherapy, I concluded that PPH has the most experience in this unique domain. Also, their website is professional, their staff responsive, and their inventory of already published books extensive. 

Alan Michael Karbelnig, PhD, a training and supervising psychoanalyst, provides psychoanalytically oriented individual and couples psychotherapy in Pasadena, California. Board certified in forensic psychology, he also offers psycho-legal services in the realms of administrative and employment law. He earned doctorates in Counseling Psychology from the University of Southern California (USC) and in Psychoanalysis from the New Center for Psychoanalysis (NCP). He founded Rose City Center (RCC)—a not-for-profit psychoanalytic clinic serving economically disadvantaged individuals throughout California. Dr. Karbelnig writes extensively, and he also lectures locally, nationally and internationally including, most recently, in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzen, and Hong Kong, China, in Delhi and Ahmedabad, India, and in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Nilofer Kaul


It is sheer good fortune to have found Phoenix. My first book may never have happened in a large, impersonal publishing house. It continues to be a pleasure to work with Kate who is warm, prompt, and encouraging. She brings a lot of experience here but it has the energy of a new space.

Nilofer Kaul, PhD, is a training and supervision analyst based in Delhi, India. She taught English Literature at Delhi University. Her doctorate work was on “Masks and Mirrors: Configurations of Narcissism in women’s short stories” (2012) for which she also got the Charles Wallace Grant. She has published many chapters and papers, including “Parasitism: An Autistic Island” which received the 2018 Tustin award for best paper. She is also a part of a supervision and training group of the Delhi Chapter of the Indian Psychoanalytic Society.

Listen to Nilofer talking about Plato’s Ghost: Minus Links and Liminality in Psychoanalytic Practice on the New Books in Psychoanalysis podcast.

Kathleen Kelley-Lainé


In today’s world, a personalised approach to publishing is very rare, if non-existent. Phoenix did rise out of the ashes of a former publishing house and was determined to be different, and not indifferent. It is with great pleasure that I discover Kate Pearce’s style and availability to work with me as author.  From former experience I know that this style of collaboration is an essential part of a “good book”. I also appreciate the variety of subjects published expanding the understanding of psychoanalysis.

Kathleen Kelley-Lainé is a trilingual psychoanalyst working in private practice (English, French and Hungarian). She is an active member of the Société Psychanalytique de Paris, the European Psychoanalytical Federation, the International Psychoanalytical Association, and the International Sándor Ferenczi Society. She is internationally known for her many conferences, published articles in psychoanalytical journals and books. Her most well-known book published in French Peter Pan ou l’enfant triste was translated into English, Hungarian, and Greek and is still in circulation since 1992.

Kathleen was born in Hungary and emigrated to Canada with her family as a child. She was educated in Toronto and obtained a master’s degree in sociology from the University of Toronto. Her professional career began as a lecturer of sociology at Bishop’s University in Quebec. Later, she moved to Switzerland, hired by the Geneva Department of Education, to carry out research and development on the use of educational television. After seven years, she moved to Paris, engaged by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) as project manager of an international policy survey on the education of disabled children. She began her training as a psychoanalyst at the Société Psychanalytique de Paris, after being admitted as a member, she joined the editorial committee of the Review Française de Psychanalyse, and later served on the admissions committee. In 2001, she organised an international psychoanalytical conference at UNESCO, “Une Mère, une Terre, une Langue” on the question of immigration and loss of the mother tongue.

Roger Kennedy


I am happy to be a Phoenix author as this new publishing house is dynamic and forward thinking.

Dr Roger Kennedy is a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist and an adult psychoanalyst. He was an NHS consultant in charge of the Family Unit at the Cassel Hospital for nearly 30 years, before going totally into private practice ten years ago. He was chair of The Child and Family Practice in Bloomsbury and is still a director there.

His work includes being a training analyst and seeing adults for analysis and therapy, as well as children, families, and parents at his clinic. He is a past President of the British Psychoanalytical Society, and is well-known as an expert witness in the family courts. He has had 13 previous books published on psychoanalysis, interdisciplinary studies, and child, family and court work, as well as many papers.

Read Dr Kennedy’s engaging blog on The Power of Music.

Listen to Dr Kennedy in conversation with Dan Hill on the New Books Network podcast.

With Dr Harvey Schwartz on the IPA Off the Couch podcast.

And with Daniel Calvert on the Cusp magazine’s Live chat at lunch.

David Key

David Key has designed and delivered outdoor programmes for psychological wellbeing and sustainability to a wide diversity of organisations and individuals for nearly 30 years. He has also taught, supervised and researched extensively in the academic sector. He is published in several languages. See for further information.

Olya Khaleelee


We chose Phoenix Publishing first, because they publish books within the psychoanalytic tradition and second, being small in size they are able to build strong relationships with their authors, which makes them more responsive to author’s queries and concerns, enables the authors to have a more personal relationship with them, and is supportive of their future work.

Olya Khaleelee is a corporate psychologist, psychoanalytic psychotherapist, and organisational consultant with a particular interest in leadership, organisational transition, and transformation. She has been associated with the Tavistock Institute for over 30 years in developing group relations both in the UK and abroad, and was the first female director of the Leicester Conference, which explores authority, leadership and organisation from a psychoanalytic and systemic perspective. She was chairwoman of the London Centre for Psychotherapy (now part of British Psychotherapy Foundation) and for many years was director of OPUS: Organisation for Promoting the Understanding of Society, applying a psychoanalytic and systemic approach to understanding the societal processes that give rise to conflict and division. She has published extensively in the areas of leadership, including psychological assessment of senior executives and on system psychodynamics in the organisation and beyond, into society.

Christine Kieffer

Christine C. Kieffer, PhD, ABPP, is a psychoanalyst and clinical psychologist, who has been trained to analyse children and adolescents as well as adults. In addition, she has an ABPP in group psychotherapy, and works with patients in groups as well as performing couples counselling.

Dr Kieffer serves on the faculties of the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute as well as Rush Medical School in Chicago. She is in private practice in Chicago and Winnetka, IL.

Dr Kieffer is the author of numerous papers as well as three co-edited books, and a monograph, Mutuality, Recognition and the Self, published in 2014. She has served on the boards of the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, Psychoanalytic Inquiry, the International Journal of Self Psychology, and PSYCHcritiques. Dr Kieffer was also the recipient of the 2013 Ticho prize given by the American Psychoanalytic Association.

Her forthcoming book, Reflections on Adolescence, will be out in 2024 and more details will follow nearer publication.

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Stelios Kiosses


I looked into a number of publishing companies in deciding who would be the best one to publish my book. Phoenix Publishing House was far and above all others in their field in their professionalism, in understanding your needs, and in their on-time commitment to giving me the best possible product. I don’t think of Phoenix Publishing House solely as the publisher of my book I think of them as the persons I have worked with and come to enjoy and trust …

Stelios Kiosses is a psychotherapist and the Clinical Lead for Edison Education. He manages a multidisciplinary team ensuring the delivery and integration of evidence based clinical and therapeutic practices and provides extensive training and supervision to associate therapists and formal work experience of graduate psychologists. He studied psychodynamic counselling and clinical supervision at the University of Oxford and was previously trained in psychotherapy and experimental psychology at Sussex University. He is an associate member of the American Psychological Association and a member of both the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and the British Psychological Society. He is a member of Corpus Christi College Oxford and a research collaborator with Professor Robin Murphy’s Computational Psychopathology Research Group based at the University of Oxford.

Stelios currently teaches at Harvard University Extension School and has previously held teaching positions as a visiting senior research associate at Kings College London and as a visiting lecturer at Goldsmiths College University of London. He was originally appointed as an honorary senior lecturer at the department of Psychiatry University of Birmingham teaching on the MS in Psychiatry (Family and Mental Health). In his public role he has acted as a UK TV psychologist and presenter for Channel 4’s hit series The Hoarder Next Door narrated by Oscar-winning actress Olivia Colman and currently is patron of the Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts one of HRH Prince of Wales core charities.

Visit his website to learn more about Stelios and his work, and to view episodes of The Hoarder Next Door.

Danielle Knafo

Danielle Knafo, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst and a professor at Long Island University and New York University. Her recent book, The Age of Perversion: Desire and Technology in Psychoanalysis and Culture, (co-authored with Lo Bosco) won the 2018 American Board of Professional Psychology Book Award.

Paul Koehler

We chose Phoenix Publishing House because we knew from Kate Pearce’s and Fernando Marques’ work at Karnac that we and our manuscript would be in good hands.

A native of Pittsburgh, Paul Koehler received his bachelor of arts from Gettysburg College and his Master of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania. He subsequently completed certificate training programs at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapies, in Philadelphia, and the Washington School of Psychiatry, in Washington, DC. Paul has been a faculty member of the International Psychotherapy Institute since 2002 and is past chair of its core training program. Paul’s interests include literature and mythology, writing, music, lutherie, health and fitness, and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Paul is in private practice in Doylestown, PA

Sebastian Kraemer

After a first degree in philosophy, Sebastian Kraemer qualified in medicine in 1970. He trained in paediatrics in Glasgow, Manchester and London, then in psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital and the Tavistock Clinic, London.

From 1980 he was a consultant psychiatrist at the Tavistock Clinic (until 2003) and in the paediatric department at the Whittington Hospital London (until 2015).

He is an honorary consultant at the Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust and continues to write, teach and work with staff in NHS and children’s services.

Robert Kramer

We chose Phoenix Publishing House because we knew from Kate Pearce’s and Fernando Marques’ work at Karnac that we and our manuscript would be in good hands.

