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Staff Biographies

Jinnie Jefferies Anna Chesner Chris Andrews

Jinnie Jefferies MSc UKCP

Founder of London Centre
for Psychodrama
Psychodrama Psychotherapist
Senior Trainer

Anna Chesner MA UKCP

Psychodrama Psychotherapist
Senior Trainer
Group Analytic Psychotherapist
HPC registered Dramatherapist
Playback Theatre Practitioner

Chris Andrews

BA Sociodramatist
Psychodrama Psychotherapist

Jinnie is the founder and co-director of the London Centre for Psychodrama, trainer, therapist and supervisor.

Now semi-retired, Jinnie was previously head of Psychodrama and staff trainer at HMPS Grendon and consultant to Millfields' DSPD unit. In addition, she has made radio & television programmes on Psychodrama written widely on her work and initiated training in Greece, Ireland, and Hong Kong.

She is the present chair of the BPA.

Anna is registered as a Senior Trainer with the BPA. She works in private practice in East London with individuals, couples and groups; and consults to Maudsley and King's College Hospitals in particular supporting work in the fields of personality disorders and palliative care within the NHS.

She is programme leader for the BPA accredited diploma in Creative Supervision.

She has written about her work with people with learning disabilities, about supervision, and about creative advances in group work.

As well as her clinical work she is a leader, conductor and performer in Playback Theatre and an active member of London Playback Theatre.

Her training and facilitation work takes her regularly to Switzerland and Germany.

Chris has been a qualified sociodramatist since 2008. He is also a qualified psychodrama psychotherapist (UKCP) and a registered mental health nurse.

Chris currently works for a Mentalization Based Treatment (MBT) service in NHS mental health services in Bristol. He has used sociodrama as a developmental tool for teams within the NHS, local councils, universities, charities, and the non-statutory sector. He believes in the importance of both the individual and the group, and the inextricable links between the personal and the collective in social health and wellbeing.

He has a history of active involvement in social campaigns. He is passionate and optimistic about the eternal potential for human beings to make creative changes whether it is in the therapy room or the workplace.

Guest Facilitators

Clark Baim PhD
Senior Trainer in Psychodrama Psychotherapy (UKCP, BPA)

Jon Blend MA
Gestalt Psychotherapist, Integrative Child Psychotherapist

Teresa Brown
Psychodrama Psychotherapist

Ana Cruz
Clinical Psychologist & Psychotherapist

Maxine Daniels DPsych

Zoli Figusch
Psychodrama Psychotherapist

Marcia Karp MA, TEP, UKCP
Psychodrama Psychotherapist

Kate Kirk PhD
Psychodrama Psychotherapist

Johannes Krall
University Professor, Psychologist, Counsellor, & Psychotherapist

Destine Lord
Adult Educator, Consultant, Communicator & Connector

Leandra Perrotta
Clinical Psychologist & Psychotherapist

Hannah Sherbersky MSc, UKCP, RMN
Family and Systemic Psychotherapist AFT UKCP

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