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/files/images/treex.jpg Tree Staunton  (Director, MA Programme Leader, Link Tutor Middlesex University London) BA, MA HIP, UKCP Reg. Tree is a UKCP registered Body Psychotherapist, trainer and supervisor, editor of Body Psychotherapy, Advancing Theory in Therapy (2002) published by Brunner-Routledge. She teaches a formal taught unit on the BCPC Psychotherapy MA Programme on Integrating Body Process in Psychotherapy. Tree has a special interest in the integration of Politics and Psychotherapy and has been closely involved with PCSR (Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility) and the CPA ( Climate Psychology Alliance). She does not currently maintain a private practice but offers consultancy in Body Psychotherapy for practitioners.



Training Managers



/files/images/ailinx.jpg Ailin Kelleher BSc, H Dip Ed, Dip HIP, MA HIP, UKCP reg. Ailin is a psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer. She has a private practice in Bath and integrates Intersubjective and Dialogical approaches in her work. She is particularly interested in trauma and the relational origins of dissociative states. Her background is in education.


/files/images/Jane Purkiss.jpgJane Purkiss BA (Hons) PGCE, Dip HIP, MA HIP, UKCP reg. Jane is a psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer with a private practice in Bristol. She works integratively combining humanistic, psychoanalytic, intersubjective and transpersonal perspectives. She has a particular interest in postmodern approaches to the themes of loss and separation. She has family experience of disability and of working with disabled people. Her background is in education as a French teacher; she has ongoing connections with France and is a fluent French speaker.


Teaching Staff


/files/images/katebcr.jpgKate Bowman MA HIP, Dip HIP, Dip HIC, Dip PCC, Cert. Ed., BA (hons), UKCP reg. Kate is a psychotherapist, counsellor, supervisor and trainer working in private practice in Bath. She has a special interest in working with groups, and previously worked as Group Facilitator for Wessex Counselling Services Foundation and Diploma training in Frome. She is also particularly interested in long term therapeutic work and the co-created processes and narratives that emerge within relationship over time.


/files/images/Jane Boyne.jpgJane Boyne MA HIP, Dip HIP, UKCP Reg. Jane is a Psychotherapist, Supervisor, Trainer and BCPC Graduate who has been working in private practive for over 20 years. She was part of a team working in an NHS Psychiatric day hospital and has facilitiated groups in a variety of settings. She has an abiding interest in early life experiences and how these may be currently manifesting.


/files/images/Claire Hawcock_2.jpg  Claire Hawcock MA HIP, Dip HIP, BA (hons.), UKCP. Claire is a psychotherapist and trainer working in private practice in Bath with both individuals and couples. She also has experience of working with addictions in an agency setting. Claire works integratively, combining humanistic and intersubjective approaches. She has a particular interest in the impact of shame on the therapeutic process.


  /files/images/Amanda Hawking.jpg Amanda Hawking MA, BA (Hons), Dip HIC, MBACP (Accred). Amanda is a trainer and counsellor with a private practice in Bath. Prior to setting up her practice, she worked at Cotswold Counselling and as a Befriender at The Lullaby Trust. She has a special interest in working with loss and pre/post-natal issues. She trained at BCPC and has run the BCPC Referral Service.


/files/images/raex.jpg Rae Howling C of Ed, CQSW, Dip HIP, MA HIP, UKCP Reg. Rae is a psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer with a private practice in Bristol. Previously she worked as a social worker and family therapist. She is particularly interested in the integration of Intersubjective and Dialogical approaches to Psychotherapy in her work.


/files/images/Cheryl Keen_2.jpg Cheryl Keen is a UKCP registered Psychotherapist and Supervisor working with individuals, couples and young people in private practice in Wiltshire and Gloucestershire. She also practices as a counsellor in NHS Primary Care. Her interest is in the integration of relational and existential approaches.


/files/images/Peter Lowis_2.jpg Peter Lowis  MA, DipPsychotherapy, DipSupervision, MBACP (Accred), UKCP Reg. Peter is an integrative counsellor, psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer. He taught previously on accredited counselling courses in London and Northern Ireland. Peter is also an experienced NHS therapist, having worked for many years with a very diverse client group in Tottenham, North London, where he developed his own integration of brief psychodynamic psychotherapy and humanistic counselling.