Robert Kramer, PhD, is Director of Leadership Development at the Existential Humanistic Institute of Europe, with branches in Madrid, Budapest and Athens. Prior to joining EHI-Europe, he was visiting professor of psychology at Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) in Budapest. At ELTE, he taught existential-humanistic psychotherapy. During Spring 2022, he was professor of psychoanalysis at ELTE, only the second person in Hungary to hold this title. The first was Sándor Ferenczi. He has lectured on the life and work of Otto Rank at the 3rd World Congress on Existential Psychology (2023) in Athens, Greece; Sigmund Freud University in Vienna; Corvinus University of Budapest; George Washington University; American University; the American Psychological Association; the International Psychoanalytical Association; the Sigmund Freud Museum in Vienna; The Program for Hermeneutics and Cultural Studies at Bar-Ilan University, Israel; the University of Athens Medical School, Greece; the International Institute of Existential and Humanistic Psychology, Beijing; the William Alanson White Institute, New York; the Indiana Society for Psychoanalytic Thought in Indianapolis; the Existential-Humanistic Institute, San Francisco; and the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work in Philadelphia.

He has published in The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Times of Israel (Tel Aviv), and The New European (London). During academic year 2015–2016, he was the inaugural International Chair of Public Leadership at the National University of Public Service in Budapest, Hungary. In 2016, he resigned his chair in protest against the corruption of the Orbán regime. His articles have appeared in peer-reviewed journals in the US, the UK and, in translation, in Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, and Spain. His latest article, Discovering the Existential Unconscious: Rollo May Encounters Otto Rank (The Humanistic Psychologist, 2023) has been published in translation in Chinese and Russian, and is now being translated into Greek, Turkish and Hungarian. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology (US), founded by Abraham Maslow.

He edited and introduced Otto Rank’s A Psychology of Difference: The American Lectures and co-edited, with E. J. Lieberman, The Letters of Sigmund Freud and Otto Rank: Inside Psychoanalysis.

Steffen Krüger

Steffen Krüger is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Media and Communication, and Head of the Screen Cultures MA programme and research initiative, both at the University of Oslo. He has authored numerous articles and book chapters in the interdisciplinary field of psychoanalysis and psychosocial studies, media and cultural studies as well as critical theory. He is contributing editor at Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society and The Journal of Psychosocial Studies.

He edited and introduced Otto Rank’s A Psychology of Difference: The American Lectures and co-edited, with E. J. Lieberman, The Letters of Sigmund Freud and Otto Rank: Inside Psychoanalysis.

Joachim Küchenhoff

I have found the publishing concept highly attractive, I feel at home in the family of many other well-known authors and I am happy to realise that psychotherapy as a whole and psychoanalysis in particular are well represented.

Joachim Küchenhoff, MD, is a psychoanalyst and member of the International Psychoanalytical Association and of the Swiss and German psychoanalytic societies. He is a specialist in psychiatry/psychotherapy and in psychosomatic medicine, professor emeritus at Basel University and visiting professor at the International Psychoanalytic University (IPU) Berlin. He worked as the medical director of the department of adult psychiatry in the canton Baselland, Switzerland, from 2007 to 2018. He was editor-in-chief of the Swiss Archives of Neurology, Psychiatry and Psychotherapy until 2022 and chair of the supervisory board at the IPU Berlin.

He has written seventeen academic books and in addition has edited twenty-four academic volumes. He has published widely, especially on psychoanalytic topics. The full list of his publications can be found via his homepage ( He is especially interested in psychoanalytic transdisciplinary research, and, thus, has collaborated intensively with philosophical, cultural, and literary scholars. His scientific work centres on the psychoanalytic approach to severe psychic disorders in psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine and on the subjective body experience (body image).

Steven Kuchuck

Steven Kuchuck, LCSW is a faculty member, supervisor, Board member, and co-director of curriculum for the adult training program in psychoanalysis at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies and faculty, Stephen Mitchell Center for Relational Studies. He is Editor-in-Chief of Psychoanalytic Perspectives. scholars. His scientific work centres on the psychoanalytic approach to severe psychic disorders in psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine and on the subjective body experience (body image).

Jennifer Langham


I was drawn to the Phoenix Publishing House because of the warmth and receptivity of its founder, Kate Pearce, the integrity of the organization, and the superior quality of its publications.

Jennifer Langham, PhD, FIPA, is president of The Psychoanalytic Center of California (PCC), where she is a training and supervising analyst. As a senior faculty member at PCC, she teaches courses in Kleinian theory and technique in the Core Training Program and the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program. Having come to the world of psychoanalysis from a career as a professional cellist, Dr Langham also serves as clinical consultant to the Colburn School Conservatory of Music in downtown Los Angeles. She maintains a private practice in Beverly Hills with adults, couples, and adolescents and has a specialty in treating the performing artist.

Paul J. Leslie


I chose to publish with Phoenix Publishing House because of the help and  guidance that Phoenix gives its authors. Their attention to the needs of their authors and their dedication to ensuring the highest quality product made it a very easy choice for me.

Dr. Paul J. Leslie is a psychotherapist, researcher, trainer, and author in Aiken, South Carolina. He specialises in resource-directed approaches to working with individuals and families. Paul is a licensed therapist in the states of Georgia and South Carolina, and a National Board Certified Fellow in Hypnotherapy. He has a doctorate in Counseling Psychology and is presently the coordinator of the psychology program at Aiken Technical College. He has authored nine books including Transforming Themes: Creative Perspectives on Therapeutic Interaction and Potential not Pathology: Helping Your Clients Transform Using Ericksonian Psychotherapy. Paul is a popular trainer of mental health professionals in the areas of solution-based therapies, Ericksonian hypnosis, and creative therapy applications. His website is

David P. Levine

I chose to publish with Phoenix because I am confident from my past experience with Kate Pearce that her association with it will make Phoenix an author-friendly press dedicated to the publication of high quality work in psychoanalysis.

David P. Levine is emeritus professor in the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. He holds a PhD in economics from Yale University and a Certificate in Psychoanalytic Scholarship from the Colorado Center for Psychoanalytic Studies. He has published extensively in the fields of economics, political economy, and psychoanalysis. In the field of psychoanalysis, he has published books on work, creativity, ethics, and politics. His most recent publication is Dark Fantasy: Regressive Movements and the Search for Meaning in Politics. He currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Howard B. Levine

Howard B. Levine is a member of APSA, PINE, the Contemporary Freudian Society, on the faculty of the NYU Post-Doc Contemporary Freudian track, on the editorial board of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Inquiry, editor-in-chief of the Routledge Wilfred Bion Studies Book Series, and in private practice in Brookline, Massachusetts. He has authored many articles, book chapters, and reviews on psychoanalytic process and technique and the treatment of primitive personality disorders. His co-edited books include Unrepresented States and the Construction of Meaning (Karnac, 2013); On Freud’s Screen Memories (Karnac, 2014); The Wilfred Bion Tradition (Karnac 2016); Bion in Brazil (Karnac, 2017), and Andre Green Revisited: Representation and the Work of the Negative (Karnac, 2018). He is the author of Transformations de l’Irreprésentable (Ithaque, 2019) and the forthcoming Between the Silence and the Cry (Routledge).

Rocco Lo Bosco

Rocco Lo Bosco is a teacher and author of fiction and nonfiction. Previous titles include Staying Sane in Crazy Town: A Monologue of Rude Wisdom, and a children’s book, The Rainbow’s Argument.

Jeanne Magagna


As an editor I have worked for many years with Kate Pearce who heads Phoenix Publishing House. I have found her very helpful, efficient, and creative. It is for this reason I chose to publish with Phoenix.

Dr Jeanne Magagna aims to help people observe the deeper aspects of infants’ personalities in order that infants can be better understood and have more rights to good parenting. She has edited or co-edited: Intimate Transformations, The Silent Child, Creativity and Psychotic State, Psychotherapy with Families, Universals of Psychoanalysis, and Being Present for Your Nursery Age Child, all of which show how careful observation and empathic understanding of infants and children, and collaboration with and support for parents, can ensure babies’ rights to good parental care. Previously a Head Start teacher, university teacher, and special educator, she was then head of Psychotherapy Services at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and was a consultant psychotherapist in Ellern Mede Centre for Eating Disorders in London. Jeanne is a child and adolescent psychotherapist (PhD level), family psychotherapist, and adult psychotherapist, trained at the Tavistock Clinic in London. Previously coordinator of training, she currently teaches at the Centro Studi Martha Harris Tavistock model trainings in Florence and Venice, Italy. She is in private practice in London as a child, adult and family therapist, as well as consulting, publishing, and teaching worldwide.

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Stefan Marianski


It is an honour to be associated with an independent publisher with psychoanalysis at its heart. Phoenix was a natural choice for us: Kate Pearce and Fernando Marques have had a long-standing relationship with the Freud Museum and it is great to be able to continue that legacy.

Stefan Marianski is education manager at the Freud Museum, where he works with young people to engage them with psychoanalytic thought. He has organised a number of events and conferences on psychoanalytic themes, and has written and lectured on dreams, sexuality, anthropology, surrealism, and masculinity. He is also a member of the Psychosis Therapy Project, which provides low-cost psychoanalytic psychotherapy for people experiencing psychosis.

Corinne Masur


I chose to publish my latest book with Phoenix Publishing House following a recommendation from a close colleague, a distinguished American psychoanalyst and author of many, many books, who told me that his best experience in the publishing world has been with the founders of Phoenix.

Dr Corinne Masur is a licensed clinical psychologist, a child and adult psychoanalyst, an associate supervising child analyst, and an adult supervising psychoanalyst at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia (PCOP). She has been in private practice, seeing mothers and infants, children of all ages, and adults for over thirty-five years. She is the co-director of The Parent Child Center and a founder of the Philadelphia Center for Psychoanalytic Education (PCPE) and The Philadelphia Declaration of Play, an organisation which advocates for the right of all children to have access to free, imaginative play. She is a member of The Difficult Cases Study Group at PCOP and The Child Relational Study Group of The Institute for Relational Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis (IRPP). She is author of the blog Thoughtful Parenting ( and she has written, lectured, and taught on a variety of subjects including early childhood bereavement, mourning, the denial of death in psychoanalysts and psychotherapists, child development, the development of trust in childhood, the effect of divorce on children, and is the author of Flirting With Death: Psychoanalysts Consider Mortality. She is on the faculty at PCOP and is a three-time recipient of the J. Alexis Burland Award for excellence in teaching.

