Judith Gurney Edwards
BiographyAs a consultant child and adolescent psychotherapist for over thirty years I have watched and thought about babies, treated children, taught students and made links with the arts in order to extend meanings beyond my own field. I have published internationally in the field , and wrote a memoir Pieces of Molly (published Karnac) which gave an account of my 'ordinary life' which resonated with many people in terms of their own... I also wrote a leaflet HELP! which is a guide to psychotherapy for parents and children, (available via the Harris-Meltzer Trust website). On a personal note I started up a website www.cansurviving.com following a cancer diagnosis five years ago which now has a large following as an international group built site, addressing the mind, the body and the spirit in the healing process.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Psychoanalytic practice and theory
I feel fortunate to be in a field where life intersects and creates a rich and rewarding professional life- I am interested in how this links with the arts and am particularly interested in poetry and sculpture. I also take photographs and rejoice in a happy family life.