About US

Seminars, conferences and online resources on psychotherapy and human relationships

Finding the connections…

CONFER is an independent organisation established by psychotherapists in 1998 to provide innovative, challenging and inspiring continuing educational events for psychotherapists, psychologists and other mental health workers. Through our seminars and conferences we have made our mark by presenting the cutting edge of thinking and theory in order to deepen our understanding of the mind and to demonstrate the connections between different schools of thought within the psychotherapy domain. Our seminar leaders and panels are chosen from the most experienced practitioners and contemporary theorists to present the latest research findings and theoretical developments.

Confer events are also designed for the participants’ well-being. With that in mind, we provide time and space for people to network, thoughtfully prepared materials, and other resources. Our goal is to create a friendly and secure learning community to support people in their clinical work and professional lives. We recognise that, while professional psychotherapists or other mental health workers are required to continue learning and developing skills throughout their careers, doing so in a meaningful way takes considerable commitment. We aim to provide our colleagues with skills and knowledge that lead to increased professional confidence, better work, and an edge in the field.

Who attends Confer events?

  • Psychotherapists
  • Psychoanalysts
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • GPs
  • Counsellors
  • Complementary medical practitioners

Who runs Confer?

Creative Director
Jane Ryan
Switchboard: +44 (0) 203 9042259

Managing Director
Richard Atienza-Hawkes
Direct Line: 07485188390

Finance Manager
Jenny Keen
Switchboard: +44 (0) 203 9042259

IT and Website Manger
Ryan Murphy
Switchboard: +44 (0) 203 9042259

Logistics and Video Production Manager
Josh Daniel
Switchboard: +44 (0) 203 9042259

Conference Programme Creator
Alice Jacobs Waterfall

Event Manager
Shanida Osakonor

Marketing and Communications Managers
Artemis Archimandriti
Tosin Adegoke

Director of Publishing
Christina Wipf Perry

Publishing Manager
Liz Wilson

Publishing Assistant
Emily Wootton

Membership, Diploma and Venue Administrator
Cressida Moger

Web Developer
Adam Hills

American Psychological Association

Confer is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Confer maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Environmental policy

Confer has developed a policy to help to reduce the ecological impact of our events.
View our environmental policy.