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The team behind psychotherapy and counselling training provision in the south west


Tree Staunton

Tree Staunton Director

Tree is overall Director of BCPC, MA programme leader and a tutor on the MA. She is a UKCP registered body psychotherapist, trainer and supervisor, editor of Body Psychotherapy, Advancing Theory in Therapy (2002) published by Brunner-Routledge. 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). Since becoming overall Director of BCPC, she is a non clinical member of UKCP and no longer works with clients.

Kate Bowman

Kate Bowman Teaching Staff

Kate is a UKCP registered psychotherapist, BCPC qualified counsellor, and a CTSD certified supervisor 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.

Jane Boyne

Jane Boyne Teaching Staff

Jane is a UKCP registered 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.

Claire Hawcock

Claire Hawcock Teaching Staff

Claire is a UKCP registered 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.

Amanda Hawking

Amanda Hawking Teaching Staff

Amanda is a trainer and BACP accredited 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.

Rae Howling

Rae Howling Teaching Staff

Rae is a UKCP registered psychotherapist in private practice in Bristol. She is a qualified supervisor and has been a tutor at BCPC for ten years. She also works as a trainer at CSTD (Centre for Supervision and Team Development) where she presents the Psychotherapeutic Module. Previously she worked as a social worker and family therapist. She is particularly interested in the integration of Intersubjective Systems Theory with Dialogical Gestalt in her psychotherapy work and teaching.

Cheryl Keen

Cheryl Keen Teaching Staff

Cheryl 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.

Ailin Kelleher

Ailin Kelleher Teaching Staff and Lead Tutor (Psychotherapy)

Ailin is a UKCP registered 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.

Peter Lowis

Peter Lowis Teaching Staff

Peter is a UKCP registered psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer with an established private practice in central Bristol. Prior to joining the psychotherapy teaching team, he taught on all levels of BCPC's Counselling Diploma; prior to that, on accredited courses in London and Northern Ireland. Peter is also an experienced NHS therapist, having worked for many years with a diverse client group in North London. His approach integrates elements of relational psychoanalysis with a Humanistic emphasis on a direct and real relationship.

Gemma Mason

Gemma Mason Teaching Staff

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 impact of caring, the manifestation of psychological shame, the use of creativity in the delivery of therapy, supervision and training and prebirth experiences on our adult lives. 

Justine McCarthy

Justine McCarthy Teaching Staff

Justine is a UKCP registered 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.

Nick Medhurst

Nick Medhurst Teaching Staff

Nick trained at BCPC as a counsellor and is BACP Reg; he works 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.

Ella Risi

Ella Risi Teaching Staff

Ella is a UKCP registered psychotherapist trained in gestalt psychotherapy and in core process psychotherapy.  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.

Jack Rochon

Jack Rochon Teaching Staff

Jack is an integrative/existential counsellor and supervisor in practice in Monmouth & Cardiff. He was a module and year leader on the BACP accredited PG Dip/MA in Newport.  Jack's areas of interest include intersubjectivity as a cross-modality approach and autoethnographic/heuristic research methodologies; the latter studied as doctoral modules at Bristol University. Jack is a founding member of the new wave post-qualifying provider ''.

Richard Sale

Richard Sale Teaching Staff

Richard is a UKCP registered psychotherapist, BACP registered counsellor, and CSTD qualified supervisor. He is a BCPC graduate and holds a professional research doctorate from Oxford Brookes University. He works in private practice in Bristol, and has recently worked for universities in Bath and Bristol. He is currently writing a book on developmental relationships.

John Seex

John Seex Teaching Staff and Lead Tutor (Foundation)

John is a UKCP registered psychotherapist, counsellor, couple counsellor, trainer and supervisor working in private practice in Chalford, 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.

Gill Theodoreson

Gill Theodoreson Teaching Staff

Gill Theodoreson is a UKCP registered psychotherapist, facilitator and trainer. Since qualifying  she has worked in private practice, and as a staff counsellor at Bristol University. She has been a therapist and course facilitator at Penny Brohn UK. Gill has a particular interest in working with people living with life threatening illness.

Cath Wilkins

Cath Wilkins Teaching Staff

Cath Wilkins is a BACP Accredited counsellor. She has over 15 years experience of workplace counselling, largely within a time limited model. More recently, Cath has started working in the voluntary sector and is the Clinical Manager of a local charity that provides counselling to clients impacted by cancer and other life threatening illness. Cath is currently in training with CSTD working towards a diploma in Supervision.

Sarah Wooster

Sarah Wooster Teaching Staff and Lead Tutor (Counselling)

Sarah is a UKCP registered Psychotherapist, and a BACP accredited counsellor, supervisor and trainer.  She works in private practice in Chalford and Cheltenham where she sees adults, young people and couples.  She is on the committee of UKAPI (United Kingdom Association for Psychotherapy Integration) and is interested in promoting the cross-fertilisation of ideas around how to teach and work integratively.

Sue Wright

Sue Wright Internal Examiner - Counselling

Sue Wright works privately as a psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer and has a particular specialism in working with the survivors of complex trauma.  Her trainings in Integrative Psychotherapy, Psychodynamic work, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Dance Movement Therapy and the Feldenkrais Method all inform her work.   She draws on these trainings as well as Relational Psychotherapy, contemporary neuroscience and Attachment Theory in order to integrate mind, body and emotions and facilitate healing and change.   


Rosemary Langford-Bellaby

Rosemary Langford-Bellaby Middlesex External Examiner - MA

Rosemary has extensive training and experience as a counsellor, psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer and is trained in both Gestalt Psychotherapy and Integrative Psychotherapy, and has completed additional elements of training in Transactional Analysis, Behavioural Therapy and Client-Centred Counselling. She was previously course leader of the Person-Centred Counselling programme at The Sherwood Institute. In all of the different trainings Rosemary related to her interest in the interface between spirituality and psychology. She has been a tutor on the Counselling Programme at St. John’s Theological college in Nottingham and completed a second MA in Theology and Pastoral Care. In addition to psychotherapy training, Rosemary has trained as a supervisor and trainer and currently tutors on the Supervision training at SPTI. Prior to this Rosemary was a qualified Psychiatric Nurse and has more than twenty years experience working in the NHS, including a specialist role as a Nurse Therapist. She is accredited with the UKCP and runs a private practice working with individuals, couples and groups.