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Rod London


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

UKCP Registered Gestalt Psychotherapist

MBACP (Accred) Counsellor

I am a UKCP Registered Gestalt Psychotherapist and BACP Accredited Counsellor with over 15 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 lifeissues.

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 working with children and childhood experiences.
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.

Sandra Boden


Sandra Boden MSc

UKCP Reg Psychotherapist

BACP (Accred) Counsellor/

Psychotherapist

She has over 25 years of experience of working in the therapeutic world initially as a Relate trained

Relationship Counsellor and now as a Gestalt Psychotherapist and Supervisor. Sandra has worked

in Education for many years first as a secondary school teacher then as a Lecturer for Counselling in

both Higher and Further Education in Birmingham.

She has developed and established Certificate/Diploma Counsellor Training courses and run numerous bespoke CPD workshops independently, for the NHS, and for several Counselling organisations in the Midlands.  She worked for many years as a Counsellor for Dudley Council and was also employed as a Workplace Counsellor for Birmingham City Council where she set up and facilitated psycho-educational groups for council employees.  

 

Sandra currently works on a volunteer basis as a Therapist for a small local Counselling Charity which she co-founded in 2003. She has a small psychotherapy and supervision practice in the West Midlands.

Dave Mann


Dave Mann MSc
UKCP Registered Gestalt Psychotherapist

Training and Supervising Member (GPTI & SPTI)​

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.

Anne Pettit


Anne Pettit is the founding Director of Gestalt Centre Wales, Chepstow Therapy Rooms and Chepstow Child and Family Therapy Centre.

She is a senior UKCP registered Gestalt Psychotherapist,

Supervisor and Trainer.
 


With a passion in integrating, accessible health services she provides support, supervision and consultancy to a wide range of Psychotherapists, Counsellors and Holistic Therapists. Formerly a Psychiatric Nurse she has extensive experience in the NHS stemming thirty years, both within a generic and specialist role in Psychotherapy which have run parallel to her Private Practice of over twenty years with adults and teenagers. 

Anne is informed by a broad range of professional and personal experience enabling her to practice holistically, she is passionate and committed to working relationally and dialogically in Gestalt which for her remains a progressive, exciting and energising style of therapy. 

Chris O'Malley


Chris O'Malley MSc, BA
UKCP Registered Gestalt Psychotherapist, MBACP (Accred) Counsellor

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.

Dave Mann


Dave Mann MSc
UKCP Registered Gestalt Psychotherapist
Training and Supervising Member (GPTI & SPTI)


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.