About the Trainers
Arnie Reed
Chartered Counselling Psychologist
Certified Schema Therapist and Clinical Supervisor

Arnie enjoyed a full military career before pursuing a second career in Psychology.  After leaving the Army he completed his BSc in Behavioural Sciences in 1998 and his Practitioner Doctorate in Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology at the University of Surrey in 2001.  Searching for the most useful interventions to fit the unique presenting difficulties of clients, Arnie completed a post-graduate diploma course (at UCL) in Applied Hypnosis, received training in EMDR and completed the National Intensive DBT Training.  Along with Chris and Litsa, Arnie attended the first International Schema Therapy Certification course at the Schema Therapy Institute in New York and was trained directly by Dr Jeffrey Young.  Arnie is a fully certified Schema Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer, and full member of the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST).  Arnie has worked in the NHS since 1998 and currently works in a Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) in Cardiff and also has a busy private practice.  Arnie now specialises in complex client presentations including those clients diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder and so-called treatment-resistant difficulties.  He has also been involved in developing a local NHS BPD Service.  Arnie teaches schema therapy on the South Wales PsychD in Clinical Psychology and on the University of Wales, Newport, Graduate Diploma Course in CBT.  He is co-director of Schema Therapy Workshops, which delivers Schema Therapy training and supervision in the UK and overseas and has done so since 2010.

Evangelia (Litsa) Anthis
Chartered Counselling Psychologist
Certified Schema Therapist and Clinical Supervisor
Litsa qualified as a social worker in South Africa prior to moving to the UK. She continued her studies in psychology and obtained her Practitioner Doctorate in Counselling Psychology with a specialization in psychodermatology. During this time she worked extensively in the NHS, in areas of specialist health services, lectured on post-graduate courses and supervised counselling psychology students. She received training in EMDR, obtained a diploma in clinical supervision, and along with Chris and Arnie attended the first international Schema Therapy Certification Course at the Schema Therapy Institute in New York. She was trained by Jeffrey Young and is a fully certified schema therapist. Five years ago, Litsa moved to Greece and has promoted the development of psychological services in various settings. She was Head of EAP Services in the business sector, has set up a counselling psychology service in a major dermatology hospital and is President of the Patient Psoriasis Association in Greece. Currently she lectures in schema therapy at the Institute of Research and Behaviour, and has a private practice providing schema therapy treatment and supervision. In particular, she specializes in clients with long term characterological difficulties, including clients diagnosed with BPD and individuals with chronic health problems.