Dr Joshua Holmes

Dr. Joshua Holmes is a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist in Training in the Eating Disorders Team at Great Ormond Street Hospital. He joined the team in October 2014. He also works at a CAMHS clinic in North London. 

Qualifications and training

PhD (Psychoanalytic Studies)

MSc (Psychoanalytic Developmental Psychology)

BA (Geography)

Joshua is currently a third year Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Trainee on a professional doctorate jointly run by the British Psychotherapy Foundation and the Anna Freud Centre/University College London. He is a trainee member of the Association of Child Psychotherapists. 

Research interests

Joshua’s research interests include: the application of psychoanalysis in qualitative research; the researcher’s use of self as a data source; psychoanalytic approaches to anorexia. For three years he worked as a qualitative interviewer on a large-scale study on the influence of therapy on depression in adolescence.

Joshua has published peer reviewed journal articles on a variety of topics, in psychoanalytic and qualitative research journals.

Recent selected bibliography:

Holmes, J (forthcoming). ‘Reverie-informed research interviewing’, International Journal of Psycho-Analysis.

Holmes, J (2014). ‘Countertransference in qualitative research: a critical appraisal’, Qualitative Research, 14, 2, 166 – 183.

Holmes, J (2014). ‘Countertransference before Heimann: an historical exploration’, Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 62, 4, 603 – 629.