Meet our highly qualified tutors who deliver the Human Development Scotland (HDS) training programme.

Here are some of the tutors currently working with HDS.

Annie Baikie

Annie Baikie is a consultant child and adolescent psychotherapist, trained at the Tavistock Clinic. For nineteen years, she worked in NHS Grampian specialising in the areas of LAC and Learning disability alongside teaching at HDS.

She contributed a chapter to the book; “Unexpected Gains; Psychotherapy with People with Learning Disabilities” edited by D Simpson and L Miller; Tavistock Clinic Series 2004

She recently retired from the NHS, but continues to teach, supervise and lecture in affiliation with Human Development Scotland and a range of other organisations. She has a small private practice.

Sharadha Bain

Sharadha is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice in Edinburgh. She is a member of the Scottish Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists (SAPP) and a registrant of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC). She previously studied object relations at The Centre for Intentional Living in The Netherlands.

Since 1997, Sharadha has been in private practice as an alternative healing practitioner, working internationally with people from a wide range of professional and personal backgrounds. She teaches workshops in the UK and overseas on topics related to spirituality, healing and personal development.

Sharadha began her career a journalist and has written for The Washington Post, BusinessWeek and the Economist Intelligence Unit. She has also worked as Senior Conference Director for the Institute for International Research.

Liz Cairns

Liz Cairns is a Psychodynamic Counsellor and Play Therapist who specialises in working with young people and their families. She leads the Counsellor training at HDS.

Liz originally trained as a teacher changing direction after 12 years to work full time as a Counsellor initially in Social Work and then in the NHS. She developed and managed the Youth Counselling Service for NHS Lanarkshire (CAMHS) before leaving to set up TeentalkScotland (TTS) with 2 of her colleagues. TTS provides Counsellors in 3 different local authority areas and Liz maintains a practice 3 days a week in schools.

Alongside her Counselling practice Liz has been involved in training for over 20 years. She also provides clinical supervision.

Sharon Hannah

Sharon has recently retired from the NHS after 36 years working as a Group Analyst / Nurse Psychotherapist. She is in the process of setting up her own private practice.

Previously Sharon worked in analytic groups and individually with people who had complex needs, often who had a personality disorder which Sharon found challenging but also rewarding.

Sharon was also involved in offering consultation to community teams who also worked with this patient group by offering supervision and reflective practice to staff, was part of Sharon’s day to day work both on a group and individual basis.

Previously Sharon was the Courses Director for the Institute of Group Analysis (IGA) from 2006-2015 and now she is the Chair for a development group working to re-establish the Group Analytic training in Scotland. This group is also involved in setting up CPD opportunities for people interested in Group Analysis and psychotherapy.

Andy Hardie

Andy is a psychodynamic counsellor and supervisor registered and accredited with BACP, a senior associate of APPCIOS and a trainee member of the BPC approaching registration as an organisational therapist. Additionally, he is an accredited practitioner of the Institute for Outdoor Learning. Andy has worked in the outdoor learning sector for 15 years and has a broad range of guiding and coaching qualifications.

Andy is currently an operations manager and head therapist with the Venture Mor wilderness therapy programme in Scotland. Prior to developing and bringing to fruition the programme at Venture Mor, his work focussed on outdoor personal development programmes for offending and care experienced populations with the charity Venture Trust.

As a Therapist, he has worked in the third, public and private sectors; in primary schools, specialist in-patient addictions units and with long term individual clients in "affordable" agencies. In his current role, the clinical work undertaken is mostly with young people (age 14-18) and their parents, as well as supervising the teams of staff who deliver on the programme. Alongside this, he has worked over the past year to develop a module in "Adventure Therapy" for the University of Highlands and Islands.

Debbie Hindle

Dr Debbie Hindle is a consultant child and adolescent psychotherapist, trained at the Tavistock Clinic. For 10 years, she was Head of the Clinical Training in Child Psychotherapy at the Scottish Institute of Human Relations in Edinburgh and worked clinically in a specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service in Glasgow for children who were fostered or adopted. 

She has written extensively, including 3 co-edited books – Personality Development: A Psychoanalytic Perspective (1999); The Emotional Experience of Adoption: A Psychoanalytic Perspective (2008);and Sibling Matters: A Psychoanalytic, Developmental and Systemic Approach (2014). Now retired from the NHS, she continues to teach, supervise and lecture. 

Mary Long

Mary is a qualified social worker and systemic family psychotherapist and has worked within a CAMHS setting for over twenty years which included working in Scotland, London and in Sweden.

Mary’s role as a family therapist included delivering training, developing course material and supervising/mentoring trainees.

Susan Maciver

Susan is a psychodynamic organisational therapist registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council. She has a private practice offering supervision and consultancy, usually with therapists and organisations working with children and young people.

She has contributed to many courses offered by the Scottish Institute of Human Relations and Human Development Scotland, including “Understanding Adolescence” and “Institutional Processes.”

Salma Siddique

Dr Salma Siddique PTSTA, FHEA, FRAI FRSA Her main research teaching is based on the dialogue between psychoanalysis, psychotherapy and anthropology and is influenced by her clinical experience working with people in trauma resulting from oppression, abuse, torture, fleeing disaster and conflict zones.  

She is a regular contributor to research and relational ethical practice writings as a clinical anthropologist. An academic based at School of Philosophical Anthropological & Film Studies University of St-Andrews. A regular Editorial Board Member, European Journal for Qualitative Research in Psychotherapy: 

Salma’s most recent publication is (2019) Chapter 6. Western Configurations: Ways of Being in Psychotherapy, Anthropology and the Work of Culture, London, Routledge Publications.  Her current research is in the application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to psychoanalytical and psychological clinical training, and practice.

Audrey Walker

Audrey initially qualified as a social worker in 1985 and has had over 30 years’ experience in working with children, young people and families.  She has worked in local authorities, residential settings and counselling services.  In 2006, Audrey qualified as a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist and is a member of the Association of Child Psychotherapists.  Since then, she has worked in CAMHS teams in the NHS and in the private sector with children in foster-care.  She currently works in independent practice in Glasgow offering individual psychotherapy, consultations and supervision.

Grant Wilkie

Grant initially trained as a medical doctor before specialising in psychiatry at the Royal Edinburgh hospital. He moved to Glasgow in 1989 to take up a post as a senior registrar in Psychotherapy and over the next 5 years underwent training through SIHR to qualify as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist. Grant is a member of BPC and the Scottish Association of Psychoanalysts.

In 1996 Grant took up a post as a consultant psychiatrist in Psychotherapy with NHS Lanarkshire. The main remit was to develop a psychodynamic psychotherapy service for this area of Scotland which previously had none. This involved a great deal of teaching and supervision and he also chaired the Psychotherapy section of the College of Psychiatrists in Scotland.

Besides Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Grant is interested in systemic thinking and the application of psychoanalytic and systemic thinking in the understanding of organisational life. He has completed the first 2 years of the systemic training previously run by SIHR.

Grant has retired from NHS and now has a small independent practice, providing individual Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy where he also supervises trainees and more experienced practitioners.