Who are we?

See an introduction to this year's committee members below:


Dr Alexis Theodorou is a psychiatrist completing forensic psychiatry and medical psychotherapy subspecialisation in London. He has a keen interest in the interplay being wellbeing and the arts. He is co-leading psychART.



Dr. Alan Baban is based in London. His writing is represented by Johnson & Alcock Literary Agency.


Technology Lead

Dr Amit Bansal is a current Psychiatry trainee in North East London. He has a longstanding interests in the arts, information technology and science. He primarily involves himself in projects to do with mental health and technology. He is currently looking to become more involved in research in this area.


Dr Clara Belessiotis is a Psychiatry Trainee at East London Foundation Trust. She holds a BSc from UCL and a DTMPH from Charité Medical School in Berlin. She has worked at the Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry at Queen Mary University and as a research assistant in Zambia.  She worked on the 2017 PsychART conference and is currently co-leading the 2018 conference. She is interested in the arts in medical education, particularly in teaching communication and reflective skills. In her spare time she likes contemporary dance, spending time outside, and trying to learn German.


Dr Rachel Proctor Psychiatry Trainee London Trust


Dr Karrish Devan is a Psychiatry trainee based at the South London & Maudsley Trust. He works primarily with fiction and his short stories have recently been published in the THOUSAND zine and by 10:10 Press. He is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of an upcoming healthcare and arts Journal called ‘The Pill’.



Dr Brandon Wong is a CT1 in North West London. As an avid musician, he was initially drawn by music therapy but has since been captivated by other forms of art therapy. He also has an interest in Public Health and information technology including Big Data and Analytics. 



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BOOKING NOW OPEN: Medical Psychotherapy Trainees’ and Trainers’ Conference 2023 - “Psychotherapy at Play”

Date: Friday 26th May Venue: Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham Click here to book


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