Dr Maggie Turp

maggie turpDr Maggie Turp is a psychodynamic psychotherapist and supervisor in private practice and a chartered psychologist. Her academic career has included lectureships at the University of Reading and at Birkbeck College, London. Since retiring from mainstream academic life, she has been a visiting lecturer at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust.

Maggie is a member of the Editorial Boards of the journals Psychodynamic Practice and Infant Observation. Her publications include several journal papers and two books: Psychosomatic Health: the body and the word (2001 Palgrave) and Hidden Self-Harm: narratives from psychotherapy (2003 Jessica Kingsley).


Upcoming Event with Maggie Turp

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Past Events with Maggie Turp

Self-Harm, Self-Care and the Way Between

The Skin Around The Self

Working with Body Storylines

Perspectives on Interpretation: What makes a good intervention in therapy? (Conference)

Working with Body Storylines

Working with ‘Hard-to-Reach’ Individuals in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Broken Threads: The impact of trauma on patients and practitioners


Testimonials for Maggie Turp’s training

“Maggie was fluent, approachable, thoughtful, and very good at managing difficult material”.

“Positive and Informative: Maggie’s approach embodied the empathy and understanding needed when working with self-harming patients”. 

“I found Maggie engaging and extremely interesting with a ‘realness’ that I really appreciated”

“Maggie is excellent. The day was informative and animated with a deeply joyous feeling”

“I’m off to find some of Maggie’s written work now as I am enthralled!”


Brighton Therapy Partnership has worked with many trainers and speakers in the field of counselling and psychotherapy. To see a full list, visit our speaker page. In addition, we regularly interview speakers for our blog.