Maria is a mental health nurse and psychodynamic psychotherapist. She has more than 20 years’ experience in working as a nurse within the NHS, latterly in ELFT, in a variety of roles within the community in City and Hackney. Maria trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy at Westminster Pastoral Foundation. Throughout her career she combined her nursing work with working as a therapist independently in Hackney. In working at James’ Place Maria is able to continue her work in suicide prevention bringing both her therapeutic values and clinical experience.
Dan worked for the NHS delivering evidence based psychological interventions. He has worked in a variety of settings, including prisons, crisis services, acute inpatient units, adult mental health, long term health conditions and spinal injuries. Dan believes that practitioners can do meaningful psychological work in a brief period of time with men who are facing a suicidal crisis.