Corinne Masur won the 2021 Gradiva Award for her book Finding the Piggle.

Listen to Corinne Masur talking to Dr. Dave on Shrink Rap Radio about Finding the Piggle.

Read her blog on Finding the Piggle.

Elizabeth Wilde McCormick

Elizabeth Wilde McCormick has worked as a psychotherapist for over forty years in both private and national health settings. She was, with Nigel Wellings, a director of training at The Centre for Transpersonal Psychology and she is a founder member and currently a trustee of the Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy. Liz is also a teacher, trainer, and writer with a long-standing interest in the interface between psychotherapy and mindfulness. She is the author of a number of bestselling psychological self-help books, two novels, and two books with Nigel Wellings, Transpersonal Psychotherapy Theory and Practice and Nothing To Lose: Psychotherapy, Buddhism and Living Life.

Francis McGivern

Dr Francis McGivern is a counselling psychologist chartered by the Psychological Society of Ireland. He works both in the public sector within a Higher Education Institute as well as running a small private practice. He has over 20 years’ experience providing psychotherapy to adults and adolescents.

Ajit Menon

Ajit Menon is a business psychologist and consultant with many years of experience consulting to organisations of all sizes and complexities. He started his career in India, and then subsequently moved to the UK where he worked as an organisation development consultant in the financial services. Over his career he has consulted to a range of organisations from banks, media, insurance, private equity to criminal justice and government. Ajit is the co-founder of Blacklight Advisory Ltd, a specialist organisational consultancy to a diverse range of clients. He specialises in organisational culture and works with leaders to create an environment to support businesses to thrive and adapt to their changing contexts. This interest came from his early research into culture in diasporic communities in Kenya. Ajit has been visiting faculty on organisation development and consultancy at the London School of Economics and the Tavistock and Portman. His passion is working with leaders to solve complex organisational problems related to culture and behavioural change.

Bozena Merrick

Phoenix has published a number of books in the field of psychotherapy, including child psychotherapy. It is a privilege to have our book published alongside the authors we know and respect.

Bozena Merrick, MSc, UKCP, CPC, is the Founder of Terapia, Training in Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy and Counselling. She is also the visionary behind Terapia Centre for Young People and Children and the Bothy restoration project. Bozena has over 35 years of experience in working with children, adolescents, adults and groups as a psychotherapist, counsellor, clinical supervisor, trainer, lecturer and group facilitator. She gained her MSc in Clinical Psychology abroad and has a background in psychiatric settings and social work. Bozena is the Founder of Child Psychotherapy Council (CPC) and has over 20 year experience in Child Psychotherapy regulation through her work for United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

Luca Mingarelli

Luca Mingarelli

Luca Mingarelli is chairman of the Foundation Rosa dei Venti no profit. He is a social entrepreneur, psychotherapist (ECP,WCP) and organisational consultant. Since 1997, he is founder and director of Therapeutic Communities for Adolescents. He has worked in University La Bicocca Milan holding workshops. He is also past President and now Associate President of Il NODO Group Association and an OPUS member. He is founder and board member of the International Network Therapeutic Communities (INDTC) and of Mito&Realtà Association with the role of national convener of therapeutic communities for adolescents. He has been director and/or consultant of several international Group Relation Conferences (Italy, Peru, UK, USA, etc.) and of ten “Learning from Action” workshops. He has been a basketball coach and is member of the Order of Journalists. He has written several books on therapeutic communities for adolescents.

Alison Miller

Alison Miller is a retired clinical psychologist, who practised in Victoria, BC, Canada for over forty years, and specialised in work with survivors of ritual abuse and mind control for the last twenty-five years. She is the author of two previous books on that subject, and has contributed to various edited collections and journals.

Phil Mollon

Phil Mollon, PhD, is a psychoanalyst, clinical psychologist, and energy psychotherapist. He is well-known as a writer and speaker on topics including shame, trauma, dissociation, self-psychology, and EMDR – and has pioneered the development of Psychoanalytic Energy Psychotherapy. With 40 years of clinical experience, in both the British National Health Service and private practice, he has explored many different approaches, always seeking better ways of helping those who are troubled with mental health problems. His work remains rooted in psychoanalysis, whilst also incorporating neurobiological, cognitive, and energetic perspectives.

Aodhán Moran

Aodhán Moran has one foot in psychology and the other in technology. Starting his career in tech and e-commerce, Aodhán worked various roles in start-ups and scale-ups across Galway, San Francisco, and Toronto before pursuing a career in clinical psychology.

Aodhán is a certified executive coach through Dr Simon Western’s Ecoleadership Institute. His practice is grounded in the analytic-network systems psychodynamic lens, which he uses to coach young entrepreneurs toward self-awareness in their work.

As a student of group relations since 2019, Aodhán has attended multiple group relations- style conferences in member, trainee consultant, and staff roles, including The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations’ Leicester Conference. Aodhán draws on Carl Jung, Joseph Campbell, Jonathan Pageau, René Girard, Simon Western, and others in his explorations of individual and group dynamics.

Aodhán is particularly interested in the intersection of psychology, mythology, and religion, and how these areas can inform our understanding of individual and group behaviour.

David Morgan

I chose Phoenix because they offer a really personal approach, as a new publishing house they offer their authors something fresh. They have a wide range of experience and interest.

David Morgan is a consultant psychotherapist and psychoanalyst fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society. He is also a training analyst supervisor at the British Psychoanalytic Association, and a lecturer recognised nationally and internationally. He co-edited Violence, Delinquency and Perversion (2007) and authored many publications and chapters, most recently ‘Inflammatory Projective Identification in Political and Economic Terrorism’ in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (2018), as well as ‘The Return of the Oppressed’, a speech given at the Warsaw EPF Conference (2018). He is currently a Director of Public Interest Psychology Ltd as well as a member of the IPA committee on Humanitarian Organisations. He is the chair of The Political Mind Seminars and of Frontier Psychoanalyst, a radio broadcast series on Resonance FM.

Janet Moursund

Janet Moursund, PhD, is a retired psychotherapist and professor of counselling psychology. Originally trained in educational psychology, she brings to the practice of psychotherapy a grounding in learning theory as well as years of experience as a therapist and a teacher. She is the founder of the Center for Community Counseling (formerly Aslan House), a no/low-cost counselling centre staffed by professional volunteers from the Eugene, Oregon counselling community. She is the author or co-author of eight books, on topics ranging from statistics to personality theory, and before her retirement practiced as a licensed clinical therapist and served as departmental coordinator of the counselling psychology program at the University of Oregon.

Clara Mucci

Clara Mucci is a psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapist practising in Milan and Pescara, Italy. She is Full Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Chieti, where she taught English Literature and Shakespearean Drama. She received a PhD from Emory University, Atlanta, and was a fellow in 2005–2006 at the Institute of Personality Disorder, New York, directed by Otto Kernberg. The author of several monographs on Shakespeare, psychoanalysis, and literary theory, she has taught in London (Westminster College), Atlanta, and New York (Hunter College).
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Claudia Nagel


Phoenix, with a great range of books in the field of psycho- and sociodynamics, is a prime marketplace for leading authors in our discipline.

Prof. Dr. Claudia Nagel is a consultant, coach, author, and senior advisor to international organizations and their board members. She is full Professor at the VU Amsterdam University holding a chair on change and identity. As an economist (MBA), organisational psychologist (PhD) and chartered psychoanalyst (ISAP), Claudia is an expert on strategic management, leadership, and change processes. She runs her own consulting business, Nagel & Company. Claudia is president of ISPSO and top executive coach for CoachSource. She talks and publishes extensively on behavioural strategy and the psychodynamics of strategy, leadership, and change, and is author of Psychodynamic Coaching (2020, Routledge).

Luca Nicoli

When I learned that Phoenix Publishing House was founded by Kate Pearce, with whom I had pleasantly collaborated as an author at Karnac Books, together with Stefano Bolognini, we decided that this would be our first choice.

Luca Nicoli is a full member of the Italian Psychoanalytic Society (SPI) and the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA). He was formerly adjunct professor at the Faculty of Psychology, University of Parma, and is currently a lecturer at the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna Specialisation School of Psychotherapy. He has been an editorial member of the Italian Journal of Psychoanalysis, and is currently a reviewer for the International Journal of Psychoanalysis. He has published in Italian and international scientific journals, as well as several psychoanalytic books. The popular book The New Analyst’s Guide to the Galaxy: Questions about Contemporary Psychoanalysis, co-written with Antonino Ferro (Karnac, 2017), has been translated into five languages.

Monique Notice

Monique Notice, MA, MBACP (Accred), is a psychotherapist in private practice with a very diverse demographic for short- or long-term psychotherapy. She has a background in nursing (RGN) and completed her master’s degree in psychodynamic therapy in 2012. In 2013, she became an accredited member of the BACP. She previously worked in an alcohol and drug agency that provide one-to-one and group therapy to people struggling with addictions. She joined the TAIP research group in 2012.

Rui Oliveira

Rui Aragão Oliveira

Phoenix is the obvious choice as they are small enough to offer personalised care for you and your publications, yet big enough to support a vast depth of good quality writing.

Rui Aragão Oliveira is a full member and supervising analyst of the Portuguese Psychoanalytical Society (PPS) and International Psychoanalytical Association. He is the director of the training committee of the PPS, past president of the PPS, past editor-in-chief of the Portuguese Psychoanalytical Review, and past editor of Psychoanalysis Today. He teaches at the Psychoanalytical Institute in Lisbon and has been working with clinical groups for the IPA with the three level model. He has published on the theory of technique, paternal function, and clinical issues.

