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Rod London

Rod London MSc, B.Ed., Dip. Supervision

UKCP Registered Gestalt Psychotherapist

MBACP (Accred) Counsellor



My practices are in central Kings Heath (B14), and at the Zellig Building at the Custard Factory, Digbeth (B9).


I am a UKCP Registered Gestalt Psychotherapist and BACP Accredited Counsellor with over 20 years’ experience of working therapeutically with adults in various settings. These have included schools, the NHS, Higher Education and voluntary sector. This broad range means I have the breadth and depth of experience to help with many life issues.

The approach I take is humanistic with Gestalt as the therapeutic core of my practice. I work with the whole person, including the context of your life, exploring the background and repeating patterns as well as whatever is causing difficulty now. I offer a holistic approach – believing that what may seem like isolated symptoms often reflect broader difficulties in our lives. Therapy sessions will usually include talking but sometimes also creativity with artwork, objects and movement, and occasionally can take place outdoors.

I offer both short and longer-term counselling and psychotherapy to individual adults. I am experienced in working with a range of issues that may cause anxiety and depression, stress and panic attacks, trauma and relationship difficulties. I have an interest in working with clients who have experienced losses of various kinds. With a background in education, both as a teacher and therapist, I also have experience around issues arising from childhood and working with children.

Supervision is available both individually and in groups for qualified and trainee counsellors/

psychotherapists as well as others in the helping professions.
I also provide a range of bespoke training and consultancy to groups and teams – in particular, developing reflective practice within schools and working with headteachers in Birmingham schools.


Training, qualifications and experience
  • MSc in Gestalt Psychotherapy

  • Diploma in Counselling

  • Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling

  • Diploma in Supervision

  • B.Ed. (Hons)

  • Tutor of Counselling certificate/diploma training; assessor for Welsh Psychotherapy Institute

  • Manager of GP surgery counselling services

  • Senior Counsellor and team leader of the Counselling and Mental Health Service, University of Worcester

  • Gestalt Approaches to Learning in Organisations

  • Traumatic Attaching

  • Relational Mindfulness

Other current work
  • Counsellor/therapist for several employee assistance programmes

  • Group Supervisor for Carrs Lane Counselling Centre, Birmingham

  • Consultant to a firm of legal Chambers, Birmingham


Professional Memberships
  • UKCP Registered Psychotherapist – United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy

  • BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist – British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

  • UKAGP (United Kingdom Association for Gestalt Practitioners) member and former Secretary

  • GPTI (Gestalt Psychotherapy Training Institute) Accredited member


Contact Rod

 Tel: 07980 931 754



Chris O'Malley

Chris O'Malley MSc, BA

UKCP Registered Gestalt Psychotherapist

MBACP (Accred) Counsellor



My practice is located mainly within the Zellig building, part of the Custard Factory complex in B9, Digbeth, Birmingham. This is near to main bus routes, has easy car parking and is accessible from New Street or Moor Street stations via foot (12-15 minutes) bus or taxi.

Supervisees have the option of seeing me at home in B14 where there is on-street parking and easy access from main bus routes such at the 50, 11 and 35 and 76.


I’m a widely-experienced psychotherapist (registered with UKCP), accredited counsellor (registered with BACP) and supervisor with over 15 years’ experience. I’ve worked privately, for the NHS, with staff in a University setting and as a therapist for serving officers in West Midlands Police.

My therapy practice reflects my lifelong interest in health and healing and is an integration of my personal experience, along with aspects of philosophy, psychology and clinical theory. I’m constantly developing my interest in therapy and write around clinical themes for professional journals. I bring my experience from working in education and music as well as influences from Buddhism and am generally experienced as a patient person with a sense of humour and a balanced viewpoint. I offer long and short-term therapy and personal development work to individuals.

My core modality is Gestalt, a creative, holistic approach which supports working at depth with the therapeutic relationship and embodied process and includes uncovering the influence of past and present situations on current difficulties. I’m sensitive to cultural differences and individual preferences and aim to help clients in developing enough support and awareness to grow into the choices and changes which, outside of therapy, have proved elusive.

