Dr Adrian Hemmings

BSc, MA, DPhil, C.Psychol, HPC Registered Counselling Psychologist, C.Sci,  AFBPsS, UKCP.

Adrian is a chartered psychologist and registered with the HCPC as a counselling psychologist.   He is a senior practitioner on the British Psychological Society (BPS) Register of Psychologists Specialising in Psychotherapy.  He is also on the BPS register for Expert Witnesses and Chair of the BPS Psychotherapy Section.
After receiving a degree in psychology, Adrian trained as a psychotherapist for four years at the Minster Centre in London and has worked as a psychotherapist for over 30 years in a variety of settings such as the NHS, universities and therapeutic communities.   He has also run a thriving private practice.  For 10 years he directed a research team at the University of Sussex researching into psychological interventions in primary and secondary care.  He has published internationally.  He was the editor of the Psychotherapy Section Quarterly Review published by BPS.  He has recently stepped down as Chair of the Psychotherapy Section of the BPS. He and Rosalind Field have edited a book on psychotherapy and counselling which is published by Routledge (see publications).

Adrian developed an MSc course in Counselling Psychology at the University of Sussex and was programme director for two years. He has worked in the NHS as a psychologist and psychotherapist in a local PCT where he was Professional Head of Psychology.  Adrian was also director of a local charity that offerd therapy to people who had problems with alcohol and other substance misuse.

In his private practice he works short and long term and integrates Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Solution Oriented therapy.  Adrian also runs training courses in a variety of subjects and offers clinical and academic/research supervision. He was external examiner for the University of Roehampton MSc and PsychD courses in counselling psychology and psychotherapy. He is currently a consultant to the Centre for Psychological Therapies in Primary Care at the University of Chester.

Rosalind Field BA, MSc, CQSW, UKCP registered psychotherapist, APPCIOS Full member.

Rosalind trained at The Minster Centre after obtaining a degree in English. She then went on to do an MSc in Social Work and has worked for over twenty years in a wide variety of settings.  These include the NHS, family centres and universities.  Alongside this she has also had a successful private practice.  

Rosalind is a qualified psychodynamic supervisor having trained at the University of Sussex and has many years experience in offering clinical supervision (see page 3). She has also been a visiting lecturer on a post graduate programme in psychotherapy at the University of Sussex.  More recently she has taught on the UCL/Anna Freud Centre MSc course.

In 1986 Rosalind completed a two-year infant observation course with the Squiggle Foundation and has had many years experience as a social worker/therapist working with young families. She has also trained in Family Mediation and has worked as a Family Therapist.  

During her training in Psychoanalytic Parent Infant Psychotherapy at the Anna Freud Centre Rosalind worked there in an honorary capacity.  Between 2013-16 she was also involved in helping to set up a service in Brighton (BrightPip). Currently Rosalind offers private Parent Infant Psychotherapy to parents and babies under 1 year who are experiencing difficulties in their relationship. 

Rosalind co-edited and contributed several chapters to a book on Psychotherapy and Counselling in private practice published by Routledge (see publications).

Rosalind is a full member of APPCIOS (The Association for Psychodynamic Practice and Counselling in Organisational Settings.

In her adult practice she integrates psychodynamic, systemic and humanistic theory to inform her work. She works with people from many different backgrounds and with a variety of difficulties. Rosalind offers both short term and longer open ended work.

She has a practice based in Brighton and Barcombe.