Jay Barlow is Training- and Supervising-Analyst and Director of Training at the SAP, London. In 2022 he was the recipient of the BPC’s Diversity in Training Excellence Award for further developing a psychoanalytically-informed training programme for “Diversity and Otherness” from a developmental perspective. Jay holds an MA in Jungian and Post Jungian Studies, and worked as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist within the NHS. Prior to his holding the Director of Training role he was Deputy Director of the Analytic Training for five years, and before that he headed the SAP’s Education faculty. Jay teaches clinical seminars on unconscious fantasy, early relational trauma, and human development in relation to early states of mind in the consulting room. He co-leads an SAP Infant Observation group, and supervises developing analytic groups in Eastern Europe. His private practice is in Clapham, London.
Mary Addenbrooke read Classics at King’s College London. Since then she has been involved in both research and therapeutic work with people affected by many types of addiction, working in a NHS hospital. Her PhD thesis at the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies focussed on aspects of recovering from the effects of chronic addiction and her book Survivors of Addiction: Narratives of Recovery employs the stories and actual words of people in an NHS group for people struggling with the effects of alcohol and injectable drugs – they know the true story. She is intrigued by the sentiment expressed by Jung that addiction is a misguided search for wholeness. Mary is a training analyst in the SAP and a member of AJA and for the past 20 years has supervised groups of IAAP routers in Belgrade.
Jason Wright is a Transpersonal and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and author. For twelve years, he was Clinical Director and CEO for the CORE Trust the holistic addictions charity. Prior this he was a company manager, producer and director in theatre. He has since founded Number 42, a group psychotherapy practice in Central London: he sustains his private practice there and in North London. His latest publication Blake’s Job: Adventures in becoming explores the consciousness change we are experiencing through Blake’s Illustrations of the Book of Job, individual and group work and the symptom of addiction.
Ali Zarbafi is a Jungian Analyst and Clinical Supervisor and member of the Society of Analytical Psychology with 30 years clinical experience. He is a founder member of the Multi-lingual Psychotherapy Centre. Ali worked in the NHS and is currently in private practice. He has written and given talks on cultural difference and the refugee experience and has hosted social dreaming matrices on a regular basis for over 20 years. He has an academic background in International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies. He has written a book with John Clare entitled Dreaming the Social: From 9/11 to Covid (2024 Routledge) and co-edited a book with Shula Wilson Mother Tongues and Other Tongues: Narratives in Multi-lingual Psychotherapy (2021, Phoenix).