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There are 17 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.

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. Emma is also a Registered Nurse and Health Visitor with 28 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 Ricketts is a BACP Registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and works largely within a Humanistic integrative perspective, qualified since 2003, with 10 years of experience working with marginalised communities in the NHS. He has since trained in gestalt, developmental and somatic psychotherapy. He is a Registered Dance Movement Psychotherapist and Supervisor with a particular interest in the somatic experience of psychological problems. In addition he has a PhD in Cultural Studies and is currently an Associate 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.

Karen Askwith is a Senior CAMHS Clinician with over 10 years experience working with various CAMHS services. She is trained in STORM and GRIST risk assessment, has been involved undertaking Choice and Partnership appointments, the implementation of targeted CBT therapeutic sessions, parenting work, conducting multi-agency Planning Meetings and Child Protection conferences. Prior to training as a Social Worker Karen worked in the Civil Service; she was also co-opted as the Governor of a local secondary school for a period of years.

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.

Iona Brown is currently training as a Jungian Analytical Psychotherapist with the West Midlands Institute of Psychotherapy. She gained her Advanced Diploma in Counselling in 1999 before moving to the Midlands in 2000 to work in the NHS in a specialist service for people diagnosed with personality disorders. She has worked with different mental health services for the past 17 years, in therapeutic communities, addiction services, the prisons sector, in GP practice and in research. Before becoming a therapist she worked for nearly 20 years as a journalist and researcher in newspapers and television.



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