Client Group: Adult
Contact: Telephone : 07803 608522
Speech and Language Therapist, PCP/Systemic Practice Psychotherapist, Yoga Teacher
The focus of my work is in developing therapeutic interventions for people with dementia and their families, including those at risk of genetic forms of dementia. I work both independently and as an Associate of Dementia Pathfinders, a newly created Community Interest Company, to develop yoga therapy, cycling projects and counselling for this client group, and the funding to make these services accessible for all. I run workshops and courses with a view to making therapeutic and validating activities more widespread. I am based in London but the vision is nationwide. My publications on the experience of symptoms of dementia, Personal Construct Psychology and Dementia, and Yoga with people with dementia can be downloaded from my website: www.personalconstructpsychology.co.uk/publications/
Client Group: education - particularly maths; pregnancy , birth
and parenting, sport
Focus of the service: Psychotherapy
Locations:Pregnancy and Parents Centre 10 Lower Gilmore Place Edinburgh'sEH3 9NY
Level 1 Paddlesport Coach
Dip. PCP Psychotherapy and Counselling Diploma in Midwifery
BSc (hons) Psychology
Recent Courses Attended:
How We Learn Maths For Teachers, Jo Boaler, Stanford University MOOC Introduc5on To mathema5cal Thinking, Keith Devlin, Stanford University MOOC The Clinical Psychology of Children and Young People, Edinburgh University MOOC Positive Coaching, Sport Scotland
CLIENT GROUP: Young people, families and adults
Location: Clients may be seen at Spring Gardens Clinic, Canterbury or another suitable venue in West Kent
My qualification and experience as a psychotherapist has enhanced my original training and career as a speech and language therapist and acknowledges that many of the problems that we face in our personal communications and social interactions arise from the way we see ourselves and how we make sense of the world around us.
I have specialist knowledge and experience in working with communication difficulties, whether they are long-standing such as stammering (stuttering) or resulting from a recent trauma, bereavement, loss of role or illness. We know from research that these problems can cause anxiety, depression and social isolation.
I gained the Diploma in Personal Construct Psychotherapy and Counselling in 2002 and am registered with UKCP. I am registered as a speech and language therapist with the Health and Care Professions Council and I worked as a clinical specialist and manager in the NHS for 30 years. I also contribute to PCP learning and development events and am involved in setting and assessing professional training standards.
CLIENT GROUP: Older People and their carers,
Location - Coventry, Leamington Spa, Rugby, and surroundings. Further afield for teaching and training.
Contact - firstname.lastname@example.org
M: 07508 399 452
Focus - Older People and their carers, including both emotional or difficul:es and also work related to memory problems and dementia.
Work with adults of all ages related to maximising the potential to have a satisfying life, including the 'Recognise Your Strengths' workshops.
Training, teaching, and supervision in PCP, including a web-based monthly supervision group.
Experience and Training - Fully qualified Clinical Psychologist with 35 years of service in the NHS, HCPC registered and BUPA recognised. Chartered Psychologist, a National Assessor for the Bri:sh Psychological Society, and a past Chair of their Faculty of the Psychology of Older People. Personal Construct Psychotherapist, UKCP registered.
1. Counselling & Psychotherapy for clients with brain injuries and their families & friends.
2. Supervision and Coaching for healthcare professionals
3. Development and facilitation of courses for healthcare professionals in the areas of: Supervision and Counselling skills.
