I am a trainee psychotherapist. I am studying an MA in Integrative Psychotherapy at the Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling. I hold a Foundation Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy and I am also a qualified qigong teacher following two years of training at the Shiatsu College.
Before entering this profession, I worked for nine years with a mental health organisation in London that provided care and accommodation to vulnerable people. My role was a multifaceted interface between the experiences of service users and attempts to secure continued funding from the NHS and local authorities. This work was a long apprenticeship in supporting, valuing and communicating the experiences of individuals of various age, ethnicity, religious, gender and sexual orientations. The people I worked with also had life stories encompassing vast differences in levels of mental capacity, social and economic opportunity.
I have also worked for a number of years in the publishing industry and charity sector.
Hello, my name is Luke Roberts