Rosemary Rizq

Rosemary Rizq

Dr, Professor of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

  • 3021 Parkstead House, Whitelands


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Personal profile


I am a BPS Chartered Psychologist, an HCPC Registered Counselling Psychologist and a UKCP registered Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist. I am currently Professor of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Department of Psychology at University of Roehampton, where I teach psychoanalytic theory and practice for trainees on the PsychD. Counselling Psychology programme. I am also engaged in clinical and research supervision.

I was Specialist Lead for Research and Development for NHS Ealing's Mental Health and Well-being Service for many years, and I was also Adult Psychotherapist at North-East London Foundation Trust's Forest House Psychotherapy Clinic. I now have a part-time private practice in West London where I offer psychotherapy, counselling and clinical and research supervision. I was Submissions Editor for Psychodynamic Practice 2004-2010 and am now on its Editorial Advisory Board. I regularly review for the British Journal of Psychotherapy, British Journal of Guidance and Counselling and The International Journal for Psycho-Analysis. I have authored numerous papers on organisational dynamics, clinical practice and training and the relationship between psychoanalysis and literature.The Industrialisation of Care, co-edited with Catherine Jackson, was published by PCCS Books in 2019. From Fiction to Psychoanalysis: re-imagining a relationship will be published by Routledge in 2022.


  • PhD, BSc, MSc, C. Psychol. AFBPsS. FHEA.
  • Chartered Psychologist, British Psychological Society.
  • Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.
  • UKCP Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist.
  • HCPC Registered Counselling Psychologist.
  • EFPA European Certificate of Specialist Expertise in Psychotherapy.

Research interests

My current research interests are in three main areas: psychotherapeutic training and clinical practice; the organizational dynamics of public sector services; and the relationship between psychoanalysis and literature. I am particularly interested in supervising doctoral projects in the field of personal development and clinical practice using qualitative methodologies.

In addition to supervising doctoral projects at Roehampton University, I have acted as external research supervisor for doctoral and masters-level trainees at City University, University of Oxford and the Metanoia Institute. I am regularly asked to act as external examiner for doctorates at institutions including: Lancaster University (DClinPsych), Brunel University (PhD), City University (PsychD), University of the West of England (UWE), Regent's University,(DPsych). and University College, London (PhD).


Professional affiliations

  • Chartered Psychologist, British Psychological Society
  • Associate Fellow, British Psychological Society
  • HCPC Registered Counselling Psychologist.
  • UKCP Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist (Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis section).
  • Member of the College of Research Fellows, International Psychoanalytic Association.
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


  • Psychoanalytic theory and practice
  • Clinical supervision
  • Professional practice.
  • Research supervision

Education/Academic qualification


Award Date: 1 Oct 2009

External positions

Adult Psychotherapist, North East London Foundation Trust

Sep 2015Sep 2017

Independent practice

1 Sep 2010 → …

Specialist Lead, Research and Development, NHS Ealing



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