Department of Psychology

Visiting address
3021 Parkstead House, Whitelands

Phone: +44 (0)20 8392 5761


Dr. Rosemary Rizq is a Chartered Psychologist, an HPC 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 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 until 2013. She is currently Adult Psychotherapist at North-East London Foundation Trust's Forest House Psychotherapy Clinic. She also 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, and she writes on unconscious organisational dynamics and clinical practice and training.


  • 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 research interests are in the field of personal therapy in clinical training, and her doctoral research, undertaken at University College, London, investigated the role of early attachment in how counselling psychologists experience the significance of personal therapy in their clinical practice. 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 is external research supervisor for doctoral and masters-level trainees at City University, University of Oxford and the Metanoia Institute. She undertakes external examining for Lancaster University (DClinPsych), Brunel University (PhD), City University (PsychD) and Regent's College (DPsych).

Rosemary is currently engaged in writing about organisational dynamics within mental healthcare services; she also writes about psychotherapeutic training and clinical practice.

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

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