We are Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists offering individual psychotherapy with children, young people and their parents or carers in Birmingham,  and throughout the West Midlands.

We also see parents with their very young children, and sometimes on their own, to think about questions and concerns.

We offer consultation and supervision to individual professionals or agencies in a range of roles concerned with the wellbeing and development of infants, children and young people.

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy aims to develop a measure of understanding through which troubling and challenging difficulties can be thought about and become less overwhelming.

When it is possible to think about and make sense of frightening feelings and conflict, they can seem more manageable. This allows them to be negotiated more effectively so relationships can become more rewarding.

We are full members of the Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP) with specialist training that allows us to work with infants, children, young people up to the age of 25.

We adhere to the ethical code of the ACP and comply with its annual registration requirements that include maintaining continuing professional development (CPD)



About Us

Head and Heart Child, Adolescent and Family Psychotherapy in Birmingham is led by two Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists with almost 50 years' experience in a wide range of specialisms and settings. We are aspiring to be a social enterprise to enable us to provide therapeutic work in areas and/or with populations that are presently unsupported or for whom help is hard to reach.
Jeremy Gunson

Jeremy Gunson

Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

Jeremy’s career began in residential childcare in London and developed through social work within multidisciplinary CAMHS in Liverpool to working in South Staffordshire and Birmingham. He qualified as a social worker in 1988 and completed his training in child psychotherapy at the Tavistock Clinic in London in 2004 , during which he attended the fostering and adoption and infant mental health workshops for two years each respectively. He has long held inter-related interests in trauma; complex mental health difficulties; children within the care system and infant mental health.

Jeremy has achieved reliability in an attachment -based assessment approach named ‘The Meaning of the Child in the Mind of the Parent’ , developed by Dr Ben Grey at the Cambridge Centre for Attachment and accredited by Roehampton University. He has also completed additional training in clinical supervision and short -term psychoanalytic psychotherapy (STPP).

Jeremy is a member of the Association of Infant Mental Health (UK), the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists and is a full member the Association of Child Psychotherapists.

He has served as an elected member of the Training Council and Training Development Group of the Association of Child Psychotherapists for the last three years and is an external assessor for the clinical training in child psychotherapy at the Birmingham Trust for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.

HeadandHeart Child, Adolescent and Family Psychotherapy supports Jeremy’s professional commitments.

Janine Tully

Janine Tully

Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

Janine has more than 15 years experience working with children, young people and families in a range of roles across a variety of settings , including primary, secondary and further education; a young carers' third sector agency; residential childcare; detached youth work and within a specialist sexual health service.

She is fully registered as a Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist with the Association of Child Psychotherapy after completing a post-graduate Diploma in Psychoanalytic Observational Studies, followed by a full clinical training at the Birmingham Trust for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy , where she qualified in March 2017.

Janine has seven years' experience within NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service multidisciplinary teams working with specialist infant mental health; developmental trauma and neurodevelopmental disorders (PTSD, ASD, ADHD, PDD); anxiety and depression (self-harm and suicidality); behavioural disorders (ODD, CD); eating disorders, learning difficulties and disability as well as abuse and complex loss.

Janine has particular interrelated interests in the inter-generational transmission of emotional difficulties; infant and perinatal mental health; and children and young people within the range of substitute care placements, as well as pre and post adoption.


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