4. Lecturer at UCL (University College London) Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
5. Involvement in Research development in the field of supervision for healthcare professionals
6. Personal Construct Psychology(PCP): Foundation level courses, Post Foundation level workshops and Supervision& Coaching. ( www.personalconstructpsychology.co.uk/foundation-course-personal-construct-psychology )
7. Development of new Counselling & Coaching practice (www.cathysparkes.co.uk )
• BSc Speech and Language Therapy (1986)
• Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy (2003)
• Certificate in Personal Construct Psychology (PCP) Practice for Coaching (2014)
CLIENT GROUP: ADULT
Location: London SW6, UK
Contact : Tel: +44 20 7385 1166
Focus of service: One to one psychotherapy
Experience/Training: PCPA member since 2006, BA in Psychology (Graduate member of British Psychological Society)
David PikeLocation: Derbyshire
Phone: 01543 442012
Client: adolescents, adults and couplesLocation: Coventry; Turin (Italy); Skype Sessions
Work Tel: 0116 295 3322
Work Mobile: 07775 558322
I have been working for more than ten years with adolescents, adults and couples in order to recover the momentum in their life which they feel they have lost.
I think different kinds of suffering hide a common experience of suspension or block that generates the feeling of being unable to understand how to carry on, as every attempt to move forward comes to a standstill.
The therapeutic process is a journey I go on with people who ask me for help. It is a shared path towards a greater understanding of the problem experienced and the way it is stopping them living their life. This work goes towards the dissolution of the problem and the exploration of possible alternatives, from which the person can choose and resume his/her path.
The fundamental premise of my professional and personal action is:
- the sense of legitimacy of every walk of life and the deep respect for it;
- the constructive alternativism concept so “all of our present interpretations of the universe are subject to revision or replacement” (Kelly, 1955);
- the relevance of the relationship in the developmental process of everyone.
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and a Personal Construct Psychotherapist. I work in England and in Italy and offer distance sessions via media when I am not available in person.
I graduated in Psychology at the University “Carlo Bo” (Urbino, Italy) in 2003.
I attended the 4-year Diploma in Constructivist Psychotherapy at School of Specialization in Constructivist Psychotherapy at CESIPc (Padua, Italy), where later I worked as a co-trainer.
Since then I have been working in psychotherapy with adults and couples, in a private and public context.
For many years, I attended to adolescents who were struggling with identity and relationship issues and to their parents on educational management and family communication dynamics.
For four years (2013 – 2017) I lived and worked in Coventry where I was committed to helping the Italian community living and working in the Midlands to find psychological wellbeing. Languages: Italian and English
Dr. Diane Allen
Coventry, Consultant Psychologist,
Dr.Diane Allen, Consultant Psychologist, has been registered as a PCP psychotherapist since 2001 and a member of UKCP since 2002. She has been a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society since 2003 and is registered with the HCPC as a Practitioner Psychologist. Diane has worked for the NHS as a general nurse and psychiatric nurse and has also worked as a lecturer in further and higher education. She worked as a psychologist in the NHS from 1999 to 2014 when she retired to concentrate on her private practice.Diane was one of the founder members of The Clarendon Practice which is based in the Coventry and Warwickshire area and the head office is in the Quadrant Business Centre, 3, The Quadrant, Warwick Road, Coventry, CV1 2DY. She can be contacted via the Clarendon Practice website.
Phone: 01189 811793
Dennis BuryDennis Bury is a Counselling Psychologist, a UKCP Registered Personal Construct Therapist and an Accredited CBT Therapist. Location: North London and City [also by media].
Contact: PCP Association, The Clarendon Practice, 3 the Quadrant, Warwick Road, Coventry CV1 2DY
phone: 07469 952112
Modus: Face to Face or telephone or media
Dennis has been in counselling and therapy since early 1970’s. He has taught psychology to undergraduates for some years where he adopts the view that human kind will not surmount its difficulties without the aid psychological science. He has been a member of the Council of the Conflict Research Society and currently is a member of the advisory body to the Council. His interest in the conflict theme focuses upon the psychological make-up of tyrants and, consequently, has a helping role for those facing bullying. He is a Board Member for the Personal Construct Psychology Association.
His outlook on therapies is that they all provide tools; this is especially the case in the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and also Personal Construct Therapy. He takes the view that we can only know reality through the tools we use, never reality itself. This rather ‘Plato-like’ view [Plato thought that we could only see our shadows, as in firelight] means that we have to leave a lot of room for people as creative beings and a certain gap in our knowing about how things are – tolerating the puzzles we have.