Mary Kay O'Neil


I chose Phoenix Publishing House primarily because of my positive experience working with Kate Pearce on my books with Salman Akhtar. She was an excellent editor, gentle and congenial. I was also impressed with the fact that as a woman she had founded her own publishing company and wanted to continue to work with her.

Mary Kay O’Neil, PhD, is a supervising and training psychoanalyst and registered psychologist in private practice in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Trained at the Toronto Institute of Psychoanalysis, she received her PhD from the University of Toronto and was an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry. Currently, she is president of the North American Psychoanalytic Confederation (NAPsaC), a member of the board of the Toronto Psychoanalytic Society, and on the faculty of the Toronto Institute. Formerly, she served as director of the Canadian Institute of Psychoanalysis (Quebec English), Montreal, and was a North American representative on the board of the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA). In addition, she was a member of a number of IPA committees, including ethics and publications and also on the editorial board of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis. Author of The Unsung Psychoanalyst: The Quiet Influence of Ruth Easser, she co-edited seven other books and has contributed numerous journal articles as well as chapters and book reviews. Her research includes studies of depression, young adult development, sole-support mothers, the analyst as art collector, post-termination contact, and psychoanalytic ethics. Toronto and Montreal Foundations have funded her research activities.

Mary Kay’s new book on mothering alone will be released in 2022 and more details will follow closer to publication.

Candace Orcutt

Candace Orcutt, MA, PhD, holds a doctorate in Clinical Social Work, and is a certified psychoanalyst and widely published author. She worked for twenty years as an associate of James F. Masterson.

Ingrid Pedroni


Phoenix Publishing House’s editorial policy has been extremely encouraging and supportive in accompanying the realisation of my book. Kate Pearce’s reading of my manuscript has been a source of valuable suggestions and the accurate editorial revision has been a great help signalling the need to simplify some expressions and make them clearer.

Ingrid Pedroni worked in the training activities of a major trade union in Italy and then as an economic analyst engaged in evaluating economic interdependence and international development scenarios in the planning division of an Italian state company. In the 1990s, she started her training as a family psychotherapist and as a child and adolescent analyst at the Institute for Infancy Neuropsychiatry at the Rome University La Sapienza. She is in private practice as a relational and self-psychology analyst. She is a member of the International Association of Relational Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, the International Association of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology, and ISIPSÉ, the Italian institute for psychoanalytic self psychology and relational psychoanalysis. From 2005 until 2011 she was president of ISIPSÉ School for psychotherapy, where she is still Faculty member supervising analyst in Rome and Milan teaching self psychology and transcultural psychotherapy. She is past president of Vivere Altrove, an association of professionals, psychotherapists, anthropologists, social assistants, and mediators, operating in the field of intercultural interventions that for some years cooperated with the United Nations Organization for Migration.

Adam Phillips

Adam Phillips is a psychoanalyst and a visiting professor in the English Department at the University of York. He is the author of several well-known volumes, all widely acclaimed, including On Kissing, Tickling and Being Bored, Going Sane, Side Effects and recently On Kindness, co-written with historian Barbara Taylor, On Balance, Missing Out and One Way and Another.

David Pilgrim


I came across A Deeper Cut and was so impressed that we can now explore psychological phenomena in depth in their full social context. That confidence has been lost from view too often in recent years in academic life.

David Pilgrim, PhD, is Honorary Professor of Health and Social Policy at the University of Liverpool and Visiting Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Southampton. Now semi-retired, he trained and worked in the NHS as a clinical psychologist before completing a PhD in psychology and then a Masters in sociology. With this mixed background, his career was split then between clinical work, teaching and mental health policy research. He remains active in the Division of Clinical Psychology and the History and Philosophy Section of the British Psychological Society, and was Chair of the latter between 2015 and 2018.

His publications include Understanding Mental Health: A Critical Realist Exploration (Routledge, 2015) and Key Concepts in Mental Health (5th edition, Sage, 2019). Others include A Sociology of Mental Health and Illness (Open University Press, 2005 – winner of the 2006 BMA Medical Book of the Year Award), Mental Health Policy in Britain (Palgrave, 2002) and Mental Health and Inequality (Palgrave, 2003) (all with Anne Rogers).  His recent books are Child Sexual Abuse: Moral Panic or State of Denial? (Routledge, 2018) and Critical Realism for Psychologists (Routledge, 2020).

James Poulton

We chose Phoenix Publishing House because we knew from Kate Pearce’s and Fernando Marques’ work at Karnac that we and our manuscript would be in good hands.

Dr James Poulton is a psychologist in private practice in Salt Lake City, Utah, an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Psychology at the University of Utah, and a member of the national faculty of the International Psychotherapy Institute (IPI), based in Washington, DC. He currently serves on the Steering Committee for IPI’s Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program, is the chair of its Curriculum Committee, and is the past co-director of its Salt Lake City Chapter. He has written numerous articles and chapters on psychological treatment and theory, and is the author of Object Relations and Relationality in Couple Therapy: Exploring the Middle Ground and co-author of Internalization: The Origin and Construction of Internal Reality. He has also co-authored two books on the history of art in the American West: LeConte Stewart: Masterworks and Painters of Grand Teton National Park.

Anne Power

Anne Power has an MA in History and was a nurse before studying attachment theory at The Bowlby Centre. After qualifying in couples work with Relate she trained in emotionally focused couple therapy (EFT). She has published papers on attachment and one book Forced Endings: Attachment and Loss in Retirement. She has contributed to oral history projects and sees her interviewing and story-collecting as borrowing from that tradition. After working for twenty-five years with clients in difficulty, she wanted to hear from contented couples.

In 2024, Anne delivered a hugely popular TEDx talk about attachment: Attachment theory is the science of love.

Otto Rank

Otto Rank was an Austrian psychoanalyst, writer, and philosopher. Freud considered Rank to be the most brilliant of his disciples. With access to the master’s most intimate thoughts and feelings, Rank contributed two chapters to The Interpretation of Dreams in 1914. His name would appear below Freud’s on the title page for the next fifteen years.

In the wake of Freud’s rage against the preoedipal thesis of The Trauma of Birth (1924), which proposed the heresy that mothers are just as powerful as fathers, those Rank had trained as analysts in Vienna were required to be re-analysed by Freudians in order to retain their credentials. Co-creator of the psychoanalytic movement with Freud, Rank was now anathema. His enemies in the inner circle, especially Ernest Jones, ‘fell on him like dogs,’ said Helene Deutsch, an early analyst.

For almost a century, Rank has been vilified, ignored, or simply forgotten by the psychoanalytic establishment. But with the publication in 1973 of Ernest Becker’s Pulitzer-Prize-winning The Denial of Death, Rank’s fortunes began to change dramatically. Single-handedly, Becker brought Rank back from the dead, making a powerful case that Rank was the most brilliant mind in Freud’s circle, with more insight into human nature than even the master himself.

If the twentieth century was Freud’s, the twenty-first century, as Becker predicted fifty years ago, is shaping up to be that of Rank, ‘the brooding genius waiting in the wings,’ according to Irvin Yalom.

Roz Read

Roz Read is Programme Director of the Integrative Child Psychotherapy training at The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education and a UKCP-registered integrative child psychotherapist. With a background working in the arts, Roz has worked extensively with children and teenagers in multicultural inner-city community projects, schools, and multidisciplinary teams for over 30 years. For the past 13 years, Roz has worked with adopted, LAC, and permanently placed children and their families. She currently works within PAC-UK (formerly the Post Adoption Centre) and prior to this worked at Family Futures. Roz is also visiting lecturer and co-convenor of the Neuroscience and Attachment Workshop at the Tavistock Centre, and a freelance trainer and clinical supervisor. She has a special interest in integrating treatment approaches for developmental trauma, attachment and working with the body, and is an accredited dyadic developmental psychotherapist and somatic experiencing® practitioner.

Jan Resnick


As a specialist publisher in psychoanalysis, psychotherapy and mental health Phoenix Publishing House is an obvious choice to produce, promote and distribute my new work.

Jan Resnick has practised as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist for over 45 years. He trained in London where he was supervised by R. D. Laing, John Heaton, and Christopher Bollas. He moved from Europe to Australia in 1990 where he founded The Churchill Clinic that ran accredited professional trainings in Analytic Psychotherapy & Counselling. The founding president of the Psychotherapists & Counsellors Association of Western Australia, Jan received an Outstanding Achievement award for his contribution to the profession. He was an Editorial Advisory Board member of the national journal Psychotherapy in Australia, where he penned a regular column for over twenty years. An Advisory Board member of Blue Knot Foundation (formerly Adult Survivors of Child Abuse), Jan is also an accredited supervisor for the Royal Australian/New Zealand College of Psychiatrists in psychotherapy and supervises Developmental Paediatricians at the State Child Development Centre (West Perth).

Jan Resnick has a PhD in Psychology (psychoanalysis) based on a psychotherapeutic understanding and treatment of psychosomatic disorders. Over his career, he founded and presided over four separate mental health charities. He has over 100 publishing credits including his first published book, How Two Love: Making Your Relationship Work and Last, based on his clinical work with couples.

Jan lives with his wife Cath in Perth, Western Australia, and has six children and three grandchildren. His practice is Amygdala Consulting where he consults in psychotherapy and offers clinical supervision.

Meaning-Fullness: Developmental Psychotherapy and the Pursuit of Mental Health is Jan’s current offering. While critical of standard mental health practices, he offers a different approach that is meaningful and effective.

Eric Rhode

Eric Rhode, formerly a writer on film, became a psychotherapist in private practice, now retired. He is the author of a number of books, including Psychotic MetaphysicsPlato’s Silence: A Study in the Imagination, and Notes on the Aniconic: The Foundations of Psychology in Ontology.