I’ve particular interests in abuse, shame, low self-esteem, anger-management and depression but have experience in all areas.
I supervise from a pan-Humanistic perspective and have long experience with individual and group supervision for both students and qualified practitioners. I have provided Team-Building consultancy to organisations and CPD workshops for practitioners and welcome contact with regard to this.

Training, qualifications & experience
  • MSc in Gestalt Psychotherapy, Metanoia Institute/Middlesex University

  • BA (Hons)

  • PGCE

  • ATCL

  • Dip. Counselling, UKCP Reg. Gestalt Psychotherapist,MBACP (accredited)

  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling 1999

  • Private Practice since 1999

  • Tutor for Level 3 Counselling Course, BCPC 2006

  • Counsellor for Smethwick Pathfinder NHS trust2007-2011

  • Staff Counsellor, University of Leicester 2011-2016

  • Tutor in Mindfulness at University of Leicester

  • Certificate in Counselling Supervision

  • Supervising Member (Gestalt Psychotherapy Training Institute)

  • Gestalt approaches to Learning in Organisations

  • Traumatic Attaching

  • The Psychopathological Field Co-Created Between Client and Therapist: A Relational Perspective

Other Current Work
  • Employee Support Case Manager (Therapist) for West Midlands Police

  • EAP Programme therapist

  • Research and publication of papers and letters in gestalt journals (BGJ/UKAGP/NGV)

  • Workshop presentation at International Psychotherapy Conference Toronto 2018

Professional Memberships
  • UKCP Registered Psychotherapist – United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy

  • BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist – British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

  • UKAGP (United Kingdom Association for Gestalt Practitioners) member and former Treasurer

  • GPTI (Gestalt Psychotherapy Training Institute) Accredited member

Contact Chris

 Tel: 07795 382 192



Dave Mann

Dave Mann UKCP Gestalt psychotherapist counsellor supervisor

Dave Mann MSc

UKCP Registered Gestalt Psychotherapist

Training and Supervising Member (GPTI & SPTI)


My practice in Birmingham is located in the Zellig Building, part of the Custard Factory complex in Digbeth, Birmingham (B9 4AA). Zellig is close to main bus routes, has easy car parking and is accessible from New Street or Moor Street stations via foot (12-15 minutes).

I also run my private practice from Nottingham City centre and my home in Darley Dale, Matlock.


I am a senior Gestalt Psychotherapist, Supervisor and Trainer having worked as a Gestalt Therapist since 1990, initially combining my work with people with complex problems in the NHS with my private practice before working solely in private practice since the late 90’s. It was around this time that I completed my supervision training and over the years I have supervised extensively in the UK and abroad. I have delivered many Psychotherapy Training workshops covering a variety of themes and have taught on courses from Certificate to Masters level, in the UK I have delivered training for Metanoia, Manchester Gestalt Centre, Sherwood Psychotherapy Institute, Gestalt Wales to name a few. I am currently teaching on two Psychotherapy trainings and am passionate about making psychotherapy training accessible, understandable, enjoyable, fair and ethical. I have a particular interest in dialogue and the dialogic and in how we each perceive our situations. I have a wealth of experience in working with various forms of trauma, shame issues, depression, anxiety and a whole range of presentations with my interest lying in what underlies the presenting problem whilst acknowledging there may be a need to manage ‘symptoms’.

I have written chapters on Gestalt Therapy (Individual Therapy, Sage, 2014) and Assessing Risk (Gestalt Therapy in Clinical Practice, FrancoAngeli, 2013) and am author of Gestalt Therapy: 100 Key Points & Techniques, Routledge 2010 (currently writing the Second edition).

When away from my work in the therapy world I engage in my passions of long distance cycling and woodland management at the home I share with my wife, Karin, in the Derbyshire Dales.

