Alistair Ross is Director of Psychodynamic Studies, and University Lecturer in Psychotherapy, Department for Continuing Education. He initially trained as a Baptist Minister and worked in South London, Kent and Birmingham. He subsequently did an experiential therapeutic training at Claybury Psychiatric Hospital in Essex and worked as a pastoral counsellor and pastoral theologian. Further training as a psychodynamic counsellor and supervisor followed and since 2002 he has led the MA in Psychodynamic Counselling at the University of Birmingham. He is a BACP accredited counsellor and supervisor and is Chair of BACP’s Professional Ethics and Quality Standards Committee. He is a fellow of Kellogg College, Oxford.