Gregory C. Richter

Gregory C. Richter (PhD in Linguistics, University of California San Diego, 1982) taught German and Linguistics at Truman State University, Missouri, from 1983 to 2022. He maintains interests in formal linguistics and in translation theory. His publications include numerous translations from German, and centre on Viennese psychoanalysis. He has produced new renderings of Beyond the Pleasure Principle (2011), The Future of an Illusion (2012), and Civilization and its Discontents (2015) by Sigmund Freud, all at Broadview Press. He has also produced translations of Otto Rank’s The Incest Theme in Literature and Legend (1992), Psychology and the Soul (1998, with E. James Lieberman), and The Myth of the Birth of the Hero (2004, with E. James Lieberman), all at Johns Hopkins University Press. More recently, he served as translator for The Letters of Sigmund Freud and Otto Rank: Inside Psychoanalysis (2011, edited by E. James Lieberman and Robert Kramer), Johns Hopkins University Press. Other publications include translations of works in French and Chinese. In the past few years, he has also served as copy editor for two presses – Ex Ophidia Press and Plain Wrapper Press Redux.

Chris Robertson

Because Phoenix is about firing the curiosity of minds and using psychoanalysis – in the broad sense – to do so. That attitude is matched by their openness to allcomers.

Chris Robertson has been a psychotherapist and trainer since 1978. He was the co-creator of Borderlands and the Wisdom of Uncertainty, which in 1989 became the subject of a BBC documentary. In 1988, he co-founded Re-Vision, an integrative and transpersonal psychotherapy training with an ecopsychology component. He retired from Re-Vision in 2018. He was chair of the Climate Psychology Alliance, with which he still works.

Recent publications include:
Culture crisis: a loss of soul. In: D. Mathers (Ed.), Depth Psychology and Climate Change (2020). London: Routledge.
Climate psychology: a big idea (with Paul Hoggett). In: H. Flynn (Ed.), Four Go in Search of Big Ideas (2018). London: Social Liberal Forum.
Transformation in Troubled Times (co-editor) (2018). London: Transpersonal Press.
Climate change, despair and radical hope (co-editor). The Psychotherapist (2016).

Louis Rothschild

Heralded by a senior colleague as a home to the best editorial assistance found in contemporary psychoanalysis in addition to my lifelong attraction to the small and independent, I find myself privileged to publish here.

Louis Rothschild, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in the greater Baltimore, Maryland area. Specialising in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, his publications have ranged from quantitative to qualitative and clinical to philosophical. After obtaining his PhD at the New School for Social Research where he published on the relationship between essentialist beliefs and prejudice, he completed a fellowship at Brown University’s Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior. There, his categorical interest turned from the social to psychiatric taxonomy, focusing on the relationships between personality and chronic depression. Once in private practice, his writing returned to the intersections between critical theory, psychoanalysis, gender theory, and pop culture that piqued his interest as an undergraduate in San Francisco. Those varied interests have led to his first book Rapprochement between Fathers and Sons: Breakdowns, Reunions, Potentialities forthcoming with Phoenix in addition to a co-edited volume, Precarities of 21st Century Childhoods: Critical Explorations of Time(s), Place(s), and Identities. He is a past President of the Rhode Island local chapter of the Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychology (Division 39) of the American Psychological Association, and served as a member of the steering committee for the 38th annual spring meeting of the Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychology, which took place in New Orleans, his birthplace. There, he was able to feature one of his paintings entitled “Ghosts and Guardians”, and helped to plan and deliver a featured panel on the impact of slavery in the United States. His website is

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Jamie Ruers


It is an honour to be associated with an independent publisher with psychoanalysis at its heart. Phoenix was a natural choice for us: Kate Pearce and Fernando Marques have had a long-standing relationship with the Freud Museum and it is great to be able to continue that legacy.

Jamie Ruers is an art historian specialising in art and culture from Vienna 1900 and Surrealist art and film. She received her BA from the University of Plymouth in 2014 and her MA from Birkbeck College, University of London in 2015. She is a researcher and the events manager at the Freud Museum London where she organises talks, courses and conferences on applied psychoanalysis, typically to art, culture, and contemporary issues.

Jamie has given talks on Viennese modernism and the Surrealists at the Freud Museum London, the Austrian Cultural Forum, and is featured on documentaries such as Art & Mind (2019). She has published articles and essays on psychoanalysis, philosophy, and art in The Art Newspaper, various Freud Museum publications, and artist monographs. Freud/Lynch is her first edited book with hopefully many more to come.

Mary-Jayne Rust

Mary-Jayne Rust is an art therapist and Jungian analyst. Alongside her private practice she writes, lectures and facilitates workshops in the field of ecopsychology. In the 1980s she worked at the Women’s Therapy Centre with women with eating problems; this led to a wider interest in the roots of consumerism, the connections between body and psyche, land, and soul. Two journeys to Ladakh in the early 1990s alerted her to the seriousness of the environmental crisis, and gave her a brief glimpse of an almost intact traditional culture. On return she joined the PCSR ecopsychology group. This group of ten therapists met monthly for five years, discussing theory and exploring the practice of ecopsychology. She grew up beside the sea and is wild about swimming. Now she lives and works beside ancient woodland in North London.

Jane Ryan

Jane Ryan trained as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in the early 1990s. She is the founder and director of Confer, an independent organisation that provides cutting-edge continuing professional development for psychotherapists and medical doctors. It also aims to provide a non-partisan space for the exchange of views between approaches.

Adah Sachs

Adah Sachs has worked for many years as a psychotherapist in psychiatric hospitals, first at St Clements (the Royal London Hospital) and then at Huntercombe Manor, a special hospital for adolescents. She is a visiting lecturer and a training supervisor at the Centre for Child Mental Health and at the Centre for Attachment-based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, as well as in her private practice.

Jani Santamaría

To publish with Phoenix brings me joy and hope. I am convinced that life always offers us opportunities to be reborn, we all have lived experiences in which we died, metaphorically speaking, and are re-born, like the phoenix. I celebrate this name for a Publishing House because it transmits a message of life that we should always keep in mind while we are writing.

Jani Santamaría is a Training Analyst and Supervisor of Child and Adolescents of the Mexican Psychoanalytic Association (APM); Latin American Board Member of the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA ) 2019-2023; Director of the A. Santamaría Psicoanálisis México A. C. Educational Association; Chair of the International Bion Conference Mexico City, 2022; Chair of the Latin-American Winnicott Congress, Mexico City, 2017; Former Director of Community and Culture for FEPAL (2016-2018); and a member of the International Advisory Committee: Routledge Bion Studies Book Series. She has a private practice of child and adult psychoanalysis in Mexico City and has authored many national and international articles, book chapters, and reviews.

Nina Savelle-Rocklin

I appreciate how Phoenix makes psychoanalytic principles and ideas available to readers, especially during a time when the impact of Covid, political strife, war, financial insecurity, and social unrest, as well as the exigencies of everyday life, have compromised the mental health of so many people. The roster of books at Phoenix speaks to the reality that intellectual curiosity is alive and well, and offers a paradigm in which differing perspectives can facilitate conversation rather than division (which, given these strange times, gives me hope for humanity).

Nina Savelle-Rocklin, Psy.D. is a Los Angeles-based psychoanalyst specialising in eating disorders. She is the author of Food for Thought: Perspectives on Eating Disorders and The Binge Cure: 7 Steps to Outsmart Emotional Eating. She also co-edited (with Salman Akhtar) Beyond the Primal Addiction. She has written articles and book chapters on binge eating, bulimia, and mistrust as it pertains to eating disorders, as well as on the origins and fundamentals of psychoanalysis. She is regularly featured in podcasts, radio shows, print media, and online summits throughout the globe. She hosts The Dr. Nina Show radio program on LA Talk Radio. Her TEDx talk is ‘Why Binge Eating is NOT about Food’.

David E. Scharff

David E. Scharff, MD, editor-in-chief, Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in China; co-founder, former Director, and Chair of the Board, The International Psychotherapy Institute; Chair, the International Psychoanalytical Association’s Committee on Family and Couple Psychoanalysis; Director, Continuous Training Program in Couple and Family Psychoanalytic Therapy, Beijing; author and editor of more than 30 books, including Psychoanalysis in China (with Sverre Varvin); Psychoanalytic Couple Therapy (with Jill Scharff); Enrique Pichon-Riviere: Pioneer of the Link (with Roberto Losso and Lea Setton); and Family and Couple Psychoanalysis: A Global Perspective (with Elizabeth Palacios).

Regine Scholz

Regine Scholz, Dr. Phil., is training director and board member of the International Dialogue Initiative, and a group analyst. Since 1987, she has worked in private practice, specializing in individual and collective trauma. As board member (2010–2017) of the Group Analytic Society International (GASI) she organized its international summer schools (Belgrade 2013, Prague 2015, Athens 2016). She also is the co-organizer of five conferences so far on the heritage of Auschwitz, “Voices after Auschwitz”. A founding member of the German Society for Group Analysis and Group Psychotherapy (D3G), Dr. Scholz is a supervisor and training analyst of D3G and member of the editorial board of the journal Group Analysis.

Harvey Schwartz

Phoenix Publishing House brings together deep experience in the publishing world along with the enthusiasm and personal commitment of the ‘new kid on the block’ – a terrific combination. 
Very exciting projects to look forward to from Phoenix.

Dr Harvey Schwartz is a training and supervising analyst at the Psychoanalytic Association of New York (PANY) and at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia (PCOP). He currently serves as the chair of the International Psychoanalytical Association in Health committee. He is a contributor to and (co)editor of four books including Psychodynamic Concepts in General Psychiatry and Illness in the Analyst: Implications for the Treatment Relationship. He is the producer of the IPA podcast Psychoanalysis On and Off the Couch and is the founder of the Jewish Thought and Psychoanalysis lecture series and website.

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Dhwani Shah

I chose to publish with Phoenix Publishing House because of its reputation for being independent, creative, and collaborative with their authors. I also deeply respect the psychoanalysts who have chosen Phoenix for their upcoming books.

