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There are 19 Therapists Working at
Worcester Therapy Group


                                Clinical Director

Gwion Jones trained as a Psychoanalyst and has 25 years clinical experience. He also has a degree in Psychology and lectures in the Clinical Psychology Department at Coventry University. He also Supervises a number of Counsellors and Psychotherapists in the area, is a Registered Practitioner with UKCP, Member of the College of Psychoanalysts UK, Senior Registered Practitioner with BACP and a Registered Member of BAPPS. www.gwionjones.co.uk

                                Practice Manager

Rachel Tuck came from a successful career in Retail Management before retraining 11 years ago. She subsequently gained a Diploma in Counselling along with a specialist interest in-depth bereavement work. For the past 5 years she has occupied the role of Practice Manager at the Worcester Therapy Group, managing the operation of the service on a day-to-day level and conducting a share of the initial consultations. In addition to her post at Worcester Therapy Group Rachel teaches Certificate level Counselling courses at a local college.

                                Clinical Lead

Phil Hills is a BACP Accredited Practitioner with over 4 years clinical experience, having originally completed his MSc. in Counselling Psychology at Keele University in 2014 and more recently qualified as a Clinical Supervisor. He describes his approach as pluralistic, with an emphasis on empowering clients to take ownership of the process of therapy. Before taking up his post as Clinical Lead at Worcester Therapy Group, he set up his own business providing supervision and counselling to teachers in their schools. Prior to becoming a counsellor Phil worked for 8 years as a school teacher. He also has a Masters degree in philosophy.

Dr. Catherine Steele is a Chartered Psychologist with the BPS (British Psychological Society) and is registered as a Coaching Psychologist with their Special Group in Coaching Psychology (SGCP). Catherine is able to offer life, health and career coaching and hence is able to help clients reach a wide range of goals. In addition to being a Coaching Psychologist she is Course Director for the MSc. Occupational Psychology at the University of Leicester, where she utilises coaching in both her teaching and supporting students in their personal and professional development. Catherine worked previously as a Consultant Occupational Psychologist, where she ran international coaching programs as well as occupying a number of positions in the field of human resources in both public and private sector organisations, and is registered as an Occupational Psychologist with the HPC (Health Professions Council).

Dr. Tanya Carpenter is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the BPS with 13 years experience working at the Priory Hospital in London, both individually and in group therapy. Although trained to use a number of different therapeutic interventions as appropriate, Tanya works primarily within a Psychodynamic framework. She has expertise supporting people with Asperger Syndrome, as well as having written articles on Mindfulness and facilitated Mindfulness Groups for 5 years. In addition, she is a BPS Registered Supervisor and an Associate Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Worcester.

Dr. Kat Godfrey-Djundja is a Counselling Psychologist and Integrative Psychotherapist. She has 9 years clinical experience working with adults across a variety of settings, initially in the field of substance misuse. In this time she has worked in two different psychology departments within the NHS in Worcestershire, taking referrals from both primary and secondary care. Kat describes herself as an Integrative Psychotherapist with strong roots in the psychoanalytic field. She is a native German speaker and is able to offer therapy in German.

Tina Mann is a BACP Accredited Practitioner conducting a number of the initial assessments here at Worcester Therapy Group. She has a Masters in Psychodynamic Counselling as well as a BSc. in Human Communication & its Disorders. In addition she is a Relate trained Couples Counsellor and more recently has qualified with a Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy, and is one of 4 couples therapists attached to the practice. She has nearly 18 years clinical experience, having worked for many years in the field of alcohol misuse with the Worcestershire Community Alcohol Team.

Joanna Herrmann is a BACP Senior Accredited Psychodynamic Counsellor. She has spent the last 15 years working in the NHS: initially in a Specialist Psychotherapy Service, offering long term individual counselling, as well as Attachment Based Psychotherapy Groups, Systemic Family Therapy and Very Brief Dynamic Therapy. She currently has a role in Primary Care as a surgery based counsellor. She has also worked for a counselling charity and as staff counsellor in a hospital, as well as having roles for Cruse, Mind and WPF. Her original background is in English Literature and translation, and she has run creative writing groups for people with a mental health diagnosis, having a particular interest in language and therapy.

Chris Bright is a Relate trained Couples Therapist with 14 years experience. In addition she has undertaken further training to work with families and is qualified in Systemic Practice in Family Therapy. Chris has also gained additional qualifications and has over 10 years experience working therapeutically with young people up to the age of 16, including specialist training to work with children from as young as 5 years old. She is trained in the use of play therapy as part of her practice.

