Gwynneth Down

Dr Gwynneth Down is a Consultant Family Psychotherapist. She is the Head of Family Psychotherapy across the Department of Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Psychosocial Services.

Gwynneth has worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital since 1997. She provides family therapy to children and adolescents with physical illness and their families within the paediatric services of the hospital.


Specialisms include medical family therapy, consultation and supervision.


MSc Sys D/Sys/Psych

Gwynneth undertook her psychiatric nurse training at the Maudsley and Bethlem Hospital Trust and completed her Family Psychotherapy training at the Institute of Family Therapy (London)/Birkbeck College University of London. She went on to complete a Doctorate in Systemic Psychotherapy at the Tavistock Clinic, London.

Research Interests

Current research interests include the impact of long term paediatric medical conditions on children and families and the implications for relationships


Departmental reception

Telephone number: 020 7829 8679.

Team Administrators in Psychosocial Services

Anna Lucock

Telephone number: 020 7829 9200, Ext 5309