Brett Kahr is Senior Clinical Research Fellow in Psychotherapy and Mental Health at the Centre for Child Mental Health in London, and the Winnicott Clinic Senior Research Fellow in Psychotherapy at the Winnicott Clinic. He is also a Visiting Clinician at the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships at the Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology, and has worked for many years as a Registered Psychotherapist and Registered Marital Psychotherapist.
A graduate of the Tavistock Clinic, Tavistock Marital Studies Institute, the Portman Clinic and the School of Infant Mental Health, he is a former Marshall Scholar at the University of Oxford and former Fellow at the Yale Psychological Services Clinic at Yale University. He is the author of four previous books on psychological topics, including the first biography of Dr. Donald Winnicott, which won the Gradiva Award for Biography. Additionally, Brett Kahr is a Consultant in Psychology at the John Bowlby Centre in London, a Trustee of the Institute of Psychotherapy and Disability, and a Member of the Executive Committee of the Society of Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists. He maintains a private practice for individuals and couples in North London.
An experienced broadcaster for more than 20 years, he has served as the Resident Psychotherapist on BBC Radio 2, as Spokesperson for the BBC mental health campaign “Life 2 Live”, and has presented various psychological programmes on television. His latest book Sex and the Psyche is published by Penguin (2007).