Maria Winfield specialises in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders and is a BACP Accredited Practitioner. She spent ten years in the field of management training before switching focus to train as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. Maria holds a post graduate diploma in CBT and has spent over three years working with the Cruse Bereavement charity as both a volunteer and as an active member of both the local branch and training committees.

Jonathan Roberts is a BABCP Registered Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, an EMDR Therapist and a State Registered Psychiatric Nurse. He has worked in the mental health field for over 11 years and has considerable experience in both primary and secondary care, working within the NHS and also at The Priory. In addition, he has a Masters in Psychology, specialising in Mindfulness Based Therapies with additional training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). This extensive training enables Jonathan to treat a variety of anxiety problems, trauma-based issues and obsessive-compulsive disorders, as well as helping people to deal with the psychological pressures life brings.

Edyta Mills worked for various global organisations before going onto study for a BSc in Psychology. After graduating she gained a Diploma in Psychotherapy as well as a Certificate in Couple Counselling from the Relate Institute. She is qualified to work with both individuals and couples and is a Member of BACP. Edyta is a native Polish speaker and can offer therapy in Polish as well as English.

Alison Justice is a BACP Accredited Psychodynamic Counsellor with over 10 years’ experience in an agency contracted to the NHS. Before training as a counsellor she worked in Business as well as previously in an Academic setting. She is about to complete a course in clinical supervision and facilitates a diploma level supervision group at Gloucestershire Counselling Service. She has a specialist interest in un-mourned loss, as well as a research interest in the impact of inter-generational issues as manifested in therapeutic work.

Frances Davies is a HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist. She has spent the last 14 years working therapeutically with people in a variety of settings, including the NHS, addictions services and occupational health/employment services. Frances is an Integrative Psychologist with particular experience of working from a cognitive behavioural framework. Her focus is on building a strong therapeutic relationship and creating a space to explore difficulties within a cognitive behavioural framework

Lianne Davies is a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist specialising in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders. She has been working in the NHS for the past eight years using the CBT framework to treat depression, and anxiety disorders including worry, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, health anxiety, PTSD, and phobias. Lianne holds a Post-graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy from the University of Exeter. Before training as a CBT Therapist she completed a Masters in Applied Ecology and Conservation, and has a deep interest in the role of the environment and nature and its impact on our emotional wellbeing.

Emma Powell qualified with a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling from Goldsmiths University and is a Relate trained Couples Counsellor with 16 years experience. She specialises in Psychosexual Therapy (PST) and trained with the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT), the UK’s leading organisation for therapists specialising in sexual and relationship issues. She also has specialist experience of helping individuals with various forms of sex-addiction. Emma is also a Registered Nurse and Health Visitor with nearly 30 years experience working within the NHS.

Paul V Ricketts is a BACP Registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor working largely within the Humanistic perspective. His clinical experience stretches back to 2003, which includes 10 years working with marginalised communities in the NHS. He uses a blend of creative and psychotherapeutic approaches, including experiential, gestalt, developmental and somatic psychotherapy, along with relational living body psychotherapy. He is also a Registered Dance Movement Psychotherapist and Supervisor in private practice with a particular interest in the somatic experience of psychological problems. In addition he is a Lecturer, Academic Supervisor and Clinical Supervisor on the MA in Dance Movement Psychotherapy at Derby University.

Dawn Gwilt is a UKCP registered Gestalt Psychotherapist with over nine years clinical experience. In addition to working in private practice for many years she has worked with Cruse Bereavement Care, Primrose Hospice, and Birmingham Women's Aid. Prior to becoming a psychotherapist she trained as a classical cellist and worked both as a teacher and a performer. Her approach is relational, working with current issues that often have their roots in the past.

Debra Lewis has an MSc in Counselling Psychology but originally trained in Humanistic and Existential Psychotherapy in the early 1990’s, working for a number of years in a residential setting with young adults recovering from mental ill-health. She subsequently qualified with Relate as a couples therapist and has acquired 10 years’ experience working with couples and individuals with relationship difficulties, and more recently has worked in a GP surgery as a counsellor. Her Masters research focused on the impact of subtle negative behaviours within relationships. She is qualified to work with individuals, couples and young people.

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