The Clinic is run by a core staff, supported by a team of associates and advisors.


Jonathan  Coe

Jonathan is the Managing Director of the Clinic. Previously he was CEO of the charity WITNESS(POPAN).  In 2009 he completed a Winston Churchill Trust travelling fellowship study tour to the USA where he visited a wide range of organisations involved in work around professional boundary violations.  He acted as a lay member of the Expert Advisory Group for the National Operating Standards for psychological therapies, the Department of Health working group on the Statutory Regulation of Herbal Medicine, Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Ethics Committee of the British Psychological Society. He was a member of the steering group for the CHRE Clear Sexual Boundaries project and is a lay member of the Health Professions Council Professional Liaison Group on the regulation of counsellors and psychotherapists. He has worked in mental health services for the last 26 years.

Gary Schoener M.Eq., Licensed Psychologist; Psy.D. (Hon.)

Gary is a Patron to the Clinic and is its Principal Consultant.  A qualified clnical psychologist, Gary has consulted on more than 5,000 cases of professional misconduct and is an internationally known expert on professional boundaries and boundary violations.  He has extensive experience of evaluating offending professionals and of supporting clients. He was Executive Director of the Walk-In Counseling Center in Minneapolis from 1972 - 2010 and now acts as its Director of Consultation & Training.  In 2010 he was appointed as Travelling Professor for the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists for a lecture tour of both countries. He was co-author of the key text 'Psychotherapists' Sexual Involvement With Clients: Intervention and Prevention' (1989).

Dr Gwen Adshead MB,BS, MA, MRCPsych

Gwen leads the Clinic's professional development work. She is a Consultant Forensic Psychotherapist at Broadmoor Hospital and has written on boundary violations, including acting as an expert witness to the Kerr Haslam Inquiry (2005) on boundary violations by psychiatrists and on confidentiality. She was Chair of the Ethics Committee of the Royal College of Psychiatrists between 2001 and 2006 and a member of the Fitness to Practise Directorate at the GMC between over the same period. She is a founder member of the International Association for Forensic Psychotherapy and was a member of the Management Committee of POPAN (Prevention of Professional Abuse Network) between 1995 and 2000. She has a particular in interest in those offenders who suffer from personality disorders, and who offend within the family or other types of care-taking system. She has co-authored five books and more than 100 papers and is a teacher of medical ethics. 

Lynn Hiltz, MSW

Lynn is the lead Associate for the Clinic. Lynn has been involved with boundaries work in the UK for ten years. She has extensive experience of delivering boundaries training with a wide range of groups and provides services for the clinic as a Consultant, Witness Support Worker and Trainer. Lynn earned her Master of Social Work (MSW) degree in America in 1997 and has a BA in psychology. She has worked in a range of social care settings including: residential treatment for adolescents, family preservation service, domestic violence outreach and in a skilled nursing facility as Director of Social Services

Julie Stone MA

Julie lectures on the Clinic’s professional development courses. She is a Visiting Lecturer at Peninsula/University of Exeter Medical School, involved in pre-registration and post-graduate medical training. She is also a Public Member of the DH Policy Research Commissioning Panel, a Lay Member of NHSE Pharmacy Regulations Committee, Devon, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, a Non-Executive Director, Health Research Authority, Lay Chair of General Dental Council Quality Assurance Inspection, a  Member of the Ministerial Advisory Group on Mental Health Strategy and a Lay Member of General Osteopathic Council . Previous roles include Deputy Director of the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence (CHRE) and Advisor to the Department of Health Steering Group on the Statutory Regulation of Practitioners of Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She was the executive lead on the CHRE’s Clear Sexual Boundaries project and has written extensively on this field.  She is a national and international expert on ethics, law and regulation of complementary and alternative medicine, andis author of 'An Ethical Framework for Complementary and Alternative Therapists' (2002) and 'Complementary Medicine and the Law'(1996).