Dr Raman Kapur is Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Chief Executive of Threshold, a mental health charity which offers residential and outreach services to around 300 children, adolescents, adults and elderly people with mental health problems. He graduated from Clinical Psychology training in 1982, having completed his first degree at the Ulster Polytechnic. He moved to Blackburn after his clinical training and then on to London in 1987 before returning to N.Ireland in 1990. He completed his MPhil at the University of Warwick in 1993 and was awarded his Ph.d in 1999 from the University of London. He has published over 30 clinical and research papers in psychotherapy and has a particular interest in investigating processes and outcomes in psychotherapeutic interventions. He was also co-author of the book ‘The Troubled Mind of Northern Ireland’. He was previously Course Director of the Cert/Dip/Msc in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (1999-2004) which was run by Threshold in conjunction with the School of Psychology at QUB. Dr Kapur was awarded the MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honour’s List in 2012 for his services to mental health within Northern Ireland.