As one of the core trainers and member of the Programme Executive, Pauline brings over 20 years clinical and teaching experience to the Trust’s training programme.
Pauline’s professional career is multi-facetted. She worked as a teacher and manager in several inner London secondary schools for over 20 years, before beginning her psychotherapy training. Following graduation from the Post Graduate Diploma, Advanced Diploma and MA at the Trust, she is registered with the UKCP as a psychotherapist. Pauline has worked in various clinical settings including a private practice in South East London working with individuals, couples and supervisees. She was Senior Counsellor at the College of Law, Bloomsbury for 12 years managing the Student Counselling service and before that worked in a busy NHS counselling and clinical psychology department in Brighton. In both settings she worked with a rich diversity of clients, culturally and clinically.
Pauline has over twenty years experience of personal development training and group facilitation in various continuing education organisations. At the Trust she has worked as a tutor, group facilitator and supervisor and now focusses on training on the Foundation and Post Graduate Diploma courses.
Pauline says: “Assagioli’s teachings constantly amaze me for their simplicity and wisdom and I especially enjoy exploring how other theoretical orientations, philosophies and spiritual traditions interface with psychosynthesis. Psychosynthesis isn’t just a ‘model’ for understanding the individual, it also encompasses our relationship to each other and to the world. In discovering the model, it reflected my initial professional roots as a geography teacher and my passion and engagement with the natural and constructed environment, alongside the complexities of human behaviour! After over twenty years I still delight in learning and enjoy engaging with students and experienced practitioners alike. The therapeutic journey is a special, lifelong path that requires continual support as we move through different life transitions. To that end, I’ve trained further with Revision, the Centre for Gender Psychology and in psychosexual somatic therapy as well as regular supervision and continuing professional development programmes.”