About Marion Lindsay

I am a qualified and experienced psychoanalytic psychotherapist. I am registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) through the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists (TSP), and North of England Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists (NEAPP). The BPC is registered with the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) which is a governmental body. I was previously registered with the UKCP (1993 – 2013). 

I am committed to addressing issues of race, gender, sexuality, disability and class in my work. I regularly seek out learning opportunities that help to challenge my perspective and to find ways of understanding individuals within a wider social lens, alongside a focus on the internal world.

Past Roles

I originally trained as an Art Therapist (1984) and worked within the NHS in London and in voluntary sector community organisations. After moving to Manchester, I worked for 7 years at 42nd Street, a community mental health service for young people. During this time I completed a Diploma in Psychotherapy at University of Liverpool (1991).

In 1995 I moved to work as an Adult Psychotherapist at the Red House Psychotherapy Service and Macartney House Psychotherapy Service, both NHS psychotherapy services within Greater Manchester. I left Macartney House in 1998 to develop my work at the Red House where I was employed until 2014. I left my NHS role to further develop my independent practice.

I set up and ran the Trauma Clinic at the Red House in 2002 after completing a year of training at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust entitled Understanding Trauma (2001). I subsequently trained in Transference Focused Psychotherapy (TFP), a focused treatment for people with borderline personality disorder.

I had a private practice working from Hampden House Psychotherapy Centre from 2008 – 2015.

Current Clinical Practice

I now work from a consulting room at Norwood House in Fallowfield, Central Manchester.  I see individuals usually in longer-term once weekly or more intensive (between twice and four times weekly) individual psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

As described above, I have extensive experience in the NHS working with people who experienced trauma and abuse in their histories, and this continues to be an important area of my independent practice.

I have substantial experience offering clinical supervision to beginning and experienced psychotherapists, and have a supervision qualification (1994).

Additional Roles

I was on the Executive of North West Institute for Dynamic Psychotherapy (NWIDP) for many years and served as Chair from 2007-2009. I worked with a small group of psychotherapists to help re-establish training in psychodynamic/psychoanalytic psychotherapy in Greater Manchester. This resulted in bringing the D58 (M) Foundation in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy course to Manchester. This course is delivered by the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, and operates from Gaskell House Psychotherapy Centre, part of Greater Manchester Mental Health Foundation Trust.

I am currently a Training Therapist for trainees on the D58 (Manchester and Leeds), D59 (Leeds), and for Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy trainees at NSCAP (Northern School of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy).

I chair Manchester Psychoanalytic Development Trust (MPDT), which organises CPD events related to psychoanalytic theory and practice. I also chair North West Psychoanalytic Partnership (NWPP), which is a steering group focused on supporting and developing training in psychodynamic, psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and psychoanalysis in the North West of England.