Mary Barnett


I have been working in mental health for over thirty years and qualified as a psychotherapist in 1985.

Since 1986 I have worked as a psychotherapist in institutional settings. I was a psychotherapist in the University of Sussex Health Centre psychological services for nine years, and in specialist psychotherapy posts in the NHS from 1996. I have extensive experience of a wide range of clinical presentations, of assessment for psychological therapy and supervision of psychotherapy. I have respect for different therapeutic approaches and for shorter term therapies. My interest in how relationships affect our well-being led me to further training in couple psychotherapy and therapeutic approaches drawing on attachment research such as mentalization based therapy (MBT).

I am interested in how therapy needs to be adapted to different situations to offer a safe and effective therapeutic relationship.

Training & Qualifications

BA Hons; MSc Distinction

CQSW University of London (1977)

Guild of Psychotherapists (1985)

Tavistock Marital Studies Institute (now Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships) (1996)

Professional Memberships

Guild of Psychotherapists (until 2011)

Graduate Member (Psychotherapy) Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology

UKCP registered until September 2014

British Psychoanalytic Council registered

Professional Standards Authority registered

Therapies offered


Catchment Areas

Brighton and Hove

Additional Member Information

tel: 07946245688
Able to Supervise: Yes