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. This means I have a broad ranges of approaches to draw according to your needs.

I have been exploring and studying personal growth since 2001. I have counselling, psychotherapy, supervision and training experience in private practice, the voluntary sector and the NHS. This means I have experienced a variety of settings which inform my practice and help me work with a wide variety of issues.

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. This means I have a grounded experience of the “real world” and am more likely to be able to relate to your “real world”.

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 have informed the way I work in my psychotherapy practice. Additionally I am a level 3 Internal Family Systems (IFS) trained therapist 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 meaning I have an academic grounding as well as direct experience of working personally in this area.

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