Course Staff

Course Staff

Course Director

Tina Simmonds MA Psychodynamic Psychotherapist (UKCP registered). She has a Certificate in Counselling, a Diploma in Psychotherapy and an MA in the Psychology of Therapy and Counselling. She is a Trainer and Supervisor working with individuals and groups, consults to counselling training programmes in the community and maintains a private practice.

Diploma Course Tutors

Orpa Daniels psychoanalytic Psychotherapist (BPC Registered) working in private practice and in the National Health Service with couples and individuals. She also works as a supervisor and trainer with several counselling organisations.

Maaike Engelen Psychoanalytic Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist (ACP registered). She is training at the Institute of Psychoanalysis. She holds a Msc in the Psychodynamics of Human Development. She works in private practice and in an educational setting. She has a background in philosophy and the arts.

Joan Fogel is a Group-analytic Psychotherapist (UKCP registered) working in the NHS, in education and private practice with groups and individuals.

Bernard Shapley Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist (BPC Registered) works in education and private practice. He is also a Trainer and Supervisor.

Helena Michaelson MSc Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP accredited) works in private practice and with an Employee Assistance Provider. She has an MA in Creative and Life Writing and has a background in literature and education.

Patrick Gannon MSc is a Psychotherapist and Group Analyst. He is a Senior Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP- Sen Accred). Working in the NHS and private practice, Patrick works with individuals, couples and groups. He is also a Trainer and Supervisor with other counselling and psychotherapy organisations.

Chris Robinson MA, MBACP (Snr Accred) is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and supervisor working in private practice, the voluntary sector and educational settings. He is director of Waterloo Community Counselling, a community-based service in South East London. He has a background in community mental health before training as a psychotherapist.

Maddy Loat (DClinPsy, AFBPsS, Mem.Inst.G.A.) is a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist and group analyst (HCPC & UKCP registered) working in the NHS, in the third sector and within various psychotherapy trainings. She is also a supervisor, trainer, part-time university lecturer and author who maintains a private practice in London.

External Moderator

Quentin Stimpson has worked as a psychotherapist in private practice (and various other settings) for the past 24 years. He is a Senior Lecturer in Counselling at the University of Greenwich on the BA and MSc counselling courses and is active as both a research supervisor and a researcher in the therapy arena. He edited a book for Routledge, “Clinical Counselling in Voluntary and Community Settings”, which was published in 2003.


For course bookings and administrative queries:
Contact: Agnieszka Majewska
Course Administrator
Tel No: 020 8371 0180

For enquiries about the Counselling Referral Service contact:
Counselling Administrator
Tel No: 020 8371 0180

For all other queries:
Contact: Alex Moss
Tel No: 020 8371 0180


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Applications for the Diploma Course 2021/22 are now open.

Next interview: Monday 10th May at 6pm