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Sheila Ritchie

Sheila Ritchie offers parent-infant psychotherapy at NELFT Perinatal PIMHS Service where she conducts a "Getting To Know You Group" where babies are equal members with their mothers and pregnant women. As a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and consultant group analyst she also works in the NHS and voluntary organisations. She was a therapist at the Women's Therapy Centre for many years where she developed a particular interest in motherhood.


Past and present Confer events
The Emotional Development of the Infant and its Implications for Psychotherapy
Thursdays 13 January 2011 to 24 November 2011







Book of the Month
Grief Works by Julia Samuel

Death affects us all. Yet it is still the last taboo in our society, and grief is still profoundly misunderstood...

In Grief Works we hear stories from those who have experienced great love and great loss - and survived. Stories that explain how grief unmasks our greatest fears, strips away our layers of protection and reveals our innermost selves...
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Helen Fisher: The brain in love

Why do we crave love so much, even to the point that we would die for it? To learn more about our very real, very physical need for romantic love, Helen Fisher and her research team took MRIs of people in love and people who had just been dumped... view...

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The Latest Neuroimaging Findings in Borderline Personality Disorder

Altered function in neurotransmitter systems including the serotonin, glutamate, and GABA systems was observed in patients with BPD... read more...