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Gerry Byrne

Gerry has worked with children and families for 27 years. His expertise is in parent-child relationships, attachment, and trauma.

Gerry’s passion is Mentalization-Based Treatment (MBT). He trains and supervises MBT therapists in the UK, Ireland, Australia, and Germany.

Gerry developed the Lighthouse Parent Programme;  an innovative application of MBT, designed especially for parents, to benefit families.

Gerry is a Consultant Nurse, and a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist. He is the Head of Attachment and Perinatal Services in for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, which include four specialist services for families in the UK:  Infant Parent Perinatal Service (Oxfordshire); ReConnect (Buckinghamshire); Family Assessment and Safeguarding Service (Oxfordshire); Family Assessment and Safeguarding Service (Wiltshire & BaNES). Gerry is a tutor for Psychoanalytic Observational Studies Masters programme at the Tavistock Institute, and a lecturer for the Clinical Psychology Doctoral programme at the University of Oxford.



Gerry also loves poetry, storytelling, music, art, and walking the Wicklow Way.  More about Gerry’s other projects →