John Lees and Contributors
John Lees PhD is course leader of, and lecturer and supervisor, on the course
John is a certified anthroposophic psychotherapist, a UKCP registered psychotherapist, a BACP senior accredited practitioner, a certified anthroposophic psychotherapist, a CAHSC registered practitioner. He works as a psychotherapist in private practice in London and Sussex. He is also Associate Professor of Psychotherapy and Counselling at the University of Leeds and a Board member on the International Federation of Anthroposophic Psychotherapy Associations. He has written over fifty articles, almost thirty of which have been peer reviewed, is founder editor of a Routledge journal, has edited a Routledge book series, edited or co-edited five books. He has designed an MSc in Therapeutic Counselling and was Programme leader of that course for twelve years. See http://johnleestherapy.com/
Ad Dekkers is co-founder of, and lecturer on, the course.
Ad is a visiting lecturer at Witten-Herdecke University, Germany, an experienced anthroposophic psychotherapist, registered by the LVVA, the Dutch Association for psychotherapists, retired joint International Coordinator of Psychotherapy in the Medical Section of the School of Spiritual Science, subsection Psychotherapy and former President of the International Federation of Anthroposophic Psychotherapy Associations. He has trained practitioners in anthroposophic psychotherapy in Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Israel, Brazil, Great Britain, Argentina, Russia, Chile and India. His specialist areas are psychotherapy for cult victims and developing new methods of training in anthroposophic psychotherapy. His key work, A Psychology of Human Dignity has been published in several languages.
Henriette Dekkers-Appel is co-founder of, and lecturer on, the course.
Henriette is an experienced anthroposophic psychotherapist, a visiting lecturer at Witten-Herdecke University, Germany, and registered by the LVVA, the Dutch Association for psychotherapists. She has recently retired as joint International Coordinator of Psychotherapy in the Medical Section of the School of Spiritual Science, subsection Psychotherapy and is a Board member of the International Federation of Anthroposophic Psychotherapy Associations. Henriette has trained practitioners in anthroposophic psychotherapy in Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Israel, Brazil, Great Britain, Argentina, Russia, Chile and India. She works in an anthroposophic therapeuticum in the Netherlands and specializes in working with personality disorders. Her research into personality disorders has been published in Dutch and German.
Dr James Dyson is a lecturer on the course
Dr James Dyson was the co-founder of Park Attwood Clinic in 1979, where he worked for 25 years. Since leaving Park Attwood, James’s already long-standing commitments in the field of adult education increased, initially in the areas of mental health, child development and general medicine. He has contriibuted over many years to Biographical Counselling Trainings, and to programmes in anthroposophic psychology in the USA. He has also been a Faculty Member of the Medical Section Seminar in Mental Health (UK) since 1990 and the British Post-graduate Anthroposophic Doctor’s Training since 2005. He has also conducted seminars on medical and psychological themes in Australia, New Zealand and is currently a Faculty Member of the recently established (2015) Counsellors’ Adventure Programme in the USA, which has offered courses in anthroposophic psychology in Rudolf Steiner College and elsewhere.
James’ foremost intentions lie in developing awareness and experience in groups of conscious inter-subjective relationship as well as in contributing to an extension of current paradigms of understanding within anthroposophic psychology and psychosomatics. James completed a training in Applied Paychosynthesis at the Institute of Psychosynthesis, London, between 2003 and 2008, and later was also awarded a Masters' degree in Psychosynthesis Psychology from Middlesex University.
Marah Evans is a lecturer on the course.
Marah is a certified anthroposophic counsellor/psychotherapist, a BACP registered accredited counsellor, a certified anthroposophic psychotherapist, and an HCPC & AAAT registered Art Therapist and has a Biography Work Diploma. She was formerly co-Clinical Director of a county wide counselling service. She works as a counsellor with individuals, couples and families and as a supervisor for counsellors and art therapists. Marah has taught and supervised on counselling and psychotherapy trainings including also facilitating anthroposophic biography work training in India and the Philippines.
Tessabella Lovemore PhD is a lecturer on the course
Tessabella is a certified Anthroposophic Child and Family Therapist. Her expertise is behavioural and developmental psychology, childhood psychopathology and relational effects. Since 1996 Tessabella has had a private practice as an Education Consultant working mainly with the parents and teachers of children presenting problems in school. Tessabella also has 20 years of experience as a Steiner Waldorf teacher teaching children of all ages and ability, including children with emotional and behaviour problems. It was the suffering of these children and their families that inspired her to train as a counsellor and to study the connections between behaviour, learning and relationships. She also lectures widely on developmental issues including the development of love. See www.tessabellalovemore.com.
The course is supported by Elysia Consortium for Social and Therapeutic Renewal
The Elysia Consortium for Social and Therapeutic Renewal is a constellation of organisations and individuals working to a common purpose: the healing and renewal of human beings and society. Its task is to foster, support and promote access points to anthroposophic health care, offering reflective consciousness through consultation and training.