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My training and experience in counselling and psychotherapy spans more than 20 years, and includes a transpersonal psychotherapy training with two of the developers of transpersonal psychology in the UK (Ian Gordon-Brown and Barbara Somers). Transpersonal psychotherapy is a mindfulness-based therapy which focuses on the whole person to enable understanding, insight and change, and seeks to support a person to resource and strengthen all areas of their life, as well as discern potentials and increase capacities. In this sense, transpersonal psychotherapy is a “full spectrum” therapy. This training builds on and includes psychological insights from other trainings, for example, the psychodynamic emphasis on the influence of early life experiences, and the core values, principles and beliefs foundational to humanistic psychotherapy; these are summarised here: UK Association for Humanistic Psychology Practitioners. Since 2006 my post-qualifying training has also focused on working with trauma.
Training, Qualifications and Experience
Counsellor since 1992. Psychotherapist since 1996. Offering supervision since 1995: on the UKCP Directory of Supervisors.
Four Year Certified training in Transpersonal Counselling and Psychotherapy through the Centre for Transpersonal Psychology, London (1993-1997)
Three Year Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling (1990-1993)
MSc Transpersonal Psychology
I am also trained in Brainspotting (BSP) with developer Dr. David Grand, and Positive Neuroplasticity Training (PNT) with Rick Hanson. Other training includes Somatic Trauma Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress with Babette Rothschild, Prof. Paul Gilbert’s Compassion Focused Therapy, and the Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM) for the Treatment of Complex PTSD with developer Lisa Schwarz.
Specialist areas: Anxiety, bereavement and loss, creativity, dissatisfaction in life/work, depression, dream work, gender, identity, life changes, life direction, life review and revaluation, meaning and purpose, relationships, personal development, transition, sexuality, spirituality, stress, trauma (defined as any negative experience).
Former member of the Confederation for Analytical Psychology (CAP).
- Camden, Central London, NW1 0XB (with map)
- Cornwall Therapy Partnership, Priory Road, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL31 2AE, UK (with map)
- Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4 1YF, UK (with map)
- Lister Road, Sheffield, Yorkshire, S6 5AG, UK (with map)
- The Centre, 335 City Road, London, EC1V 1LJ, UK (with map)
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