Jeremy Holmes

Jeremy Holmes

Dr Jeremy Holmes

Psychotherapist and Author

Professor Jeremy Holmes MD was for 35 years Consultant Psychiatrist/Medical Psychotherapist at University College London (UCL) and then in North Devon, UK, and Chair of the Psychotherapy Faculty of the Royal College of Psychiatrists 1998-2002. He is visiting Professor at the University of Exeter, and lectures nationally and internationally.

In addition to 250+ peer-reviewed papers and chapters in the field of psychoanalysis and attachment theory, his books include:

  • John Bowlby and Attachment Theory (2nd edition 2013)
  • The Oxford Textbook of Psychotherapy (2005 co-editors Glen Gabbard and Judy Beck)
  • Exploring In Security: Towards an Attachment-informed Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (2010, winner of Canadian Goethe Prize)
  • The Therapeutic Imagination: Using Literature to Deepen Psychodynamic Understanding and Enhance Empathy (2014) Attachment in Therapeutic Practice (2017, with A Slade), and
  • The Brain has a Mind of its Own: attachment, neurobiology and the new science of psychotherapy (2020 Confer).

He was recipient of the Bowlby-Ainsworth Founders Award 2009.  Music-making, gardening, Green politics and grand-parenting are gradually eclipsing his lifetime devotion to psychoanalytic psychotherapy and attachment.