30 March 2022

By Caitlin Moscatello

Anastassis Spiliadis, a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst who worked at GIDS from 2015 to 2019, says that at times, he felt like “the only thing that the service was offering was a medical approach.” Spiliadis was alarmed when, he says, Carmichael told clinicians not to bring their concerns to the service’s child-safeguarding lead. (A spokesperson for GIDS denied this, but evidence presented before a tribunal investigating the matter backs up Spiliadis’s account.)