Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (BACP Accredited)
Core Training Team
Susan Blundell is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, member of the Guild of Psychotherapists, with a private practice in Tonbridge. She has experience in the NHS and charity sectors, and a first career in education. She has ten years’ experience as a seminar leader on our diploma programme.
Linde Horseman is a BACP accredited Psychodynamic Psychotherapist. She has experience working with adults, adolescents and children in primary and secondary schools and hospital settings. She obtained an MA in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice and she currently teaches Developmental Psychology, Foundation Counselling skills and also supervises at the Counselling Centre. She offers therapy and supervision in a private practice.
Inthia Stacey has been working as a seminar leader for the Centre since early 2018. She has been in private practice since 2014 and since 2019 has co-facilitated a therapy group in a forensic psychiatric unit with the NHS. She has been working in a counselling charity since 2009. Inthia is a psychodynamically qualified counsellor, qualifying in 2009 with the Centre and is a psychodynamic psychotherapist and member of the Society of Analytical Psychology (SAP) since 2019.
Alison Davis qualified as a Psychodynamic Counsellor at The Counselling Centre in 2017 and is BACP accredited. She is also qualified in Adult Education and Training and previously taught integrative counselling to diploma level. She is now teaching psychodynamic psychopathology on the diploma programme at TCC. Additionally, as a TCC senior counsellor she is part of the assessment team, works with open ended and brief focused clients and is a trainee tutor. Currently, Alison is also nearing the end of a part-time BSc in Psychology accredited by The British Psychological Society (BPS).
Marcus is a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and member of the UKCP, CPJA, and BAPPS. He is the founder of the Experiential Psychotherapy Initiative Community (EPIC) a psychotherapist’s cooperative that provides professional development seminars and courses for health professionals. He studied individual and group psychotherapy at The University of Kent, Group Analysis at The Institute of Group Analysis and Birkbeck London, and clinical Supervision at The Society of Analytical Psychology.
Marcus has an interest in psychotherapy and the arts and has published ‘ Asleep on The Volcano, The Poetic Landscape of Psychotherapy 2020’ an anthology of poems and paintings that he produced in between psychotherapy sessions with a commentary on his substantial work with forensic patients. Marcus is a member of the Group Analytic Society International (GASI) and is the former poetry editor of their newsletter, Contexts.
Juliet is a Creative Arts Psychotherapist with roots in Transpersonal Psychotherapy and a Masters in Dramatherapy. She has experience within the NHS, working with individuals and groups in forensic psychiatric care, and working with primary and secondary age children in specialist education facilities. She now has a private practice working with adults in Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells.
Stephen Millington is a qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist with experience of working individually with adults in a number of settings with a private practice in Hythe in Kent. He is also a qualified psychoanalytic supervisor and a UKCP registered supervisor. Stephen completed the 4-year diploma course at WPF in 2007, and subsequently the Diploma of Proficiency in Psychoanalytic Supervision from The Guild of Psychotherapists and is registered with UKCP, and a member of the Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC) and British Association for Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Supervision (BAPPS). His experience as a supervisor is with qualified and training counsellors and psychotherapists, individually and in groups, in private practice and in clinical and training organisations.
Joan Wilson is a Jungian Analyst who trained at the Association of Jungian Analysts in London and is also a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist qualifying at WPF. She is a member of the International Association of Analytical Psychologists, UKCP and BPC. In addition to having a private practice in Kent, she supervises at The Counselling Centre and Sutton Counselling Services. In the NHS Joan is a senior psychotherapist, trainer and supervisor for the Woman’s Service that provides longer term therapy for adult survivors of sexual abuse. Joan has extensive experience of assessments and has provided workshops for this and other topics for several years.
In addition to the above core training team members, we welcome a number of visiting seminar leaders with specialisms in their subject area during the second year of the diploma.
Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling Skills
Eleanor Nandlal is a BACP accredited Psychodynamic Counsellor who has been working as a counsellor since she qualified at The Counselling Centre in 2017. Having previously trained and worked as a teacher, Eleanor now combines her skills of teaching and counselling to deliver the Psychodynamic Counselling Certificate. Eleanor works in a school offering counselling and wellbeing support to pupils, parents and staff. She also provides counselling to adults and children through her private practice.
Dr Hannah O’Brien
Dr Hannah O’Brien is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist (CPsychol) and Accredited Psychodynamic Counsellor (MBACP Accred) with over ten years clinical experience working in various settings in the community, education and the NHS. As a qualified teacher, Hannah has taught at primary, secondary and tertiary levels. Her research on ‘How fathers make sense of their experience of stillbirth after therapy: An Interpretative Phenemonological Analysis’ for the University of Roehampton has given her a particular interest in understanding emotional issues relating to loss, identity and gender. She teaches the Foundation Certificate at The Counselling Centre alongside her private practice.