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Jo-anne worked in the NHS for nearly 20 years before moving to private practice and developing PSYCTC.com. Her NHS experience was diverse including working at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust. More recently she was employed by South London and the Maudsley NHS Trust where she was part of a team offering Reflective Practice and Team Development within forensic services. In these settings she developed specialist clinical and organisational skills as well as conducting innovative research. Jo-anne was also involved in a range of teaching and training programmes and has held key roles in the Society for Psychotherapy Research and the BPS Psychotherapy Section. She was appointed to the Education and Training Committee of the Health Professions Council (HCPC) from 2009-2013. She is currently a Trustee and Board member of the British Psychotherapy Foundation.
Jo-anne's broad interests also include: work with refractory depression, work with people with long term and chronic mental health problems; group relations models of learning, working with personality difficulties, working with disenfranchised groups. Jo-anne is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology, Unoversity of Exeter where she co organises an innovative training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. She also works as an Organisational Consultant and has consulted to members of the National Theatre, the Church of England as well as in NHS and Charitable Healthcare settings. Jo-anne has presented her work nationally and internationally and has published both clinical and research papers.
Areas of interest
Individual therapy; Group Therapy; Relationship problems; Depression; Personality disorders; Anxiety disorders; Trauma; HIV; Complex Bereavement; Eating disorders;
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Psychophysiological disorders
Impact of early experience on the development of attachment and interpersonal difficulties. Psychoanalytic treatment of refractory depression.
Fonagy, P., Rost, F. Carlyle, J. McPherson, S., Thomas, R., Fearon, P., Goldberg, D, Taylor, D. Pragmatic randomized controlled trial of long-term psychoanalytic psychotherapy for treatment-resistant depression: the Tavistock Adult Depression Study (TADS) World Psychiatry 2015;14:312–321.
Taylor, D., Carlyle, J. McPherson, S., Thomas, R., Fonagy, P. (2012). Tavistock Adult Depression Study (TADS): A randomised controlled trial of psychoanalytic psychotherapy for treatment-refractory forms of depression. BMC Psychiatry, 12(1):60
Carlyle, J. (2010). Destructiveness in Groups. Chapter, in C. Garland. Group Psychotherapy:
Modern theory and Practice at the Tavistock Clinic.
Carlyle, J. (2007). Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. In, S. Ayers, A. Baum, C. McManus, S. Newman, K. Wallston, J. Weinman & R. West (Ed.s) Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health and Medicine (2nd Edition). Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press
McPherson, S., Walker, C. & Carlyle, J. (2006). Primary care counsellors’ experiences of working with treatment resistant depression: A qualitative pilot study. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research. 12 (6): 250-257.
Carlyle, J. & Evans, C. (2005). Containing containers: attention to the "innerface" and "outerface" of groups in secure institutions. Group Analysis 38(3): 395-408.
McPherson, S., Cairns, P., Carlyle, J., Shapiro, D. Richardson, P. & Taylor, D. (2005) The effectiveness of psychological treatments for refractory depression: A systematic review. Acta Psychiatr Scand., 111, 331-340.
Carlyle, J. (1997). Psychotherapy in a special hospital: Learning disability and violence. In, Welldon, E.V. and Van Velsen, C. (Ed.s), A Practical guide to forensic Psychotherapy. London: Jessica Kingsley.
Evans, C., Carlyle, J. & Dolan, B. (1996). Forensic psychotherapy research. In Cox, M. & Cordess, C. (Ed.s) Forensic Psychotherapy - Crime, psychodynamics and the offender patient. London: Jessica Kingsley.
Browne, K. & Carlyle, J. (1995). A comparison of the early sexual experiences and sexual cognitive distortions of sex offenders and students. Youth Treatment Service Journal, 1, 4-21.
Rogers, P., Carlyle, J., Hill, A. & Blundell, J. (1987). Uncoupling sweet taste and calories: Comparison of the effects of glucose and three intense sweeteners on hunger and food intake. Physiology and Behaviour, 43, 547-552.
- MSc Clinical Psychology University of Leicester 1991
- PhD University College London 2003
- Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist Tavistock Clinic. 2000
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Board Member and Trustee British Psychotherapy Foundation 2014
Affiliations / memberships
Fully registered with the HCPC as a Clinical Psychologist and a Forensic Psychologist.
British Psychological Society:
Division of Clinical Psychology
Division of Forensic Psychology
Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR)
British Psychotherapy Foundation
British Psychoanalytic Council
Association for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (APP)
Other ways of contacting me
I can be contacted directly using Skype. My Skype ID is: jo.anne.carlyle