I am a practicing psychotherapist, supervisor (RTS) and trainer 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. Additionally I am a program assistant (PA) for the official Internal Family Systems (IFS) training organisation.

I have been exploring and studying personal growth since 2001 and have counselling, psychotherapy, supervision and training 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-grad 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, areas which has informed the way I work in my psychotherapy practice. Additionally I am a level 3 Internal Family Systems (IFS) trained practitioner with specialisation in addiction and eating disorders.

I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCPT) having completed a year long certificate programme - Traumatic Stress Studies with The Trauma Centre in Boston. This formalised 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 and developmental PTSD, dissociation, phobias, panic, codependency, performance and other anxieties, depression, enmeshment, addictions, eating disorders, stuckness, self-sabotage, low self-esteem, lack of direction, nightmares, isolation, postnatal depression, redundancy, LGBTQIA+ issues, caregiver support, helplessness, sexual issues, identity 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, difficulty in gaining independence from family.

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