About IFT

Since its inception in 1977, the Institute of Family Therapy(IFT) has established a national and international reputation for its work and has become the largest family therapy organisation in the UK.

The Institute of Family Therapy offers:

The Institute of Family Therapy is committed to a policy of equality and the elimination of discrimination in all aspects of its work, whether in relation to race, colour, ethnic origin, disability, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, culture, nationality or class. It recognises diversity of family forms and the different ways in which people choose to form relationships. IFT is opposed to any discrimination or prejudice either by word or conduct on the part of any Member or the Institute or its administration, or persons using its premises.

We hope that this website provides you with useful information about the work of the Institute. Please don’t hesitate to contact us by phone, fax or email if you would like to discuss any matter raised on these pages. We will be happy to help in any way we can.

Dr Barbara McKay, DirectorBarbara1




On behalf of the rest of the Institute’s staff:

Judy Gray, Director, Advanced Clinical Training
Chip Chimera, Director of the Centre for Child Studies
Iris Corrales, Assistant Director
Nadia Tosic, Director of Operations
Robyn Bradley, Clinical Referrals and MSc Administrator
Robyn Galloway, Courses Administrator
Angela Vanriel, Resources Manager
Elisabeth Smith, Membership Administrator
Miranda Jakowska, Agency Based Training Co-ordinator
Maite Elizalde, Agency Based Administrator
Reda Allam, Facilities Co-ordinator
Simon Shattock, Senior Lecturer
Sade Rosiji, Book-keeper
Sherman McMinn, Evening Receptionist