Tom is a UKCP registered integrative and body psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer. He received his basic psychotherapy training in Gestalt Therapy and subsequently graduated with a Diploma for ‘Biosynthesis – somatic and depth psychology oriented psychotherapy’ at the International Institute for Biosynthesis in Switzerland. Tom maintains a busy practice in London, educates psychotherapists in various settings, and facilitates small and large group events. He has been awarded a ‘European Certificate of Psychotherapy’ (ECP) by the European Association for Psychotherapy. Tom previously also worked in community mental health services, international development work and adventure tourism.
He received additional training in somatic trauma work and EMDR but also draws on relational and psychodynamic conceptions, Transpersonal Psychology and neuroscience research in his clinical and educational work. Tom developed a relational-somatic approach to borderline dynamics (“The Borderline relationship” – Contemporary Body Psychotherapy: The Chiron Approach; Ed. Hartley, Routledge 2008) and utilizes movement work and the arts to explore psyche-soma dynamics and make mind-body relations accessible. His publications include several journal papers and book chapters. Tom is a Vice chair of the UK Council for Psychotherapy and he represents UKCP on the Board of the European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP).