Mental health expert
Marcus Evans is a psychoanalyst and has been a consultant psychotherapist and mental health nurse; he has 40 years’ experience in mental health. He was head of the nursing discipline at the Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust between 1998 and 2018. He was also the lead clinician in the adult and adolescent service and one of the founding members of the Fitzjohn’s Service for the treatment of patients with severe and enduring mental health conditions and personality disorders.
He has written and taught extensively on the application of psychoanalytic thinking in mental health settings. His first book, Making Room for Madness in Mental Health: the psychoanalytic understanding of psychotic communications was published by Karnac in 2016. His second, Psychoanalytic thinking in mental health settings, introduces front-line mental-health professionals to psychoanalytic thinking and was published by Routledge in 2020. His third book, written with his wife Susan, Gender dysphoria: a therapeutic model for working with children adolescents and young adults, was published in May 2021.