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Our Professional Patrons

We are very pleased to be partnered up with a range of psychiatrists and psychologists as our Professional Patrons.

As our Professional Patrons they offer invaluable guidance and support to us and really help us increase awareness of the work we do within the mental health sector as well as co-authoring some of the range of books from Pulling The Trigger.


Professor Rory O’Connor – Director of the Suicidal Behaviour Research Laboratory

annemarieWe are absolutely delighted to announce that we are supporting, and being supported by, Professor Rory O’Connor.

Based in Glasgow, UK, Professor Rory O’Connor is the Director of the Suicidal Behaviour Research Laboratory, (the leading suicide and self-harm research group in Scotland), as well as the head of the mental health and wellbeing group there. He is also a member of the European Health Psychology Society, and the British Psychological Society’s Division of Health Psychology (and is an accredited Stage 2 health psychology supervisor). In addition, he sits on the Chief Scientist Office’s Health Services and Population Research Grants Committee, and the Scottish Government’s national suicide and self-harm implementation and monitoring group. Professor O’Connor has particular interests in the use of self-regulatory models across a range of mental health problems.


Dr Annemarie O’Connor – clinical psychologist

annemarieAnnemarie has over ten years experience of assessing, understanding and treating a range of diagnoses and psychological difficulties spanning mild to complex, Annemarie offers The Shaw Mind Foundation a great level of expertise and wealth of knowledge in these areas. She is also the co-author of our book ‘Pulling The Trigger; Body Image & Body Dysmorphic Disorder’.

Annemarie has worked within forensic services and has held down various NHS community services positions, treating adults with complex and chronic mental health problems. In addition to this she is also part of the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma (CADAT) team at the Maudsley Hospital (London). There she works as a national specialist treating people who have body image concerns or Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). She has a particular interest in complex anxiety presentations, perfectionism and communication skills.


Dr Jonathan Ornstein – consultant psychiatrist

dr-jonathan-ornstein-webJonathan trained as a doctor and after medical and surgical posts is now working as a psychiatrist and has been a consultant in community adult psychiatry since 2008.

Jonathan uses an open minded integrated approach, combining biological, psychological and social therapies to help people resolve their issues and psychiatric illnesses. He has experience in working with people with depression and anxiety, psychotic illnesses, personality issues, in trauma therapy and with medical legal work. He focuses on working with the person rather than the condition, so gaining an understanding of each patient’s needs, and producing a collaborative tailored treatment plan.


Dr Bradley Mann – consultant clinical psychologist & CBT therapist

bradleymann_profilepic1Bradley has over fourteen years’ experience working as a consultant clinical psychologist within both NHS and private sector settings in treating people with a range of mental health difficulties and psychological problems. Bradley has a specialist interest in working with people with chronic and complex presentations having worked within secure and recovery services. Bradley works with people experiencing symptoms of psychosis and personality difficulties as well as substance misuse. He lectures to doctoral level trainees at UCL, UEL and University of Hertfordshire, contributes to peer-reviewed journals and presents to national and International conferences.

Bradley has worked within private practice for the past twelve years helping people who experience anxiety, depression, trauma, OCD and adjustment difficulties. He is an accredited cognitive and behavioural psychotherapist and has undergone intensive DBT training. His preferred models are cognitive with a range of schema therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, mindfulness and compassion-based therapy providing the depth to such models.


Dr Az Hakeem – visiting Professor of psychiatry and psychology

az-hakeem-linkedinAz completed his medical training at University College London and then trained in Psychiatry at The Royal Free Hospital, The Tavistock and Portman Clinics and West London Mental Health. In addition to training in Psychiatry he has also completed training as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist at The Tavistock and Portman Clinics, Mentalisation Based Therapy at The Anna Freud Centre and as a Group Analyst at The Institute of Group Analysis.

He has worked as a consultant in both Psychiatry and Psychotherapy throughout his consultant career. Prior to joining the Priory Roehampton he worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist in General Adult Psychiatry, Psychotherapy  & Forensic Psychotherapy at Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust and The Portman Clinic.

Az has worked extensively as a Consultant Psychiatrist to the media and has appeared on a number of television programmes.  He has had a regular segment on GMTV, Big Brother on the Couch, been a co-presenter on Wife Swap the Aftermath, and a weekly segment on Weekend Sunrise, Australia’s biggest breakfast TV show. He has published extensively in psychiatric and psychotherapeutic journals and has previously had a regular column in Red Magazine.

Dr Az Hakeem is a world specialist in the assessment and psychotherapeutic treatment of disorders of sex, gender identity and sexuality, and has researched and published widely in this area.


Sadegh Nashat – consultant clinical psychologist and family psychotherapist

Sadegh Nashat 2Sadegh is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Systemic Psychotherapist and a lecturer University of Geneva, Switzerland. He is also a Honorary Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, London.

He has expertise in psychological assessment, neuropsychological assessment, educational psychology, psychotherapy and couple and family therapy. He has written extensively on child, adolescent and family mental health and emotional well-being.

Sadegh is also an experienced trainer and researcher in the field of psychotherapy and mental health in schools.

He is the Editor of Rorschachiana, the International Journal of the Rorschach and Projective Methods.

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