Dhwani Shah, MD, is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst currently practising in Princeton, NJ. He is a clinical associate faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a faculty member at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. He completed his residency in psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine where he was chief resident and completed a fellowship in treatment resistant mood disorders at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is the recipient of several awards, including the University of Pennsylvania PENN Pearls Teaching Award for excellence in clinical medical education, the University of Pennsylvania residency education Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Award, and the Laughlin Merit Award for professional achievement. He has authored articles on topics ranging from neuroscience, mood disorders, and psychoanalysis, and is the author of The Analyst’s Torment: Unbearable Mental States in Countertransference.

Edward R. Shapiro

After glowing recommendations from valued colleagues, I found Phoenix to be as receptive and resourceful as my colleagues had indicated and Kate Pearce to be warm, enthusiastic, and sophisticated.

Edward R. Shapiro, MD, was the Medical Director/CEO of the Austen Riggs Center from 1991 to 2011. A board-certified psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, family researcher, and organisational consultant, he is also Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine and Principal of the Boswell Group.

A founding member of the Psychoanalytic Society and Institute of the Berkshires, Dr Shapiro is a training and supervising analyst. An organisational consultant for over thirty-five years, Dr Shapiro has consulted with hospitals, mental health clinics, law firms, and family businesses.

He has published over fifty articles and book chapters on human and organisational development, family functioning, and personality disorders, presenting papers in this country and abroad. His book (with A. W. Carr), Lost in Familiar Places: Creating New Connections between the Individual and Society, was published by Yale University Press as was his edited book, The Inner World in the Outer World.

A distinguished life fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, he is also a fellow of the A. K. Rice Institute and the American College of Psychoanalysis. Dr Shapiro has received the Felix and Helene Deutsch Scientific Award from the Boston Psychoanalytic Society, the Research Prize from the Society for Family Therapy and Research, and the Philip Isenberg Teaching Award from McLean Hospital. In 2007, he was named Outstanding Psychiatrist for Advancement of the Profession by the Massachusetts Psychiatric Association and since 2011 has been on US News & World Report’s list of “Top Doctors”.

Listen here to Dr Shapiro talking about the inspiration behind his book in Episode 25 of the IPA Off the Couch podcasts: Citizenship and the Psychoanalyst with Edward R. Shapiro M.D.

Visit his website to learn more about Ed and his work.

Batya Shoshani

Michael and I have published in the past quite a few of our works, and from our first contact with Phoenix we have come to like them for their kind and warm reception, and for their being so effective and standing by their words. We appreciate and like the fact that this it not one of the giant publishing houses, and we find a merit in them being a new and open place for authors. Our colleagues whom we consulted about joining the Phoenix house, including Prof. Salman Akhtar MD, were all very enthusiastic and recommended them highly. We are happy with our choice.

Batya Shoshani, PhD, a Fullbright scholar, is a training and supervising psychoanalyst and a professor of clinical social work at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (retired), with vast experience in teaching and supervision in social work, psychotherapy, and psychoanalysis. She is a founding member and the chair of the training committee at The Tel Aviv Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis. She has been a senior consultant for public services dealing with children, adolescents, battered women, and delinquent youth. She is interested in interdisciplinary studies in psychoanalysis, weaving clinical knowledge with philosophy, literature, and art. In addition, Batya has shown great interest in the particular theory and technique of perversions alongside Michael Shoshani, Psy.D., and has written numerous articles regarding these subjects.

Michael Shoshani

Batya and I have published in the past quite a few of our works, and from our first contact with Phoenix we have come to like them for their kind and warm reception, and for their being so effective and standing by their words. We appreciate and like the fact that this it not one of the giant publishing houses, and we find a merit in them being a new and open place for authors. Our colleagues whom we consulted about joining the Phoenix house, including Prof. Salman Akhtar MD, were all very enthusiastic and recommended them highly. We are happy with our choice.

Michael Shoshani, Psy.D., MBA, a Fullbright scholar, is a senior clinical psychologist and a training and supervising psychoanalyst. He is the founding chair and a faculty member of The Tel Aviv Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis. He is a faculty member and supervisor at the New York University Postdoc Program for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, and an active member of the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) and the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA). For three decades, he has treated patients, taught students, and supervised clinicians. He has lectured for many years at Tel Aviv University and Bar Illan University, in the postgraduate programs of psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and has run workshops for many groups of professionals in Israel, the USA, Turkey, and Romania. His main interest is the clinical theories relating to the therapy and analysis of narcissistic and perverse character pathology, as well as in interdisciplinary studies in psychoanalysis, weaving clinical knowledge with philosophy, literature, and art. He is the author of the book Dare to be Human? A Psychoanalytic Journey, and has published numerous articles on these subjects.

Barry R. Silverstein

Kate Pearce and Phoenix Publishing House were recommended to me by a highly respected author of Freud history. His advice was golden. Kate was welcoming and encouraging. She understood what I was trying to accomplish in my first draft manuscript and offered inciteful editorial suggestions.

Barry R. Silverstein is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Psychology, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ. His early research as a developmental psychologist produced the book (with Ronald Krate) Children of the Dark Ghetto: A Developmental Psychology (Praeger, 1975), a study of the development of minority, inner-city children that is still widely cited. As an independent Freud researcher for more than forty years, he has published on the history of psychoanalysis in the journals: The Psychoanalytic ReviewAmerican ImagoThe Annual of PsychoanalysisAmerican PsychologistPsych CRITIQUESThe Journal of Psychohistory, and Psychological Reports. His Freud studies essays have been published in the volumes: Freud: Appraisals and Reappraisals: Contributions to Freud Studies, Vol. 1 (The Analytic Press, 1986), and Sigmund Freud: Critical Assessments (Routledge, 1989). His invited essay on the origins and history of psychoanalysis was published in The Freud Encyclopedia, Theory, Therapy, and Culture (Routledge, 2002). He authored the book: What was Freud Thinking? A Short Historical Introduction to Freud’s Theories and Therapies (Kendall-Hunt, 2003). He was a frequently invited reviewer for the journal, Psychoanalytic Books.

Read Barry R. Silverstein’s blog post discussing his motivations for writing The Evolution of Freud, touching on the legacy of the father of psychoanalysis and the confusion that remains around his thoughts on the mind-body relationship.

Valerie Sinason

Valerie Sinason is a poet, writer, child psychotherapist and adult psychoanalyst. She is Founder Director of the Clinic for Dissociative Studies and President of the Institute for Psychotherapy. She is an Honorary Consultant Psychotherapist at the University of Cape Town Child Guidance Clinic and Chair of Trustees of the First People Centre, New Bethesda, South Africa. She is a Patron of Dorset Action on Abuse (DAA), editor of Trauma Dissociation and Multiplicity and co-editor of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy after Child abuse. She has published numerous articles and books, including two poetry collections. Valerie Sinason was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the ISSTD (International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation) in April 2016.

Jonathan Sklar


Friendly, supportive, efficient, straightforward, and a delight to work with – my new publisher Phoenix.

Dr Jonathan Sklar, MBBS, FRCPsych is an Independent training and supervising psychoanalyst of the British Psychoanalytical Society. Originally trained in psychiatry at Friern and the Royal Free Hospitals, he also trained in psychotherapy in the adult department of the Tavistock Clinic, London. For many years, he was consultant psychotherapist and head of the psychotherapy department at Addenbrooke’s and Fulbourn hospitals in Cambridge.

As well as lecturing widely across the world, he has taught psychoanalysis annually in South Africa for over ten years, and termly in Chicago for ten years until 2018, as well as regularly across Eastern Europe and in Peru.

From 2007 to 2011, he was vice president of the European Psychoanalytic Federation, with special responsibility for seminars for recently qualified analysts as well as the development of new analytic groups in East Europe. He was a board member of the International Psychoanalytical Association from 2015 to 2019. He is an honorary member of the South African Psychoanalytic Society and the Serbian Psychoanalytic Society, and established and chaired the Independent Psychoanalytic Trust.

He works in analytic practice in London.

Martin Stanton

Kate Pearce and Phoenix Publishing House truly live up to their mission statement that their books ‘fire the mind’. I was searching with little hope for a publisher prepared to take on board a trilogy which aims to ‘fire’ dead wood in contemporary psychology. I wanted to set ablaze the self-satisfied, overthought, over-confidence of CBT, as well as to sack a concomitant elite in contemporary depth psychology, which claimed exclusive clinical authority over remarkable cultural movements like Dadaism, Surrealism, Existentialism and Situationism that still ‘fire’ contemporary psychoanalysis with a Phoenix spirit of free-associative enlightenment. Much to my complete surprise and delight, Kate Pearce replied to me promptly to inform me that Phoenix wanted not only to publish the first volume, but all three of my trilogy. It was one of those rare moments in life which awaken a notion of destiny. I can wholeheartedly recommend Phoenix to anyone who thinks outside the box.

Martin Stanton is a writer, teacher and psychoanalyst. He studied at Dartford Grammar School, St Antony’s College, Oxford, the University of Sussex, and the École Normale Superieure in Paris. He founded the first Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Kent in 1980. He has been a Visiting Professor at the New School for Social Research in New York City, and an Associate Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge. He founded and directed the Staff Counselling and Mediation Service at University College London in 2000, and has held senior clinical posts as a psychotherapist, counsellor, and mediator within the NHS.

He has published numerous books and articles including Outside the Dream (which was reissued in 2014), Sandor Ferenczi, and Out of Order. A review of his life and work is available on Wikipedia (

Lionel F. Stapley

Having mainly published with Karnac, which established my writing as being firmly in the systems psychodynamic field, I feel that Phoenix is the most appropriate publisher with whom I should now publish.

Lionel F. Stapley is an internationally recognised author, fellow of OPUS, organisational consultant, and psychodynamic and executive coach working with individuals, groups, and organisations in both the public and private sectors across the UK and Europe, as well as South America, China, Hong Kong, Russia, Slovenia, Poland, and Ghana.

