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There are 18 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 Practioner with UKCP, Member of the College of Psychoanalysts UK, Senior Registered Practioner with BACP and a Registered Member of BAPPS. www.gwionjones.co.uk


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).

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.

Joanna Herrmann is a BACP 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.

Tina Mann is BACP Accredited and is the Assistant Practice Manager 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 qualified Couples Therapist having trained originally with Relate, and is one of 4 couples therapists attached to the practice. She has nearly 15 years clinical experience, having worked for many years in the field of alcohol misuse with the Worcestershire Community Alcohol Team.

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.

Edyta van der Put 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.

Kat Godfrey-Djundja is a qualified Integrative UKCP therapist and a Counselling Psychologist in Training. 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.

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

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.

Sharon Wedgbury is a BACP Accredited Practioner with over 14 years clinical experience. Her first degree is in Psychology before completing a Postgraduate qualification in Integrative Counselling in 2002. She uses a blend of therapeutic approaches, combining relational theory with CBT and insights from neuroscience. She has also trained as a Clinical Supervisor and supervises other therapists in the area. Sharon worked with Worcestershire Alcohol Service for many years before moving to the FE sector counselling adolescents. Sharon has a specialist interest in Asperger’s Syndrome and has worked for many years supporting people with Asperger’s.

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 Clincial 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.

Kate King is a Counselling Psychologist in training, in the final stages of completing her Doctorate in Counselling Psychology. Kate has many years clinical experience working in NHS settings and private practice. She also works for Winston’s Wish, a children’s bereavement organisation based in Cheltenham, supporting children and adolescents. She adopts a broadly integrative and relational approach, drawing on cognitive-behavioural, psychodynamic and humanistic perspectives in her practice. Before becoming a psychologist Kate worked as a project manager in industry for over 16 years.

Sharon Osborne is a BACP Accredited Integrative Counsellor with over 13 years clinical experience. She has worked in a variety of settings including NHS, Mind, and Women’s Aid, and has specialist qualifications in working with deaf clients as well as training in Brain Spotting, Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy and a Diploma in Trauma. Before joining the NHS Sharon worked in the voluntary sector for many years, ultimately occupying a management role supporting others.

Helen King is a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist with over 20 years clinical experience, having completed her original training in Transactional Analysis in the mid 1990’s. She has since qualified as an EMDR Practioner and has subsequently aquired a specialist expertise is in the treatment of trauma and PTSD. She is also trained in the use of other specialist techniques such as Brainspotting, Emotional Freedom Technique, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy as well as Behavioural Family Therapy. Helen has worked continually in the NHS since 1992, training initially as an Occupational Therapist before moving on to train as a Psychotherapist. She has written and published various articles over the years.


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