Emma Lightfoot

After graduating with a First Class history degree (Cambridge) I studied 16mm filmmaking at the London Film Academy, worked as a script editor across three series of Stephen Fry's ITV drama, Kingdom, and took on the role of Head of Development for Parallel Films.

In 2009 I moved into advertising as a freelance copywriter, and became Head of Copy for R/GA London 2014-2017.

Alongside my work as a writer I have been in training as a psychoanalytical psychotherapist with the IGA since 2011 [groupanalysis.org].

I now specialise in narrative, interactive and storytelling briefs, spend Wednesdays in clinical work in the NHS, and on Thursdays facilitate a Process Group for the MA in Drama Therapy at Central School of Speech and Drama.


2001 - 2004 BA History, University of Cambridge [First Class]
2005 - 2006 16mm filmmaking, London Film Academy [Distinction]

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training

2011 Foundation in Group Psychoanalysis, The Institute of Group Analysis
2012 Post Graduate Diploma in Group Psychoanalysis, Birkbeck University
2012 - 2013 Clinical Placement for Music Therapy, Jules Thorn Day Hospital
2013 - 2014 Clinical Attachment to Consultant Psychiatrist, Homerton Hospital
2016 - 2019 Qualifying Course in Group Psychoanalysis, IGA
2013 - 2019 ongoing Honorary Psychotherapist, City & Hackney Service