He is also a commercially focused consultant, engaging with major public and private sector organisations at a senior level to help deliver their strategic objectives. He has a proven record of growing brand recognition and of successfully managing and developing the reputation of an international educational charity that seeks to encourage the reflective citizen.

Lionel is also a chartered fellow of both the CIPD and the CIM and a member of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations (ISPSO).

Philip Stokoe


I have chosen Phoenix for my publishers because I don’t want to be one of the hundreds of authors who are run along a conveyor belt; the experience of a relationship in which there are mutual respect and a shared ambition as well as the knowledge that I will be supported at every stage of the process makes Phoenix the obvious and happy choice.

Philip Stokoe, BSc, MSc, CQSW, FInstPsychoanal is a psychoanalyst (Fellow of the Institute of Psychoanalysis) in private practice working with adults and couples, and an organisational consultant, providing consultation to a wide range of organisations since he qualified in 1983 at the Tavistock Centre.

He was Honorary Visiting Professor, Mental Health for three years at City University, where he is helping to set up a radically new way to train mental health nurses based on psychoanalytic principles. He worked as a Consultant Social Worker in the Adult Department of the Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust between 1994 and 2012, where he was the Clinical Director of the Adult Department from 2007 to 2011. He has developed a reputation as a successful teacher and has taught and written about the application of psychoanalysis in a wide range of settings: supervision, leadership, groups, organisations, ethics, borderline disorder, adolescence, residential work, working with victims of sexual abuse, psychological services in the NHS, couple relationships, and politics.

Whilst at the Tavistock, he developed a model for understanding organisational dynamics, which has come to be called the Healthy Organisation Model. With his wife, Mary Morgan, he has developed a theory about a stage of human development that they call the “Creative Couple” state of mind.

He has a particular interest in human creativity as it relates to the development of the mind and the central role of curiosity and interest. His early experience as an actor has left him with an abiding interest in theatre, art and cinema.

Philip Stokoe’s debut book The Curiosity Drive: Our Need for Inquisitive Thinking is a 2021 Gradiva Award nominee. He recorded three talks relating to his book, Talk 1 on Human Development, Talk 2 on Working Therapeutically, and Talk 3 on the Healthy Organisation Model.

Jean Benjamin Stora


Phoenix Publishing House has great editors and the relationships are very warm and helpful; I like this publishing house.

Jean Benjamin Stora is the Honorary Dean of the Faculty of the School of Higher Commercial Studies of Paris (HEC) and a practising psychoanalyst and psychosomatist. His professional practice began in 1973 and his teaching in 1960. He chaired the Institute of Psychosomatics “Pierre Marty” from 1989 to 1992 and the French Society of Psychosomatic Medicine from 2000 to 2002. He created and ran the consultation of psychosomatics from 1993 to 2015 at the Hospital La Pitié-Salpêtrière, and the Diploma of Integrative Psychosomatics, Psychoanalysis, Medicine and Neurosciences at the Faculty of Medicine of La Pitié-Salpêtrière, UPMC Paris 6 from 2006 to 2015. He is the current Director of the Institute of Integrative Psychosomatics of the Society of Integrative Psychosomatics.

Judit Szekacs-Weisz

Quality, commitment and care. Long years of experience working together reaffirming one’s love of books and the joy of creating books together.

Judit Szekacs-Weisz, PhD, is a bilingual psychoanalyst and psychotherapist – a double citizen both in her professional and private life. Born and educated (mostly) in Budapest, Hungary, she has taken in the way of thinking and ideas of Ferenczi, the Balints, Hermann, and Rajka as an integral part of a “professional mother tongue”. Founding Member of the Sàndor Ferenczi Society, Budapest. The experience of living and working in a totalitarian regime and the transformatory years leading to the fall of the Berlin Wall sensitised her to the social and individual aspects of trauma, identity formation and strategies of survival. In 1990, she moved to London, where, with a small group of psychoanalysts, therapists, artists and social scientists, she founded Imago East-West and later the Multilingual Psychotherapy Centre (MLPC) to create a space where diverse experiences of living and changing context and language in different cultures can be explored and creative solutions found. In 2001 she organised, together with Kathleen Kelley-Lainé and Judith Mészáros, the Lost Childhood Conferences in Budapest, London and Paris She writes about body-and-mind, trauma, emigration, changing context and social dreaming.

Shari Thurer


Beyond the Binary is a good fit for the Phoenix Publishing House, known for producing cutting-edge books about psychoanalysis, gender and mental health.

Shari Thurer ScD is a Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute Psychotherapist and Library Committee Member, a former Adjunct Associate Professor at Boston University, a psychologist in Boston, and the author of many noted publications, including Myths of Motherhood: How Culture Reinvents the Good Mother (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1994) and The End of Gender: A Psychological Autopsy (Routledge, 2005).

Nick Totton

Nick Totton is a therapist and trainer with nearly thirty years of experience. Originally a Reichian body therapist, his approach has become broad based and open to the spontaneous and unexpected. Nick has an MA in Psychoanalytic Studies, and has worked with Process-Oriented Psychology and trained as a craniosacral therapist. He has authored or edited seventeen books, mostly on psychotherapy-related topics, including Body Psychotherapy: An IntroductionPsychotherapy and PoliticsPress When Illuminated: New and Selected Poems; and Wild Therapy.

Keith Tudor

Keith Tudor is Professor of Psychotherapy at Auckland University of Technology, Aotearoa New Zealand, where he is currently engaged in establishing an entity for research in the psychological therapies. He is the author of over 300 peer-reviewed publications, including 17 books.

Richard Tyler

As one might place deep hope in a midwife that they will take enormous care of both the mother and the baby, my wish was to have a publisher that would nurture and stand firmly alongside me and the birthing of my book. Kate and the Karnac team, offer all of this.

Richard Tyler, former West End star turned therapist, is the founder of BTFI Ltd, bestselling author of Jolt: Shake Up Your Thinking and Upgrade Your Impact for Extraordinary Success, international speaker, coach, and provocateur. He is trained in cognitive hypnotherapy, psychosynthesis, CBT, ACT, NLP, emotional intelligence, Barrett values, and constellation coaching. Richard loves using creative paradox and juxtaposed ideas in his writing, including masculine and feminine leadership, enlightenment and shadow work, ascent and descent, and love and will. His first book, Jolt, offers a creative and artful lens for people to learn and fully emerge in their talents and their being. Visit Richard’s website to learn more.

Jayshree Unadkat

Jayshree Unadkat, MBACP (Accred), is a psychotherapist in private practice working with culturally diverse individuals and couples, and also works in NHS mental health services. She completed her master’s degree in contemporary psychodynamic counselling/psychotherapy in 2013. She previously worked as a counsellor with adults struggling with addictions and also with young and older carers. She joined the TAIP research group in 2012.

Sverre Varvin

Sverre Varvin, MD, DPhil. Training and supervising analyst, Norwegian Psychoanalytic Society. Professor, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (OAUC), Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Nursing, University of Oslo. Research areas: trauma and treatment of traumatised patients, treatment process, traumatic dreams, and psychoanalytic training. Chair, IPA China Committee. Has worked for more than twelve years in China with psychotherapy and psychoanalytic training programmes.

Kevin Volkan

Kevin Volkan


Phoenix is one of the only publishers that is not only psychoanalytically oriented but also encourages integration of knowledge from other branches of science. The thoughtful and intelligent review process, personal attention, quick communication, and excellent editing have set a high bar in the publishing world. I am honored to publish with them and they will be my first choice to bring out any future work.

Kevin Volkan, EdD, PhD, MPH is a founding faculty member and Professor of Psychology at California State University Channel Islands, where he researches and teaches courses on psychopathology and atypical behaviors, personality theory, as well as Nazi Germany, and Eastern philosophy. Dr. Volkan also currently serves on the Graduate Medical Education faculty for the Community Memorial Hospital System in Ventura, CA, where he teaches and conducts research with medical residents, and as an adjunct faculty member for California Lutheran University’s clinical psychology doctorate program.

He holds doctorates in clinical and quantitative psychology, is a graduate of the Harvard School of Public Health, and a former Harvard Medical School faculty member and administrator. Dr. Volkan is considered to be an expert on extreme psychopathologies and has testified before the United States Senate on pathological and dangerous fetishes. He has made numerous appearances on television, radio, and podcasts as a psychological expert.

Dr. Volkan’s clinical training and experience is in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, though he also has experience using a wide variety of other modalities in clinical practice. He has practised clinical psychology as a staff psychologist in a state hospital and in private practice. Dr. Volkan’s clients included a diverse population of people representing a wide variety of socioeconomic strata and psychological distress. He has worked with people suffering from drug addiction, neuroses, and personality disorders as well individuals suffering from autism, organic brain injury, and schizophrenia. Dr. Volkan was awarded the Sustained Superior Accomplishment Award from the State of California for his clinical work. His current practice is centered around psychodynamic embodied dreamwork.

Dr. Volkan is the author of Dancing Among the Maenads: The Psychology of Compulsive Drug Use, which is one of the few psychoanalytic works examining drug addiction. He has also published a number of papers on psychopathology as well as on psychoanalysis and culture. His current publications include works on delusional misidentification syndromes, hoarding, narcissism, and demonic possession.

Read Kevin Volkan’s blog post relating his history of working with people with schizophrenia.

Listen to Kevin Volkan in conversation with the New Books Network, on the New Books in Psychology podcast, discussing Schizophrenia: Science, Psychoanalysis and Culture.

Vamık Volkan


Having worked with the publisher previously gives me confidence that Phoenix Publishing House will be a great success.

Vamık Volkan, MD, DFLAPA received his medical education at the School of Medicine, University of Ankara, Turkey. He is an Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville and an Emeritus Training and Supervising Analyst at the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute, Washington, DC. In 1987, Dr Volkan established the Center for the Study of Mind and Human Interaction (CSMHI) at the School of Medicine, University of Virginia. CSMHI applied a growing theoretical and field-proven base of knowledge to issues such as ethnic tension, racism, large-group identity, terrorism, societal trauma, immigration, mourning, transgenerational transmissions, leader-follower relationships, and other aspects of the national and international conflict.

