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Dr Maggie Turp

Maggie Turp is a practitioner psychologist and analytically-trained psychotherapist and supervisor in private practice. She is a visiting lecturer at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust and an independent trainer, offering workshops on the effects of trauma on self-narrative, the physical expression of psychological distress and - more recently - the psychology of climate change. Her publications include journal papers and two books, Psychosomatic Health: the body and the word (2001 Palgrave) and Hidden Self-Harm: narratives from psychotherapy (2003 Jessica Kingsley). She is also an aspiring fiction writer, currently writing a climate change themed novel under the name Maggie Melrose.

Maggie is an active member of the Climate Psychology Alliance, Kensal-Kilburn Transition Town and the Confer Advisory Board. She has a website - www.maggieturp.net and welcomes correspondence on maggieturp@googlemail.com


Past and present Confer events
Eco-Psychotherapy
Online module

Working with Splitting and Projecting
Saturday 10 June 2017

Can I Really do This? What are rules of psychotherapy and are they negotiable?
Saturday 25 March 2017

The Psychology of Inspired Collective Climate Change Action
Saturday 21 November 2015

The Talking Cure: The function of narrative in the psychotherapeutic process
Friday evenings, 23 January to 20 March 2015

The Affronting Patient
2 November 2013

A 5-Day Summer School - The Therapist's Well-Being
Sunday 1 July to Thursday 5 July 2012

The Art of the Psychotherapeutic Intervention
9 seminars from Monday April 16 2012
Is There Such a Thing as an Impossiblr Patient?
A Seminar Series for Psychotherapists

Monday evenings 27 September to 6 December 2010
Self-Harm, Self-Care and the Way Between
Saturday 18 September 2010
The Psychotherapeutic Challenge of Working with Envy New Theory and Clinical Work Explored
3 November 2008
Psychopathology Unpacked
1 March 2010






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