Who We Are

Clinical Advisers

Professor Isaac Marks MD, FRCPsych

Underpinning the work of TOP UK is the research carried out by the world-renowned psychiatrist Professor Isaac Marks. His book, Living with Fear, is the self help manual used by TOP UK group members and is invaluable in helping sufferers of phobia and OCD to help themselves to get better. This self-help book, first published in 1973, is the only one we know of which was tested in a randomised controlled clinical trial and proved to be effective.

Dr Lynne Drummond MBChB, MRCP, FRCPsych

Dr Lynne Drummond is Consultant Psychiatrist and Senior Lecturer at South West London and St George’s Mental Health Trust and St George’s, University of London. She is in charge of the National Service for OCD/BDD which offers both inpatient and intensive home-based and outreach treatments. In addition she runs a local service for OCD/BDD and other severe anxiety disorders in the 5 London Boroughs of Kingston; Merton; Richmond; Sutton and Wandsworth. She has worked in the area of OCD and anxiety disorders for over 25 years and has published numerous articles in the area. 

Professor Paul Salkovskis BSc, MPhil, PhD, CPsychol, FBPsS

Professor Paul Salkovskis is Professor of Clinical Psychology and Applied Science. In 2010 he was appointed Programme Director for the Clinical Psychology Doctorate Programme at Bath. Previously he was Professor of Clinical Psychology and Applied Science and Clinical Director in the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma at the Institute of Psychiatry (2000-2010)

Our Founder

The Late Celia Bonham-Christie MBE, MA

The founder of TOP UK is the Late, Mrs John Bonham-Christie MBE, MA, who was known to everyone as Celia. Her remarkable story of phobia to recovery can be read in How To Fly, an inspiring booklet. Celia started Triumph Over Phobia in 1987 with the help of Professor Isaac Marks after overcoming her fear of flying by reading Professor Marks’ book Living with Fear.


Ms Carole Stone, CBE

Bryony Gordon

Dr Susan Shaw MB BSc MRCPsych

Prof Chris Williams BSc MBChB MMedSc MD


Head Office

  • Trilby Breckman (National Director)


Pamela Fox (Chairman)

 Peter R FitzGerald

 Anne Markham

 Colin Kay

 Roger Wain Heapy

 Kay Rees

David Richardson

 Jack Erasmus

 Chris Chrzanowski

Sue Thomas


  • Celia Scott Warren

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Triumph Over Phobia (TOP UK) PO Box 3760 Bath BA2 3WY United Kingdom


Registered Charity: 1034932