To begin Dennis will show want to know how you are feeling and what it is that you face. He will then seek, by means of questionnaires and stories of what has been going on, to find out how you see the world. From there, based upon what evidence there is for what works and for whom it works, he will offer experiments for you which are designed to help change things or you – hopefully for a better time.
Dennis has the following therapies in focus CBT, PCP, REBT and Multi Modal Therapy.
UKCP registered Psychotherapist, HCPC registered Social Worker and Expert Witness.
Location North West London
Ian has worked in mental health and social care for the last twenty-six years. He has a breadth and depth of experience, both as a highly experienced social work practitioner and psychotherapist.
He has completed advanced psychotherapy training in Personal Construct Psychology and has been the Chair for the Personal Construct Psychology Association, which is the registered Member Organisation of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy. Ian provides private psychotherapy services to adults and couples as well as professional supervision.
Ian teaches in a number of forums with respect to mental health, psychotherapy and counselling provision.
He provides regular teaching on the Foundation Training and Advanced Training for the Personal Construct Psychology Association. He provides sessional teaching, on the Doctorate Couse in Clinical Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire as a visiting lecturer. Ian is also accredited by the Law Society and the Institute of Legal Executives to deliver continuing professional development training to legal professionals. Such courses specialise in issues relating to mental health, mental capacity and vulnerable adults.
Ian has been the Deputy Manager of a North London Psychological Therapies Services in an NHS Mental Health Trust for ten years, providing psychological services to adults who are considered to have complex and enduring mental health needs.
Since 1999 Ian has been practicing as an Independent Social Work Consultant and Expert Witness. He is instructed typically by solicitors who specialise in mental health, mental capacity, negligence and human rights law. He has extensive experience with respect writing reports intended for the court and he frequently attends court as an Expert Witness in order to provide oral evidence, typically under cross-examination.
Eileen T Murphy
UKCP and EAP regd psychotherapist
UK +44 784 221 8464
Spain + 34 695 620 995
UKCP and EAP regd psychotherapist
I have 30 years of experience in the fields of psychotherapy and mental health.
My speciality is with eating disorders, addictions and related issues, such as addictions to shopping, sex, relationships.
I offer an holistic approach based on the Kelly-ian maxim that “if you want to know what is wrong with someone, try asking them”.
In this way I work with respectful responsibility which engages in every step of the therapy.
I work in England and Spain and offer distance sessions via media when I am not available in person.
When I first read George Kelly’s two volume Psychology of Personal Constructs, I had a sense of coming home. I think there were a number of reasons for this. Not least, it matched my experience of having had therapy some years before, where my therapist, although not PCP trained, had very much acted as a supervisor to my experiments in coming up with a change of direction and new life plan. My need for a change came after severe sciatica had disrupted my fledgling career as an accountant.
In getting myself fit to live a full and active life, which includes running, swimming, hill walking and going to concerts, I had found the Alexander Technique to be an invaluable help. I was and continue to be fascinated by the Alexander Technique and trained as an Alexander Technique teacher, as the first step in a new life. In teaching, I found myself more and more interested in the psychological aspects of learning and in the pupil’s experience of lessons. In looking for a theory that recognised the personal meanings of pupils, and that was fully applicable to my own experience, I came across PCP and with that the sense of coming home, I decided to train as a psychotherapist - so that I now teach the Alexander Technique and practice as a psychotherapist. I find the two work well together and enrich each other. Along the way I write articles and blog about both and how they interact. In this, PCP is a most congenial psychology for working with embodiment, personal meanings, relationships and the philosophies of life. PCP recognises that each person has to work out their own philosophy of life, as they work out a life plan, that hopefully makes them feel as if they have come ‘alive.’ This is Kelly’s definition of successful therapy, which is a wonderful thing to witness happen and is part of the joy of being a therapist. In this, PCP as a therapeutic approach and as a ‘psychology for living’ continues to inspire me as a way of both working and living.