Jay Dudley
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Jay Dudley

UKCP/ACAT Registered Psychotherapist/Supervisor
Group Analyst in Training
Qualifications: BA (Hons) Philosophy; B.Phil.; Dip. SW

Accreditation and registered: UKCP; ACAT; IGA Registered

Availability: Thursdays

Jay is a Psychotherapist, Supervisor, & Group Analyst in Training with many years’ experience working as a Psychotherapist in mental health services in the NHS, and in drug rehabilitation services in West London. He was lead for the Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) Service in Somerset NHS Trust, before moving to Devon to take up work as a Psychotherapist in a Specialist Therapeutic Community within the Personality Disorder Service where he worked for 10 years. He then worked as the Professional Lead at The Haldon Specialist Eating Disorder Service and is currently undertaking further training as a Group Analyst with the Institute of Group Analysis.

Jay’s clinical experience and interests include treatment for personality disorders (more recently understood as complex emotional needs); complex trauma and dissociative processes; eating disorders; OCD; anxiety and depression. He works collaboratively, drawing on ideas from CAT, Relational Psychoanalysis, & Group Analysis. He offers both short and long-term psychotherapy, training therapies and supervision.

Having studied Philosophy as an undergraduate, Jay feels drawn to a philosophical and existential appreciation of the nature of our Being and how some of the ideas found there, connect with relational psychoanalytic approaches to our understanding of self, others, and the world.

He teaches on Exeter University’s Doctoral programme of Clinical Psychology, where he also provides Reflective Practice. He was Chair of ACAT from 2020-2023, and is a Trustee of ACAT and member of the Ethics Committee. He is a course moderator for two CAT Practitioner Trainings.