/files/images/Gemma Mason web Oct 2013cropped.jpg  Gemma Mason DipCOT, BACP, UKCP, PTSTA Gemma Mason is an experienced psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer. She started her career as an occupational therapist working within mental health services. Her interests lie in the emotional needs of carers, the manifestation of psychological shame and the use of creativity in the delivery of therapy, supervision and training.


/files/images/Justine McCarthy web Oct 2013cropped.jpg   Justine McCarthy PhD, MA IP, Dip IC, MA, BA, UKCP reg. Justine is an integrative psychotherapist, counsellor and trainer currently working in private practice with adults and young people in Shepton Mallet, and as a schools counsellor in the Frome area. She has a background in English Literature.


/files/images/Nick Medhurst.jpgNick Medhurst BSc (Hons), Dip HIC, MBACP. Nick is a counsellor working in private practice in Warminster. Prior to establishing his private practice he worked for a counselling charity in Bath. He has a special interest in working with clients who experience symptoms of PTSD.


/files/images/thumb_Ella Risi_6.jpg  Ella Risi BAApplied Psychology , Diploma Gestalt Psychotherapy, MA Mindfulness Based Therapeutic Practice. UKCP Reg. Ella has been trained in Gestalt Psychotherapy at Metanoia, London and in Core Process Psychotherapy at the Kaurna Institute. She has a Diploma in working with couples and extensive training and experience in working with family systems. Ella currently works in private practice in Bath and Frome. She is a student of the Ridhwan School and is committed to the practice of presence in relationships and everyday life.


/files/images/JR pic.jpgJack Rochon MA Supervision, MA Counselling, Dip Couples (Stage 2), Dip UWE, MBACP (Accred.).  Jack is an integrative/existential counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor in practice in Monmouth & Cardiff. He was a module and year leader on the BACP accredited PG Dip/MA in Newport (2006-2016).  Jack's specialist areas include intersubjectivity as a cross-modality approach and autoethnographic/heuristic research methodologies; the latter studied as doctoral modules under Dr. Jane Speedy at Bristol University (2009-2013).  Jack is a founding member of the new wave post-qualifying provider 'Therapyworks.training'.


/files/images/Richard Sale.jpg Richard Sale BSc, Dip HIP, MA HIP, UKCP, BACP, is a psychotherapist, counsellor, supervisor and trainer. He works in private practice in Bath and Bristol, and as a specialist mentor to university students with mental health conditions. He is currently studying for a professional doctorate at Oxford Brookes University, in which he is researching and constructing an integrative model of developmental relationships.


/files/images/JS.jpg John Seex is a UKCP registered psychotherapist, counsellor, couple counsellor, trainer and supervisor working in private practice in Chalford Hill near Stroud.  His approach is based on an integration of Intersubjectivity Systems Theory, Gestalt and contemplative approaches.  He is also a member of the faculty of Karuna Training in Europe.

/files/images/Cath Wilkins.jpgCath Wilkins BscEcon MBACP (Accred). Cath is a counsellor and trainer largely working within the private sector in the Bath and Bristol area. She has over 15 years experience of workplace counselling largely within a time limited model. She is familiar with counselling by telephone and e-mail as well as face to face. In recent years she has been developing her interest in the practice of mindfulness.


/files/images/Sarah Wooster_4.jpgSarah Wooster Sarah Wooster MSc Integrative Psychotherapy, UKCP reg., MBACP (Accred), Cert. in Supervision, CSTD.  Sarah is a psychotherapist, counsellor, supervisor and trainer.  She works in private practice in Chalford and Cheltenham, Glos  where she sees adults, couples and young people.   


Moderators and Consultants

External Moderator - Counselling: Clare Chapman BEd (Hons), Diploma in Counselling, MSc in Counselling (Supervision and Training), MBACP (Accred)

External Moderator - Psychotherapy: Ofra Anker

MA UKCP Registered Psychotherapist, Member of HIPC - UKCP Assessment Board

Internal Examiner - Counselling: Sue Wright
Ph.D., UKCP Registered Psychotherapist, Advanced Practitioner in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy & MBACP Senior Accredited Counselling Supervisor

Middlesex External Examiner - MA: Rosemary Langford-Bellaby
MA. R.M.N. UKCP Reg. Psychotherapist, Dip Svn. Director of Training, Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute


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