Exploring maternal identity and intimacy in the early years of life conference


Harry Guntrip Trust


Other Opportunities, Training


The Bobbin Room, Sunny Bank Mills, Farsley, LS28 5UJ

Application deadline

May 17, 2024


This conference will be exploring the relationships between parents and their babies, the impact upon both within the intimacy of the earliest relationships.  We will consider how these early intimate relationships can impact on later relationships in both the parent and the infant, growing into an adult themselves.

We will be looking at how art can help make sense of some of the powerful aspects of these early relationships, and how we might make sense of and come to terms with these.


Dr Pauline Lee is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst.  She is the strategic clinical lead for parent-infant mental health in Greater Manchester and led on the development of ten parent infant services.  She is a Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society and also works in private practice.

Sarah Greaves is an award-winning mixed media artist based in Manchester, UK. Greaves’ work has been exhibited extensively across the UK, awarded Arts Council funding and has received international press and publicity including interviews on BBC Radio 4. Artworks include the installation The Other in Mother, exploring the psychological transition women experience in motherhood.  She works as an art psychotherapist with Six Degrees and privately, managing and delivering art therapy groups for people experiencing mental health difficulties.

Jane Turner is a Parent-infant Psychotherapist in a specialist Perinatal service in the South West Yorkshire Trust and is a Consultant PIP working within 2 developing Parent infant relationship services in Calderdale and Wakefield funded by The Best start to life initiative. She also offers PIP supervision privately.   She is a Trustee at the Parent infant foundation and is a member of the PIP Executive Committee, British Psychotherapy Foundation.  

Dr Chris Douglas is chair of the Harry Guntrip Psychotherapy Trust and works in the NHS as a Medical Psychotherapist in Huddersfield.

Tickets: £45

A recording of the event will be available to ticket holders for a limited time afterwards.