Dr Janina Fisher appointed Director of Psychological Services

Dr Janina Fisher

Dr Janina Fisher has been appointed as Director of Psychological Services at Khiron House. She will take overall responsibility for formulating the treatment approaches best suited to each individual at each stage of the recovery process and for training staff.

This appointment paves the way for an expansion of Khiron House into five levels of care, creating a complete care pathway that helps clients move “from crisis to cure”.

  • Khiron Hospital – a psychological hospital (to open in 2017)
  • Khiron House – residential aftercare
  • Khiron Cottage – residential half-way house for Khiron House
  • Khiron Day Care – 9-5, Monday to Friday, day care in London (to open in 2017)
  • Khiron Outpatients – our outpatient service in Harley Street

Janina will be at the forefront of implementing her treatment model of neurobiologically informed healthcare across all levels of care.  This will ensure that clients have a seamless transition of style and content across different levels of care as they recover or need further support.

“Our understanding of what causes psychological illness and emotional breakdown has changed dramatically over the past ten years.  We know now that it is the interaction between the brain and nervous system which drives overwhelming emotions or cuts us off from our feelings; and provides us with resilience or interferes with tolerating even normal stress.  

Therefore, regardless of diagnosis, the underlying issue for clients suffering from trauma-related conditions (including PTSD, Complex PTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder, dissociative disorders and addictions) or from mental-health illnesses (including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD and OCD) is a dysregulated nervous system.  

Thanks to the cutting edge research and treatment approaches developed over the past ten years, Khiron House programmes can offer a pathway of care that addresses not only the emotional pain suffered by our clients but also this underlying neurobiological cause.

I’m delighted to take up this new role to make Khiron House a globally recognised clinical Centre for Excellence in neurobiologically informed healthcare.”

Dr Janina Fisher, 30th June 2016



  1. Comment by Chia-Chi (Alicia) Hu on

    Congratulation, Janina!
    I am so excited to see that you will bring all your wonderful knowledge and experience to this well-rounded treatment clinic!

  2. Comment by Celia Harrisson on

    Congratulations Janina on this appointment. Wonderful to have your wisdom and immense knowledge and experience at Khiron House and the UK.
    Celia Harrisson

  3. Comment by Geraldine Hannan on

    Fantastic news to hear that Janina will be in UK more and wonderful for trauma field in general .What an opportunity for staff and clients at Khiron house.

  4. Comment by Solveig Braecker on

    Excellent news. Congratulations to Janina and also to the Clinic. I hope that means also that Janina will be more around in Europe.

  5. Comment by Amanda Bettison on

    That’s great news for Khiron House and the UK. Congratulations Janina!

  6. Comment by Marilyn Davis-Shulman on

    Congratulations Janina on your very fitting appointment as Director of Psychological Services for Khiron House! I have been immensely fortunate (as have my patients in Johannesburg, South Africa!) to have had the opportunity to have first hand experience of your excellent training. Wishing you everything of the best!

  7. Comment by Josephine Cropper on

    Many congratulations Janina, you always explain difficult concepts in a straightforward manner. Yes and I too hope you will be in the UK more

  8. Comment by Kristina Sandstrom on

    Fantastic news, Janina! Ihope that means we will all benefit from more workshops and see more of you!

  9. Comment by Giovanni Tagliavini and Maria Paola Boldrini on

    Congratulations Janina on this appointment, a fantastic opportunity for patients and clinicians here in Europe: a true gift for all the people in the trauma field!
    Giovanni Tagliavini, Milan – Italy
    Maria Paola Boldrini, Modena – Italy

  10. Comment by Margie Wright on

    Wow, what wonderful news of your appointment as Director of Psychological Services at Khiron House, Janina. Congratulations. Having benefitted recently from your advanced trauma training I have an idea of how much the services at Khiron House will benefit. Brilliant.

  11. Comment by Jan Ohm RP on

    Janina, this is such wonderful news for Khiron House, and even more so for the people it will help. I can’t think of anyone more brilliantly qualified for the job. You have helped me in such an invaluable way to help the trauma survivors I work with – I am a devoted fan!
    It is truly wonderful and inspiring to witness the field growing and getting on board with the models you work with. Bravo!

  12. Comment by Elizabeth Boyajain on

    Congratulations Janina on your appointment as Director of Psychological services. You have left an immeasurable positive impression on me, when I took some of your training seminars in Watertown MA. I still use your Psychological Trauma ‘flip chart’ in my office and it sits prominently on my ‘tool table.’

    I wish you all the best as they certainly have the best. Be well and they are so fortunate to have you as their leader.

  13. Comment by Steph Howlett on

    That’s excellent news – the perfect person. I hope that means that Janina will be in the UK more, so that there are more opportunities to catch her trainings.

  14. Comment by Mason A Sommers Ph.D on

    Congratulations, Janina, on this wonderful appointment!

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