Brett has worked in the mental health field for over thirty-five years. He is Senior Fellow at Tavistock Relationships, Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology in London, and also Senior Clinical Research Fellow in Psychotherapy and Mental Health at the Centre for Child Mental Health, as well as Consultant in Psychology to The Bowlby Centre, also in London. He holds registration as a psychotherapist of both adults and, also couples in the British Psychoanalytic Council and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy.
A former Chair of both the Society of Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists and of the British Society of Couple Psychotherapists and Counsellors, he serves as Series Co-editor of “The Library of Couple and Family Psychoanalysis”. An experienced teacher, he has lectured on psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, psychopathology, and related subjects since 1979, he has held the Richard William Hopkins Memorial Scholar at Cornell University, a University Fellowship at Yale University, and has been a Visiting Scholar at Emory University.
He currently teaches in the Regent’s School of Psychotherapy and Psychology at Regent’s University London. He has a long-standing interest in disseminating psychological ideas through the media, having served for several years as Resident Psychotherapist on BBC Radio 2 and as Spokesperson for the BBC mental health campaign “Life 2 Live”. In recognition of this work he became Honorary Visiting Professor at the University of Roehampton in 2009 and consultant to the Arts and Humanities Research Council network “Media and the Inner World”.