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My aim is to help people be clearer as to what is troubling them so they (and others) can live more fulfilling lives. My practice is influenced by humanistic/existential, psychoanalytic and continental philosophy/postmodern thinking. I work seeing both long and short-term clients in London (Wimbledon) and Brighton. In addition I have facilitated for many years several experiential groups a week.  I also have over 30 years experience of providing individual and group supervision.

Whilst I am now an Emeritus Professor at the University of Roehampton having led the development of training programmes in psychotherapy, counselling and counselling psychology, and initiated the Research Centre for Therapeutic Education, I now maintain a private practice. This practice is located in Hove/Brighton and Wimbledon; however, because of COVID I am now working on-line through the telephone/ ZOOM/ Skype/ WhatsApp/ FaceTime etc.

Originally I trained as a Humanistic Counsellor at South West London College and later as an Existential-analytic Psychotherapist (UKCP and UPCA registered) with the Philadelphia Association. I am also a Chartered Counselling Psychologist (and HCPC registered). I have also been influenced by my training at the Henderson Hospital, the Tavistock and the Human Potential Project (University of Surrey/Quasitor).

Whilst I have worked in various capacities with the National Health Service (including providing clinical supervision to London teaching hospitals) I do not agree with the vocabulary of a medical model being used for psychotherapy and counselling in terms for example of diagnosis, treatment and medical conditions but instead prefer to explore what emerges through ordinary language. I am Founding Chair of the Critical Psychotherapy Network, Founding Chair of the Southern Association of Psychotherapy and Counselling, and on the faculty of the Philadelphia Association.

Training, qualifications & experience

CPsychol
DPhil
FBPsS
FUPCA (Accred.)
HCPC reg.
PFHEA
UKCP Hon Fellow
UKCP reg.

Supervisor (BPS reg., UPCA reg., UKCP directory)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

UPCA

Universities Psychotherapy & Counselling Association

Universities Psychotherapy & Counselling Association

BPS

British Psychological Society

British Psychological Society

HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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Fees

Additional information

Average fee £75

Availability

daytime availability and some evenings

Further information

I also have an interest in therapeutically working with photographs/phototherapy.

London
SW19

Seven Dials, Hove
East Sussex
BN3

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am on the British Psychological Society (BPS) Applied Psychology Practice register, the Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association (UPCA) register as a clinical supervisor, and on the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) directory as a clinical supervisor.

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Prof Del Loewenthal

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