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Personal profile


Dr. Rosemary Rizq is a Chartered Psychologist, an HCPC Registered Counselling Psychologist and a Senior Practitioner Member of the British Psychological Society's Register of Psychologists Specialising in Psychotherapy. She is also a UKCP registered Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist.  She is  Professor of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Department of Psychology at University of Roehampton, where she teaches psychoanalytic theory and practice for trainees on the PsychD. Counselling Psychology programme. She is also engaged in clinical and research supervision.

Rosemary was Specialist Lead for Research and Development for NHS Ealing's Mental Health and Well-being Service for many years, and was also Adult Psychotherapist at North-East London Foundation Trust's Forest House Psychotherapy Clinic. She now has a part-time private practice in West London where she offers psychotherapy, counselling and clinical and research supervision. Rosemary was Submissions Editor for Psychodynamic Practice 2004-2010 and is now on its Editorial Advisory Board. She is a regular reviewer for the British Journal of Psychotherapy, British Journal of Guidance and Counselling and The International Journal for Psycho-Analysis. She writes on unconscious organisational dynamics, clinical practice and training and the relationship between psychoanalysis and literature.


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

Research interests

Rosemary's 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.   She is particularly interested in supervising doctoral projects in the field of personal development using qualitative methodologies. In addition to supervising doctoral projects at Roehampton University, she has been external research supervisor for doctoral and masters-level trainees at City University, University of Oxford and the Metanoia Institute. She is regularly asked to act as external examiner for doctorates at 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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Research Output

'Familiar artifice’: ways of telling in the short story, psychoanalysis, and Alice Munro’s The Moons of Jupiter

Rizq, R., 25 Apr 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : American Imago.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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A plea for a measure of opacity: Psychoanalysis in an age of transparency

Rizq, R., 9 May 2019, In : Psychodynamic Practice.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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At the Queen's Hall with E. M. Forster and Jean Laplanche

Rizq, R., 9 Dec 2019, In : British Journal of Music Therapy.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Introduction: The modern myths of IAPT

Rizq, R., 12 Apr 2019, The Industrialisation of Care: counselling, psychotherapy and the impact of IAPT. p. 1-19

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


British Journal of Psychotherapy (Journal)

Rosemary Rizq (Peer reviewer)

1 Apr 2020

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Psychoanalysis and Surveillance

Rosemary Rizq (Speaker)

18 Jan 2020

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

The Industrialisation of Therapy

Rosemary Rizq (Keynote/plenary speaker)

28 Mar 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Psychoanalysis in an age of transparency

Rosemary Rizq (Speaker)

5 Oct 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


An exploration of women’s identity during menopause: a Grounded Theory Study

Author: Sergeant, J., 27 Apr 2016

Supervisor: Moon, L. (Supervisor) & Rizq, R. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Counselling Psychologists’ Experiences of the Therapeutic Relationship when Working with Sex-offenders

Author: Kitson, K. M., 28 Feb 2012

Supervisor: Dickerson, P. (Supervisor) & Rizq, R. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Fighting to survive in a ‘woman’s world’: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of men’s experiences of having breast cancer

Author: Ackroyd, R., 26 May 2016

Supervisor: Rizq, R. (Supervisor) & Vos, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


How young men’s masculinity affects and is affected by the counselling process: a psychosocial analysis

Author: Bichard, T., 20 Aug 2019

Supervisor: Rizq, R. (Supervisor) & Evans, T. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: PsychD