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Dr Mark Boden

Email: mark.boden@metanoia.ac.uk.

Mark is a BPS Chartered Counselling Psychologist and HCPC registered psychologist. Mark is also a member of the International Association for Forensic Psychotherapy.

He is a graduate of the University of Surrey Doctorate in Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology.

Mark also holds a PhD in Sociology from the London School of Economics and had a previous career within academia.

Mark works within NELFT Forensic Psychology Service and has experience working within both low secure forensic settings and acute inpatient wards. In these roles, he works with people experiencing psychosis, personality difficulties and a history of violent offences.

Mark’s clinical interests are mainly focused on psychodynamic therapy and theory, particularly in relation to the understanding and treatment of personality disorders and psychosis, psychodynamic technique, and the area of forensic psychotherapy. He also has an interest in the philosophical foundations of psychology/psychotherapy including Heidegger and Husserl and in the philosophy of the social sciences.

Mark’s research interests include therapists’ experiences of countertransference, issues around race in the practice of forensic psychotherapy/psychology, conceptualisation of violence from a psychoanalytic understanding and how psychosis impacts on sense of self from a phenomenological perspective.