WHO WE ARE
You can see IAN INTERNATIONAL'S structure, executive committee, board members and member country chairpeople here
DR. MARIO MARRONE / INTERNATIONAL LIAISON COMMITTEE CHAIR / IAN FOUNDER
Dr Mario Marrone founded the International Attachment Network in 1992 having been directly supervised by the founder of Attachment Theory, John Bowlby at the Tavistock Clinic in London. He remains an active member of the IAN Executive Committee and is the coordinator for the IAN International Liaison Committee.
Mario was a co-founder of the Journal for Attachment and Human development and has published and lectured extensively across the world on the subject of attachment theory.
His training spans multiple disciplines, having trained in group analysis at the Institute of Group Analysis (London), in psychodrama in Buenos Aires, and in psychoanalysis at the Institute of Psychoanalysis (London). He has also trained in family therapy, tantra and meditation in the UK and has participated in multifamily therapy groups in (Elche) Spain.
Formerly a consultant psychiatrist in the NHS Mario is now a psychotherapist in private practice.
RHEA GANDHI / CHAIRPERSON OF IAN INDIA
Rhea Gandhi (MCouns) is a psychodynamic and person-centred psychotherapist trained at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. She runs a quiet private practice in Mumbai where she works with individuals, couples and groups since 2016. She is a member of the International Liaison Committee for the International Attachment Network.
She is visiting faculty at the St. Xavier's College, Mumbai's Postgraduate Department of Psychology.
She also has a certification in Couples and Family Therapy from TISS, Mumbai and one in Queer Affirmative Counselling Practice from the Mariwala Health Initiative. She is presently training to be a Group Analyst with the Institute of Group Analysis (UK) & The Hank Nunn Institute (Bangalore).
APPHIA D'SOUZA / VICE-CHAIRPERSON
Apphia is a person-centred counselling psychologist with over 4 years of experience with an (MSc) in Counselling Psychology, Bangalore with a specialisation in Group Therapy and MFT.
Alongside Private Practice, she works as a project officer and counsellor at an NGO, Rubaroo working against Child Sexual Abuse through Sex-Ed and CSA Awareness programmes in rural and urban Mumbai.
She believes in the transformative power of therapy and aims to normalise seeking mental health services and building safe spaces through programmes and group work in the Indian context.
She is also a second violinist in the Bombay Chamber Orchestra.
Hanan Beevi is a psychodynamic psychotherapist based in Calicut, Kerala with more than 4 years of intensive training and experience in both public and private mental
health care settings.
She is pursuing Psychoanalytic Observation Training from
Psychoanalytic Training and Research Centre, Mumbai. She is also enrolled in the
Online Intensive Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program from William Alanson White
Institute, New York.
Currently, she runs a private practice where she works with individuals, couples and
families, both in person and online.
HANAN BEEVI / EXECUTIVE MEMBER
Rhea Mathews is a counselling psychologist who received her MSc. in Psychological Studies from the University of Glasgow, Scotland. She has 4 years of experience in the social sector, working to improve mental health literacy and accessibility.
Currently, she works as a mental health researcher with Sangath, a public health NGO. The project she is focused on is a School Counselling Research Program that trains non-specialists in delivering low-intensity counselling to low and middle income students in Delhi.
Parallely, she runs a small private practice that works towards building safe spaces for people to express themselves (often adolescents and young adults). Her approach to counselling is humanistic; she focuses on cultivating the relationship shared with her clients, and also incorporates aspects of CBT and positive psychology into her practice.
In her time away from work, she reads, journals and plays sports.
Princy Jain has a systemic and person-centred approach. She has completed her MSc in Counselling Psychology from Bangalore with a specialisation in Group Therapy and MFT. She has been working with individuals, couples, and groups since 2018.
She has further trained in Systemic Family Constellations work and is also in training to be a group analyst with the institute of Group Analysis (UK) and the Hank Nunn Institute. She is associated as a consultant psychotherapist with mindfit and also has her own private practice.
She looks at therapy as a process of collaborative personal discovery, empowerment, self-acceptance, and personal growth.
Prathitha is a provisional teaching and supervising transactional analyst(PTSTA-PSYCHOTHERAPY)
International Transactional Analysis Association (ITAA)
She has a private practice and works with individuals, therapy groups and families.
TA began as a personal journey of development and growth for her, recognising patterns and
overcoming the limiting aspects has been a powerful and liberating experience. Personal conviction
about the core philosophies of TA drives her work, supported by Ethics framework of ITAA.
Her clients are a varied group, in the age of 15 years and above, people who seek personal growth, may be going through challenging times emotionally, individuals with difficulties in their jobs,
who may be depressed, victims of abuse or struggling with identity crisis.
Her vision is to be able to make therapy available to the grass roots and marginalized by creating
qualified professionals from within that population.