Our Senior Team

Andrew Balfour

Chief Executive Officer, Psychoanalytic Programme Lead and Acting Head of Trainings
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Meet Andrew Balfour

Biography

Andrew Balfour is Chief Executive of Tavistock Relationships. He originally trained as a clinical psychologist at University College London and then as an Adult Psychotherapist at the Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust, whilst in a staff post there. He subsequently trained as a Couple Psychotherapist at Tavistock Relationships, where for more than 10 years he was Clinical Director before becoming Chief Executive in 2016. He has many years’ experience of working psychotherapeutically with couples, developing new projects and conducting research. He has published numerous papers in the field and has taught and lectured widely both in Britain and abroad. His most recent book is; ‘Engaging Couples - New Directions in Therapeutic Work with Families’. Edited by Andrew Balfour, Christopher Clulow, and Kate Thompson. (Routledge, 2019).

Liz Hamlin

Joint Head of Clinical Services
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Meet Liz Hamlin

Liz Hamlin
Joint Head of Clinical Services

Biography

Liz Hamlin is Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council and is a member of our Alumni body as well as a member of the BPC’s Professional Standards Committee. She has worked with couples since 1990 and qualified as a couple psychoanalytic psychotherapist in 2008. Liz has been a Visiting Clinician at Tavistock Relationships for many years working with couples, supervising practitioners and delivering training. In 2010 Liz took up the role of Clinical Lead in an IAPT Service managing a team of therapists delivering therapy in 15 GP surgeries in Ashford, Kent. Liz has a special interest in working with couples and individuals facing divorce and separation and is a member of the Divorce and Separation Consultation Service. She is a student on TR’s Professional Doctorate Programme looking to research the experience of older couples going through the process of divorce. She extended her initial training as a Couple Counsellor with East Kent Relate through being involved in setting up a service called Relateen for adolescents whose parents were going through divorce or separation. Liz has been an IAPT Couple Therapy for Depression Trainer and Supervisor having been involved in TR’s development of the training since its inception in 2010. In her new role as Joint Head of Clinical Service, Liz will be involved in allocations, consultation on complex cases and in addition would take a specific role in quality assurance, including dealing with client feedback, informal complaints, outcome monitoring, and involvement is policies and procedures.

Andrew Davidson

Joint Programme Head of Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy
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Meet Andrew Davidson

Andrew Davidson
Joint Programme Head of Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy

Training

Joint Lead for the Psychosexual Diploma

Biography

Andrew is a psychosexual and relationship psychotherapist and has worked with couples for over 20 years. He is registered with the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT) and the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Andrew is jointly responsible for the Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy and teaches on the Psychosexual Certificate in Psychosexual Studies. Andrew originally completed his clinical training at Relate. He also worked for Relate National for several years, where he managed and coordinated the clinical training. In 2013, he completed an MA in Relationship Therapy at the Relate Institute. He then furthered his skill set by completing an MSc in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy in 2018 at Tavistock Relationships. He also worked at an NHS Psychosexual Service in Bedford and has continued his clinical work as a visiting clinician at TR. Andrew has also worked in the corporate world designing psychological and educational training programmes for various blue chips organisations. Some of these companies include British Airways, Heathrow Airport, Zurich Insurance, Network Rail, BT, and BP, to name but a few. Andrew has been in private practice since moving to a small town near Milton Keynes in 2013. He has a particular interest in the effects of male low sexual desire on couple relationships.
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