Debbie Van Den Berg
Debbie Van Den Berg describes herself as a musician with a knack for computer systems. Together with Mieke Haveman she founded Bergenhave in The Netherlands. They teach coaches, counsellors and volunteers how they can work online with their clients. Her speciality is the internet, privacy and the explanation of hardware and software, such as servers, email and encryption.
Emma Cameron is a UKCP registered Integrative Arts Psychotherapist and an HCPC registered Art Psychotherapist. Emma lives in coastal north Essex and works in private practice, both online and face-to-face. Emma’s website www.emmacameron.com tends to attract the kinds of clients with whom she works most successfully: creative, highly sensitive women who are dealing with the effects of early relational trauma.
Simon Frost is the business owner of Hibou Communication. Hibou Communication provides marketing expertise, social media management, copywriting and customised workshops tailored to the needs of individual clients. Simon is an experienced former CEO with additional experience in business development, writing Business Plans and people management, especially with regard to both small and medium sized businesses.
Lalage Harries Since qualifying in 2007 Lalage has been working as a counsellor and psychotherapist in medical settings, including a GP practice and hospice. She has also managed therapeutic services, provided group and individual supervision and acted as safeguarding and child protection officer for several national charities. She provides training to other therapists and mental health professionals, counselling online, safeguarding, working with young people and other topics. In addition to her private practice, she has managed counselling services at Centre 33 in Cambridge and is a safeguarding consultant for COAP (Children of Addicted Parents and People)
Mieke Haveman is an online coach and counsellor. She trained with OLT (online training for counsellors) and is also a tutor on their diploma course. Mieke is a member of the OCTIA committee who organize a yearly conference in Bristol on online counselling. She is based in the Netherlands and works with both Dutch and English clients. Her activities include online counselling, helping others with marketing and tutoring in online counselling in both Dutch and English.
Susanne Irving has worked as an online counsellor and supervisor since 2007. She has spearheaded the development of an Online Counselling Service for charity Gamcare and has extensive experience of working with both individuals and groups online. She is a BACP accredited counsellor and ACTO member and has spoken at various conferences, including two OCTIA conferences, about how to work with those affected by problems with gambling online.
Adrian Rhodes is an individual and group psychoanalytic psychotherapist, working in private practice, both online and face to face. Previously he worked in the NHS, including heading up ‘day democratic therapeutic community’ services. He has been prominent in the UKCP – including a period as Vice Chair. He was also President of the European Association for Psychotherapy, the European ‘professional body of professional bodies’.
Jo Sharpen is a qualified youth worker with person centred counselling training, a BSc (hons) in Psychology and a MA in Women and Child Abuse. She also holds a certificate and diploma in online counselling. She has worked for AVA – Against Violence and Abuse (www.avaproject.org.uk) for 9 years. Prior to this she worked for the Institute of Psychiatry as a researcher and then at Eaves Women’s Aid for several years, in a refuge. She is also a freelance consultant, researcher and online counsellor.
Course Director, General Certificate in Online Counselling and Psychotherapy Course
Pat Spink is an online coach, counsellor, facilitator and trainer based in the UK. She works integratively and is a graduate of our Diploma course. She is The Course Director for our General Certificate Course and tutors on this and our diploma course. As well as working with clients online, she maintains a face-to-face practice supporting clients across a wide range of issues. She is a volunteer counsellor at her local hospice where she works with patients and their friends and families dealing with terminal diagnoses and bereavement. She also has a particular interest in suicide prevention and delivers safeTALK courses (suicide alertness for everyone) in-house for organisations and open to the public.
David Tinker’s first career was in the British Army as a helicopter pilot. He studied for an MSc in Organisational Development which broadened his horizons as he worked around the world. His speciality at this time was in considering national cultural differences for leadership in the implementation of organisational change. He trained for a diploma as a coaching and consulting Supervisor with the London School of Psychodrama.
In 2013 David designed the ProReal software and has played an active role in creating the market for digital learning and leadership tools ever since.
Alan Vanhinsberg manages PWTAC@DEMY’s IT systems and advises on the digital requirements for the company. He has worked with the company since 1997.
Philippa Weitz is one of the leading experts in the UK organization and psychotherapy online. She has special interests in both the success of the online therapeutic relationship, and security, confidentiality and jurisdiction. She provides training and consultancy around working therapeutically and safely online to both independent practitioners and organizationally and advises organisations wishing to set up or review their online services. She is author of “Psychotherapy 2.0: Where Psychotherapy and Technology Meet”, Philippa Weitz (ed), 2014, UKCP Book Series published by Karnac Books, and Standards and Ethics Officer for ACTO. http://www.acto-uk.org/