Training, qualifications and experience

  • MSc Gestalt Psychotherapy

  • Diploma in Supervision

  • Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy

  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling

  • Training and Supervising Member of GPTI

  • Training and Supervising Member of SPTI

  • RMN

  • Trainer on BSc at SPTI

  • Trainer on Diploma in Gestalt Therapy - Gestalt Wales

  • Visiting Trainer on various Psychotherapy Trainings

  • Visiting Trainer on Gestalt Coaching – Animas Centre for Coaching

  • Author of Gestalt Therapy: 100 Key Points & Techniques (Routledge, 2010)

  • Author of chapters covering aspects of Gestalt Therapy

  • Previously managed Mental Health Team in Nottingham

  • Specialist Gestalt Psychotherapist post in NHS prior to Private Practice

  • Keen interest in phenomenology

  • Previous experience teaching at Manchester Gestalt Centre, Metanoia and SLOGES (Slovenia)

  • Ran many writing workshops for Pacific Gestalt Institute, Los Angeles (on residential trainings)

Other Current Work

  • Supervise psychotherapists and counsellors in Birmingham, Nottingham and Matlock

  • Currently writing Second edition of Gestalt Therapy: 100 Key Points & Techniques

  • Gestalt Coaching and Training delivery

  • Gestalt Therapy Group work

Professional Memberships

  • UKCP Registered Psychotherapist – United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy

  • Training & Supervising Member Gestalt Psychotherapy Training Institute

  • Training & Supervising Member Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute

  • UKAGP (United Kingdom Association for Gestalt Practitioners)

Contact Dave


Tel: 07940 590662



Matthew Lee

Matthew Lee BSc (Hons), MNCS (Accred), Cert. Counselling 

UKCP Gestalt Psychotherapist in training 




My practice is based at the Custard Factory, Gibb Street, B9 4DJ in Birmingham city centre, which is served by good public transport links including a number of bus routes. New Street and Moor Street stations are both within 12-15 mins walking distance and there are also several car parks nearby. 



I provide a warm, non-judgemental and supportive presence and work primarily with a gestalt therapeutic style, focusing on the ‘here and now’ and present moment of what is happening for you in the session.  By raising your awareness of this ongoing process I can help you to understand more fully what you’re bringing to therapy and who you are as a person. Our relationship is at the heart of the work together, i.e. how we relate to each other. So by exploring your experience – your thinking, feelings and emotions, I pay attention to my own experience when I am with you too and use it to inform what may be going on between us.  By relating in this manner, patterns of your behaviour and how you are in the world become clearer. These can then be addressed and explored more deeply, and through this process possibilities to bring about change for you can then become clearer. 

I've worked in the higher and further education sectors for over 18 years supporting young adults and as a volunteer counsellor since 2011. As a registered trainee member of the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP) and Accredited Registrant with the National Counselling Society (NCS), I abide by their respective ethical codes of practice.  Being registered is an assurance to you that I meet a minimum standard for safe and ethical practice. I am able to offer the reassurance of having an up to date enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check in place, which helps prevent unsuitable professionals from working with vulnerable people. I also have Professional Indemnity Insurance.  

Training, qualifications & experience 

  • Advanced Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy (Masters level) Welsh Psychotherapy Institute (WPI), Cardiff, now in the post-completion, dissertation writing phase  

  • 3 years of post-graduate study completed on MSc Gestalt Psychotherapy programme, Metanoia, London 

  • Accredited Registrant (MNCS Accred) with the National Counselling Society

  • Certificate in Humanistic Counselling Skills, The Gestalt Centre, London  

  • Working as a counsellor since 2011 at Coping with Cancer, Leicester and at Cedar Counselling, Birmingham  

  • Visiting speaker on MSc Health Psychology programme at Coventry University delivering workshops in Key Skills in Gestalt Counselling & Psychotherapy  

  • Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy 

  • The Living Body in Gestalt 

Other Current Work  

  • In the process of writing a contributory column for UKCP’s ‘New Psychotherapist’ magazine


Professional Memberships 

  • NCS (National Counselling Society) Accredited Registrant Member

  • UKCP (UK Council of Psychotherapy) Trainee Member  

  • UKAGP (UK Association for Gestalt Practitioners) Trainee Member  

  • WPI (Welsh Psychotherapy Institute) Trainee member ​


Contact Matt 


 Tel: 07763 681 605




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