A year after his 2002 retirement, Dr Volkan became the Senior Erik Erikson Scholar at the Erikson Institute of the Austen Riggs Center, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, and he spent three to six months there each year for ten years. In 2006, he was Fulbright/Sigmund Freud-Privatstiftung Visiting Scholar of Psychoanalysis in Vienna, Austria. Dr Volkan holds honorary doctorate degrees from Kuopio University (now called the University of Eastern Finland), Finland; from Ankara University, Turkey; and from the Eastern European Psychoanalytic Institute, Russia. He was a former president of the Turkish-American Neuropsychiatric Society, the International Society of Political Psychology, the Virginia Psychoanalytic Society, and the American College of Psychoanalysts.

Among the many awards he has received are the Nevitt Sanford Award, Elise M. Hayman Award, L. Bryce Boyer Award, Margaret Mahler Literature Prize, Hans H. Strupp Award, the American College of Psychoanalysts’ Distinguished Officer Award for 2014, and the Mary S. Sigourney Award for 2015. He also received the Sigmund Freud Award given by the city of Vienna, Austria in collaboration with the World Council of Psychotherapy. He has also been honoured on several occasions by being nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize with letters of support from 27 countries.

Dr Volkan is the author, co-author, editor, or co-editor of over fifty psychoanalytic and psychopolitical books, including Enemies on the Couch: A Psychopolitical Journey through War and Peace. Currently, Dr Volkan is the President Emeritus of the International Dialogue Initiative (IDI), which he established in 2007. He continues to lecture nationally and internationally.

Dr Volkan won the 2021 Gradiva Award for his book Large-Group Psychology: Racism, Societal Divisions, Narcissistic Leaders and Who We Are Now.

Listen to Dr Volkan in conversation with Harvey Schwartz in Episode 90 of the IPA Off the Couch podcast.

Margot Waddell

There are several reasons I chose to publish with Phoenix: I have previously worked with Kate when she was at Karnac and always found her extraordinarily positive and helpful. The word “Phoenix” is also very relevant to this particular book. The group of wartime psychiatrists who were central to the Tavistock becoming part of the NHS was known as “Operation Phoenix”.

Margot Waddell, PhD, is a Fellow of the Institute of Psychoanalysis where she is currently the Chair of Publications. She has a background in Classics and literature and took a PhD at Cambridge on George Eliot’s novels. She is a child analyst and worked for many years as a consultant child and adolescent psychotherapist at the Tavistock Clinic, London. She co-edits the Tavistock Clinic Book series and has published widely. Her book Inside Lives: Psychoanalysis and the Growth of the Personality was published by Karnac in 2002. In 1994 her Understanding Twelve to Fourteen Year Olds was published (reprinted in 2005 by Jessica Kingsley). Most recently, in 2018, she published On Adolescence: Inside Stories (Routledge).

Ivan Ward

Ivan Ward is the former Deputy Director and Head of Learning at the Freud Museum London, where he worked for 33 years. Born in Hackney in the mid-1950s, he is a mixed-race father of two girls and author or editor of a number of books and papers on psychoanalytic theory and the applications of psychoanalysis to social and cultural issues. He is the author of Introducing Psychoanalysis (Icon Books, 2001) and has written on such topics as psychoanalysis and ecology, race and racism, adolescent fantasies and horror films, television and psychoanalysis, Wagner’s opera Parsifal, Freud’s love of Egypt, shame and sexuality, and the importance of fathers. He was editor of Ideas in Psychoanalysis, a series of short books explaining psychoanalytic concepts in relation to the everyday world, and his latest publication is ‘Everyday Racism: Psychological Effects’ in The Trauma of Racism: Lessons from the Therapeutic Encounter edited by Beverly J. Stoute and Michael Slevin (Routledge, 2022). He is an honorary research associate at UCL Psychoanalysis Unit.
Photo by Simon King

Sally Weintrobe


Because Phoenix is about firing the curiosity of minds and using psychoanalysis – in the broad sense – to do so. That attitude is matched by their openness to allcomers.

Sally Weintrobe has spent her professional life practising as a psychoanalyst. She is a Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society (BPAS), a long-standing Member of the Climate Psychology Alliance, and she chairs the International Psychoanalytical Association’s Committee on Climate Change. She was formerly an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychoanalytic Studies at University College London, and a member of teaching staff at the Tavistock Clinic.

Her publications on climate include:
Engaging with Climate Change: Psychoanalytic and Interdisciplinary Perspectives, ed. (2012). London: Routledge.
Communicating psychoanalytic ideas about climate change. In: P. Garvey and K. Long (Eds.), The Klein Tradition (2018). London: Routledge.
The new imagination. In: Trogal et al. (Eds.), Architecture and Resilience (2019). London: Routledge.
Climate crisis: the moral dimension. In: D. Morgan (Ed.), The Unconscious in Social and Political Life (2019). Bicester: Phoenix.
The climate crisis. In Y. Stavrakakis (Ed.), Handbook of Psychoanalytic Political Theory (2019). London: Routledge.
Moral injury in neoliberalism’s culture of uncare. Journal of Social Work Practice (2020).
Psychological Roots of the Climate Crisis: Neoliberal Exceptionalism and the Culture of Uncare (2021). London: Bloomsbury.

Nigel Wellings

Nigel Wellings is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and author who works within a broadly contemplative perspective. He has been engaged with the relationship between psychotherapy and Buddhism for the last forty years. He lives in Devon and is a teacher on the Bath and Bristol Mindfulness Courses and the Sharpham Barn Retreats. His previous books include Nothing To Lose: Psychotherapy, Buddhism and Living Life (with Elizabeth Wilde McCormick), Why Can’t I Meditate? How To Get Your Mindfulness Practice On Track, and more recently a Buddhist handbook, Dzogchen, Who’s Who & What’s What in the Great Perfection.

Shula Wilson

Our friend and colleague Professor Brett Kahr recommended Phoenix as highly professional yet friendly and responsive publisher and we never looked back.

Shula Wilson has been a practising psychotherapist and supervisor since 1991. She was the founder of SKYLARK (1995–2012) an organisation that offered counselling and psychotherapy for people affected by disability. She is a founder member of the Institute for Psychotherapy and Disability, and a consultant psychotherapist at St Thomas’ Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital, where she is also a lecturer and supervisor. She is a committee member of Multi-lingual Psychotherapy Centre. Shula is the author of Disability, Counselling and Psychotherapy – Challenges and Opportunities (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003) and has written chapters and articles on disability and psychotherapy for various publications.

Thomas Wolman

I chose to publish with Phoenix Publishing House because of the personal recommendation from a close colleague and because I like the idea of you starting your own publishing house with fresh ideas (as your name suggests).

Thomas Wolman, MD, was born and raised in New York City, where he now lives after residing in Philadelphia PA for forty-four years. He attended Johns Hopkins University and the Pennsylvania State University Medical College. Subsequently, he trained at the Philadelphia Psychoanalytic Center, where he taught in both the psychoanalytic and the psychotherapy training programs. Until his move, he held the title of assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He has written on Winnicott, Mahler, Kohut and Lacan, as well as on contemporary films, and more recently on greed, bereavement and privacy issues. Currently, he teaches a course on the history of psychoanalysis at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute.

Ali Zarbafi

Our friend and colleague Professor Brett Kahr recommended Phoenix as highly professional yet friendly and responsive publisher and we never looked back.

Dr Ali Zarbafi is an Anglo-Iranian Jungian analyst and supervisor and member of the Society of Analytical Psychology with thirty years’ clinical experience. He is a founder member of the Multi-lingual Psychotherapy Centre. Ali works in the NHS and private practice. He has written and given talks on trauma, the refugee experience, and social dreaming, and has an academic background in international relations and Middle Eastern studies. He has co-written a book with John Clare, Social Dreaming in the 21st Century: The World We Are Losing (Karnac, 2009).

Karin Johanna Zienert-Eilts

Karin Johanna Zienert-Eilts, Dr. phil. Dipl.-Psych., is a psychoanalyst (DPG/IPV) in private practice in Berlin and a lecturer at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Berlin. She works on the topics of psychoanalytic theory development, history of psychoanalysis, processes in groups as well as socio-political topics and has published books and many journal articles on her research.

Felicity de Zulueta

Dr Felicity de Zulueta is an Emeritus Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy at the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust and an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Traumatic Studies at Kings College London. She developed and headed both the Department of Psychotherapy at Charing Cross Hospital and, later, the Traumatic Stress Service in the Maudsley, which specialises in the treatment of people suffering from complex post-traumatic stress disorder and other trauma-induced dissociative disorders. She has published papers on the subject of bilingualism and PTSD, BPD, and dissociative disorders from an attachment perspective and is the author of From Pain to Violence: The Traumatic Roots of Destructiveness (Wiley-Blackwell, 2nd edition, 2006) and is a founder member of the London ACEs Hub to promote the study of ACEs (Adverse childhood experiences) and the application of trauma-informed care. She is the recipient of the Sándor Ferenczi Award 2020.

She lectures worldwide on the origins and treatment of complex PTSD and violence, has been a consultant to UNICEF and to the Singaporean army, and promotes the use of a video-based therapy called Video Interaction Guidance for the treatment of traumatised families in the UK, Italy, (Milan and Torino), Mexico, Ecuador, Ireland and Tanzania. She works as a freelance consultant psychotherapist with training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, systemic family therapy, group analysis, EMDR, and Lifespan Integration. She developed a new therapeutic procedure called the Traumatic Attachment Induction Procedure (TAIP) and is  currently carrying out clinical research on  the traumatic attachment, its different manifestations, and its theoretical and therapeutic implications. This book is based upon that research.