I am a practicing psychotherapist and supervisor registered with the UKCP. I work as a training supervisor and experiential group facilitator at a large training centre - The Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE) in London. I have been exploring and studying personal growth since 2001 and have counselling and psychotherapy experience in private practice, the voluntary sector and the NHS.

Before training as a psychotherapist I worked internationally at a senior level in business having graduated with a BA (hons) in English and Italian, and post-graduate diploma with distinction in International Marketing.

I hold postgraduate diplomas in Psychotherapy and Supervision as well as an MA in Transpersonal Counselling and Psychotherapy. My MA dissertation was an heuristic enquiry into dreams and retreats, an area which has informed the way I work in my psychotherapy practice.

My current CPD includes training to become a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCPT) through a year long certificate programme - Traumatic Stress Studies at The Trauma Centre. This formalises my own experiential work which has taken place over several years.

I have experience working in a wide range of areas and client groups including, but not limited to: complex PTSD, dissociation, phobias, panic, performance, other anxieties, depression, addictions, eating disorders, stuckness, self-sabotage, low self-esteem, lack of direction, nightmares, isolation, postnatal depression, redundancy, caregiver support, helplessness, sexual issues, relationships, grief and bereavement, self-care, chronic pain, parenting, crisis, gender, spiritual, existential and the search for meaning, career, loneliness, hopelessness, infertility issues, suicidal thoughts.

I hold liability insurance and adhere to the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Ann Oldknow