Director

Howard Edmunds (Director)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As  Director at Brighton Therapy Centre I am  committed to make high quality psychological therapies more widely available to local people in Brighton and Hove.   Our  mental health is significantly  affected by the quality of our relationships and the work, family or social groups that we belong to.  Therapists and clients alike, need to belong to a strong community in order to flourish.  As Director, I am privileged to work with a thriving community of practitioners who work together to offer high quality services to our clients.   I oversee the Brighton Therapy Centre Continuing Professional Development programme for therapists, which includes the reading group, professional development group, supervision groups, reflective practice groups  and specialist training events.   These offer  to our therapists and local practitioners high quality learning opportunities to support their practice.

I am also a  UKCP registered Group Analyst  offering both once and twice weekly Group Psychotherapy and  individual Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.  Prior to my current role,   I worked for six years as an NHS Principal Adult Psychotherapist offering  specialist Psychotherapy, assessments, staff training and  clinical supervision.  I was  convenor and trainer for the Sussex Partnership NHS Trust Advanced Supervision Training, having transferred my training role to Brighton  Therapy Centre, .  Whilst working in the NHS, I developed an evidence based course for people experiencing depression, anxiety and mood swings:   The Mood Course  I have a special interest in affective disorders and have found that groups can be particularly effective in helping with people who experience these difficulties.

I trained at WPF Counselling & Psychotherapy as a Group Analyst..  I have  completed further training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy  and Mentalization Based Group Therapy.  I am a Qualified Clinical Supervisor having completed a one year training titled ‘Using the Group as a Medium for Supervision’ at The Institute of Group Analysis (IGA).