Our Therapists

We have 23 experienced therapists working at Worcester Therapy Group

Gwion Jones trained as a Lacanian Psychoanalyst and has over 30 years clinical experience. He also lectures half the week in the Clinical Psychology Department at Coventry University. He Supervises a number of Counsellors and Psychotherapists in the area, is a Registered Psychotherapist and Supervisor with UKCP, Board Member of the College of Psychoanalysts UK, Senior Registered Practitioner with BACP, and a Member of the British Association of Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Supervision www.gwionjones.co.uk
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 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.
Rachel came from a successful career in Retail Management before retraining 15 years ago. She subsequently gained a Diploma in Counselling along with a specialist interest in-depth bereavement work. For the past 9 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 on a Counselling Diploma at a local college.

Individual Therapy

Kat 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.
Catherine 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).
Tanya 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.
Joanna 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.
Phil 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.
Edyta 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. 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 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.
Helen has an MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy: Children and Adolescents and has 11 years clinical experience of working across all ages groups. Her interest and specialism is working with young people and has worked within Worcestershire’s Drug and Alcohol service for a number of years supporting children and adolescents with their emotional needs and building resilience. Helen also has experience of supporting children with Autism and takes an adaptive approach to her therapy to accommodate their needs. She is also qualified and has experience of treating adults with depression and anxiety disorders within NHS primary mental health care settings.
Fedja is a UKCP registered Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist with over 18 years clinical experience gained in different settings including the NHS, as well as charitable organisations such Youth Counselling, Mind and the Red Admiral Project. He trained initially as a Counsellor before embarking on a lengthy training to become a Psychotherapist. Over the years Fedja has worked with a diverse range of client groups and endeavours to be sensitive to the effects of gender, class and race in his understanding of both individuals and couples.
Trudie is a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist with an MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy and a prior degree in Nursing Studies. She has worked for 37 years as an RMN (Registered mental nurse) in a variety of mental health settings, and more recently worked in the community specialising in older adult mental health. She adopts a largely integrative approach, incorporating the theories of Gestalt, Person Centred and Attachment Theory and uses creative approaches such as art to enable clients to express themselves if they can’t find the words.
Christopher has an MSc. in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. His expertise is in the treatment of 16+ adolescents and his particular skill is in the adaptation of his therapeutic style to suit each individual, with the aim of providing a safe and secure place for the client to begin to explore their difficulties and experiences. Chris adopts a person-centred approach primarily but is also able to incorporate other modalities into his work e.g. CBT, Solution Focused, and Attachment Based interventions.
Fay has a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and has recently completed a further Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. She has over 3 years post qualification experience working previously in a hospice care setting as well as volunteering to support survivors of domestic abuse, lending to a particular specialism in both bereavement and domestic abuse. In addition Fay has 3 years experience as a Specialist Mental Health Mentor at the University of Worcester, gaining extensive knowledge around the issues young people face and especially those with additional learning needs.
Mark is qualified with a degree in Person-Centred Counselling from Warwick University. He is a trained couples therapist, psychosexual therapist and is a member of the College of Sex and Relationship Therapists (COSRT). Mark has additional training in working with trauma and supporting members of the LGBTQ+ community. He also has 14 years experience working in sexual health.
Rehanna Kauser is a British Psychological Society Registered Psychologist who is currently working towards a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at Regent’s University London. She is a trained counsellor with five years clinical experience working for the NHS, Mind, Cruse and Change Grow Live. Rehanna adopts an eclectic approach to her practice, employing aspects of Person-Centred Therapy, CBT, Psychodynamic, and Existential-Phenomenology, respecting diversity whilst working alongside clients with varying backgrounds, ages, cultures, and complexity.

Relationship Therapy

Debra 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 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.
Emma qualified with a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling from Goldsmiths University and is a 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.
Chris is a 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.
Mark is qualified with a degree in Person-Centred Counselling from Warwick University. He is a trained couples therapist, psychosexual therapist and is a member of the College of Sex and Relationship Therapists (COSRT). Mark has additional training in working with trauma and supporting members of the LGBTQ+ community. He also has 14 years experience working in sexual health.

CBT Therapy

Maria 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.
Helen has an MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy: Children and Adolescents and has 11 years clinical experience of working across all ages groups. Her interest and specialism is working with young people and has worked within Worcestershire’s Drug and Alcohol service for a number of years supporting children and adolescents with their emotional needs and building resilience. Helen also has experience of supporting children with Autism and takes an adaptive approach to her therapy to accommodate their needs. She is also qualified and has experience of treating adults with depression and anxiety disorders within NHS primary mental health care settings.
Fay has a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and has recently completed a further Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. She has over 3 years post qualification experience working previously in a hospice care setting as well as volunteering to support survivors of domestic abuse, lending to a particular specialism in both bereavement and domestic abuse. In addition Fay has 3 years experience as a Specialist Mental Health Mentor at the University of Worcester, gaining extensive knowledge around the issues young people face and especially those with additional learning needs.

Child & Adolescent Therapy

Kat 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.
Claire is a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist having completed an MSc. in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy from the Northern Guild in Newcastle. Before training as a psychotherapist she worked for over 10 years in the adoption field and has worked with various charities supporting both children and adults. More recently Claire has worked as a psychotherapist with adults within an Enhanced Primary Care team in an NHS setting.
Helen has an MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy: Children and Adolescents and has 11 years clinical experience of working across all ages groups. Her interest and specialism is working with young people and has worked within Worcestershire’s Drug and Alcohol service for a number of years supporting children and adolescents with their emotional needs and building resilience. Helen also has experience of supporting children with Autism and takes an adaptive approach to her therapy to accommodate their needs. She is also qualified and has experience of treating adults with depression and anxiety disorders within NHS primary mental health care settings.
Christopher has an MSc. in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. His expertise is in the treatment of 16+ adolescents and his particular skill is in the adaptation of his therapeutic style to suit each individual, with the aim of providing a safe and secure place for the client to begin to explore their difficulties and experiences. Chris adopts a person-centred approach primarily but is also able to incorporate other modalities into his work e.g. CBT, Solution Focused, and Attachment Based interventions.

Life Coaching

Catherine 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).

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