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  • Barbara Folegati Barbara Folegati

    Kitchen Manager and Chef

    Barbara is the Kitchen Manager and Chef in the Pixton House kitchen.

  • Deborah Gravelle-Watts Deborah Gravelle-Watts

    Head of Educational Administration

    Deborah Gravelle-Watts ensures that Emerson's educational administration is transparent, clear and consistent.

  • Francesca Profeti Francesca Profeti

    House Manager

    Previously a student at Emerson College, Francesca returned recently to take over as House Manager, ensuring the smooth running of the Emerson College household.

  • Steve Briault Steve Briault

    Director of Development

    Steve supports and coordinates the development of the Emerson Living and Learning Community and is responsible for the College’s capital assets and finances.

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  • Udo Ottow Udo Ottow

    Head of Site Management

    Udo manages the maintenance of Emerson's buildings and campus, as well as taking a hands-on role in much of the maintenance work.

  • Yvette Dellsperger Yvette Dellsperger

    Director of Operations

    Yvette Dellsperger manages Emerson's facilities and works with the house team to give all those staying at the College have a warm and comfortable experience.

John Lees and Contributors

Anthroposophic Psychotherapy

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/

 

AdAd 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. 

 

james dysonDr 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

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 therapist.  Her expertise is early childhood psychology and psychiatry.  She has a private practice as a counsellor and education consultant working mainly with the parents and teachers of children presenting problems in school. She has also been a Steiner Waldorf teacher and has taught children with emotional and behaviour problems. The suffering of these children 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.

 

 

 

 

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