MBT Scotland Supervisors

If you are interested in obtaining MBT supervision in Scotland, please contact any of the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families MBT approved supervisors directly below.

Lucie Colvin

Lucie Colvin works as a Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy within NHS in Greater Glasgow and Clyde, being dual trained in Psychotherapy and General Adult Psychiatry. She is a BPC registered Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, and is a member of the Scottish Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists. She has experience in establishing, delivering and supervising individual and group MBT and MBT-i.

Gail Cumming
Gail Cumming qualified as an RMN in 2002 following the completion of an MA in Psychology and a Bachelor of Nursing. Gail currently works in an Adult Community Mental Health Team after spending 10 years working in an acute psychiatric ward. Gail has assisted in the development and continuation of the NHS Grampian MBT service in Moray and currently offers both group and individual therapy for people with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder. Gail also has experience in delivering the MBT skills training programme to NHS Grampian and local authority staff and has a strong interest in the continuation of service development in relation to MBT.

Andrea Ferries
Andrea Ferries previously worked as registered mental health nurse. She currently works as an adult psychotherapist in NHS Grampian Psychotherapy Department. Andrea runs an M.B.T programme designed for patients with Borderline personality disorder. This won the award for “Access to Psychological Therapies” category of The Mental Health Forum Awards in 2014. Andrea has also set up and runs an M.B.T group for addictions. She offers both individual and group M.B.T treatment within the NHS. She supervises a range of M.B.T practitioners and supervisors.  She has experience in delivering the M.B.T skills training programme. Andrea also works in private practice offering M.B.T treatment and supervision.

John Gaddes
John Gaddes is a UKCP registered group analytic psychotherapist since 2004. He was previously a registered mental health nurse from 1990-2006. He has worked as a clinician in the field of adult mental health since 1990, firstly in Northumberland and Tyne and Wear NHS foundation Trust and presently NHS Grampian. He is currently the clinical lead and manager for Psychotherapy services in the Moray directorate of NHS Grampian. He has developed service provision in Moray including an MBT approach. He has also been involved in the development of MBT Scotland since its conception. He provides training and supervision of MBT for NHS Grampian and the North of Scotland and has assisted in developing an MBT service approach in the north of Scotland. He is an experienced clinician in the field of personality disorder offering supervision, consultation and training.

Chris Gray
Chris Gray RMN Highly Specialised Practitioner in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.
Chris has 25 years experience in mental health nursing having experience both in inpatient and community nursing and was part of an innovative psychiatric home treatment team which won an award for excellence in the community. He has additional training with the Scottish Institute of Human Relations achieving a post graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and Therapeutic Practice. Chris has a specialist interest in MBT and has helped develop the Lansdowne Psychotherapy services MBT programme in the West of Glasgow. Chris also delivers MBT skills training and supports the rolling out of MBT skills to mental health professionals within NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

Kirsty-Anne McEwan
Kirsty-Anne McEwan is a Specialist Nurse Therapist employed in the NHS Grampian Psychotherapy Department.  Kirsty-Anne has worked for the NHS for over 15 years in both Acute Psychiatry and community roles.  She brings with her experience from time spent travelling and working in various different mental health settings in Australia. Her present role covers assessment and treatment of complex cases, including Tier 4 patients, treatment can include individual and group psychodynamic work.  Kirsty Anne is a fully qualified Mentalization based practitioner and supervisor, delivering treatment packages  to both patients and hospital wide staff in the teaching and supervising of staff working within this field. Kirsty-Anne has been involved in developing a mentaliation (MBT) based programme ‘The HUB day programme’ which won the Practice Excellence Award in 2014 for Increasing Access to psychological therapies.   Kirsty-Anne continues to be actively involved with MBT Scotland and the delivery of MBT skills within NHS Grampian and throughout Scotland.

Jon Patrick
Dr Jon Patrick is a Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy and Forensic Psychotherapy. Part of his current remit is to lead the MBT service for NHS Lothian at The Royal Edinburgh Hospital in Edinburgh. He also is developing MBT for HMP Edinburgh and more widely across the forensic and prison estate in Scotland. He has experience of setting up, delivering and supervising group and individual MBT and MBT-i in outpatient, inpatient and secure settings across Scotland. Additionally, he has a major interest in training staff in MBT skills and using mentalizing priniciples to help psychologically inform clinical environments.

Kate Sloan
I have worked as a mental health nurse within psychodynamic psychotherapy departments in Greater Glasgow and Clyde for 27 years delivering a range of treatments.  Over the last 10 years I have been developing my understanding of mentalizing while working with others in services to implement mentalization based treatment. I have an interest in how mentalization can be used within the wider mental health system and have been a skills trainer for a number of years, delivering and supporting staff to use a mentalizing approach within their daily clinical practice.  Recently I have completed the requirements as a mentalizing supervisor and am working with colleagues to support the development of a governance framework around the  progression of MBT and sustainability of services.

Richard Taylor
Dr Richard Taylor is Consultant Psychiatrist in Medical Psychotherapy.  He currently works as the Clinical Lead of the South of Scotland Regional Eating Disorders Unit, Edinburgh.  He also works one day a week in the Dept. of Psychotherapy at  the Royal Edinburgh Hospital.  Richard is trained in individual and group psychodynamic psychotherapy .  He is a trainer and supervisor in Interpersonal Psychotherapy with IPT-UK  and Dynamic Interpersonal Psychotherapy with the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families (AFNCCF).   Richard is also a national trainer and supervisor in Metalisation Based Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorders at the AFNCCF and with MBT Scotland.   Currently , he is part of a multi-disciplinary research group in NHS Lothian, looking at the effects of offering brief interventions for patients attending in crisis at front door psychiatric services . He has developed an adaptation for BPD patients in particular. Richard is also leading on a research and humanitarian project to bring IPT-Group to rural areas of Tanzania – disseminating the WHO ‘mhGAP’ strategies for mental health in developing countries.  

Linda Treliving
Dr Linda Treliving, recently retired Consultant Psychiatrist in psychotherapy and head of  Psychotherapy Department NHS Grampian. Now re employed part time as Consultant psychiatrist in psychotherapy at HMP Grampian working with women offenders with diagnosis of personality disorder in an MBT informed environment. Chair of Scottish personality Disorder Network a Government funded network for users carers and professionals  and Chair of MBT Scotland, member of the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families global network of organisations authorised to disseminate MBT.

Andrea Williams
Dr Andy Williams is a Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy, dual trained in Medical Psychotherapy and General Adult Psychiatry. She trained with the Scottish Institute of Human Relations in Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. She is Clinical Lead for the Personality Disorder and Homelessness Team within Greater Glasgow and Clyde, and is a member of the MBT Scotland Core Group. She has experience setting up, delivering and supervising individual and group MBT and MBT-i, and has a particular interest in the delivery and evaluation of the MBT skills model for general psychiatric staff, including a research interest. She is chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Scotland working group on personality disorders.