Rod London MSc, B.Ed.

Rod London MSc, B.Ed.

UKCP Registered Gestalt Psychotherapist

 

Location

My practice is based in central Kings Heath, B14. There is on-street parking and it is close to the numbers 35, 50 and 76 bus routes. The location makes it accessible to most of south Birmingham including Edgbaston, Moseley, Shirley and Solihull.

Profile

I am a UKCP Registered Gestalt Psychotherapist and BACP Accredited Counsellor with over 15 years’ experience of working therapeutically with adults in various settings. These have included schools, the NHS, Higher Education and voluntary sector. This broad range means I have the breadth and depth of experience to help with many life issues.

The approach I take is humanistic with Gestalt as the therapeutic core of my practice. I work with the whole person, including the context of your life, exploring the background and repeating patterns as well as whatever is causing difficulty now. I offer a holistic approach – believing that what may seem like isolated symptoms often reflect broader difficulties in our lives. Therapy sessions will usually include talking but sometimes also creativity with artwork, objects and movement, and occasionally can take place outdoors.

I offer both short and longer-term counselling and psychotherapy to individual adults. I am experienced in working with a range of issues that may cause anxiety and depression, stress and panic attacks, trauma and relationship difficulties. I have an interest in working with clients who have experienced losses of various kinds. With a background in education, both as a teacher and therapist, I also have experience around issues arising from working with children and childhood experiences.

Supervision is available both individually and in groups for qualified and trainee counsellors/psychotherapists as well as others in the helping professions.
I also provide a range of bespoke training and consultancy to groups and teams – in particular, developing reflective practice within schools and working with headteachers in Birmingham schools.

 

Training, qualifications and experience
  • MSc in Gestalt Psychotherapy
  • Diploma in Counselling
  • Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Diploma in Supervision (working towards accreditation)
  • B.Ed. (Hons)
  • Tutor of Counselling certificate/diploma training; assessor for Welsh Psychotherapy Partnership
  • Gestalt Approaches to Learning in Organisations
  • Traumatic Attaching
  • Relational Mindfulness
Other current work
  • Senior Counsellor and team leader of the Counselling and Mental Health Service, University of Worcester
  • Counsellor/therapist for several employee assistance programmes
  • Group Supervisor for Carrs Lane Counselling Centre, Birmingham
  • Consultant to a firm of legal Chambers, Birmingham

 

Professional Memberships
  • UKCP Registered Psychotherapist – United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy
  • BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist – British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • UKAGP (United Kingdom Association for Gestalt Practitioners) member and former Secretary
  • GPTI (Gestalt Psychotherapy Training Institute) Accredited member

 

Contact Rod

07980 931 754

rod@gestaltbirmingham.co.uk

Chris O'Malley MSc, BA

Chris O'Malley MSc, BA

UKCP Registered Gestalt Psychotherapist

 

Location

My practice is located mainly within the Zellig building, part of the Custard Factory complex in B9, Digbeth, Birmingham. This is near to main bus routes, has easy car parking and is accessible from New Street or Moor Street stations via foot (12-15 minutes) bus or taxi.

Supervisees have the option of seeing me at home in B14 where there is on-street parking and easy access from main bus routes such at the 50, 11 and 35 and 76.

Profile

I’m a widely-experienced psychotherapist (registered with UKCP), accredited counsellor (registered with BACP) and supervisor with over 15 years’ experience. I’ve worked privately, for the NHS, with staff in a University setting and as a therapist for serving officers in West Midlands Police.

My therapy practice reflects my lifelong interest in health and healing and is an integration of my personal experience, along with aspects of philosophy, psychology and clinical theory. I’m constantly developing my interest in therapy and write around clinical themes for professional journals. I bring my experience from working in education and music as well as influences from Buddhism and am generally experienced as a patient person with a sense of humour and a balanced viewpoint. I offer long and short-term therapy and personal development work to individuals.

My core modality is Gestalt, a creative, holistic approach which supports working at depth with the therapeutic relationship and embodied process and includes uncovering the influence of past and present situations on current difficulties. I’m sensitive to cultural differences and individual preferences and aim to help clients in developing enough support and awareness to grow into the choices and changes which, outside of therapy, have proved elusive.

I’ve particular interests in abuse, shame, low self-esteem, anger-management and depression but have experience in all areas.
I supervise from a pan-Humanistic perspective and have long experience with individual and group supervision for both students and qualified practitioners. I have provided Team-Building consultancy to organisations and CPD workshops for practitioners and welcome contact with regard to this.

Training, qualifications & experience
  • MSc in Gestalt Psychotherapy, Metanoia Institute/Middlesex University
  • BA (Hons)
  • PGCE
  • ATCL
  • Dip. Counselling, UKCP Reg. Gestalt Psychotherapist,MBACP (accredited)
  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling 1999
  • Private Practice since 1999
  • Tutor for Level 3 Counselling Course, BCPC 2006
  • Counsellor for Smethwick Pathfinder NHS trust2007-2011
  • Staff Counsellor, University of Leicester 2011-2016
  • Tutor in Mindfulness at University of Leicester
  • Certificate in Counselling Supervision
  • Supervising Member (Gestalt Psychotherapy Training Institute)
  • Gestalt approaches to Learning in Organisations
  • Traumatic Attaching
  • The Psychopathological Field Co-Created Between Client and Therapist: A Relational Perspective
Other Current Work
  • Employee Support Case Manager (Therapist) for West Midlands Police
  • EAP Programme therapist
  • Research and publication of papers and letters in gestalt journals (BGJ/UKAGP/NGV)
  • Workshop presentation at International Psychotherapy Conference Toronto 2018
Professional Memberships
  • UKCP Registered Psychotherapist – United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy
  • BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist – British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • UKAGP (United Kingdom Association for Gestalt Practitioners) member and former Treasurer
  • GPTI (Gestalt Psychothe