Marianna Odysseos

Marianna Odysseos

Marianna Odysseos is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with more than 20 years experience working in the field of trauma and with over 10 years working with military and Veterans population.

After graduating in 1998 in South Africa, Marianna set up in Private Practice, specialising in working with children and families who had survived hijacking and rape. In 2000 she moved to the UK and was appointed in a specialist unit working with Looked after Children whose foster placements were at risk of breakdown. She worked there for 10 years developing psychological services for children and their carers, as well as working with adoption breakdowns. In 2004, she influenced expansion of the service to include provision of Expert reports for the courts and assessments of families in need. In 2009, Marianna was employed part-time with the MoD specifically to work with traumatised soldiers returning from deployment in Afghanistan. During this time , she was also appointed as Clinical Lead in developing and setting up an evidence-based service for patients referred to the Pain Clinic in Broomfield Hospital. Thereafter she moved into a full time post working in military mental health.

Marianna has a specialist interest in developing services looking at transitions and the impact of separation, loss as well as resilience of the children and families of serving personal and Veterans. She was the Deputy Chair of the North Essex Veterans Mental Health Network (NEVMHN), and sat on the board of the UKPTS (UK Psychological Trauma Society), and has been actively involved in setting up, promoting and developing services for Veterans and their families. She has been a guest speaker at several conferences and has lectured and lectures at both Hertfordshire University and the University of Essex on Attachment Theory and Complex Trauma from a developmental perspective. She is a member of the British Psychological Society and is registered with HPC.


ID Event Name Duration Start Date
Working effectively with veterans and their families 6 Hours May 23, 2019