Clare has a doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy as well as a diploma in integrative psychotherapy and a BSc in Psychology. Clare trained as a psychotherapist at The Metanoia Institute, and has been practising since 2009, both in private practice and for the NHS. Previously, she spent many years as a qualitative research practitioner, and for 12 years she co-ran a partnership, CM Insight, specialising in researching sensitive topics and audiences, including mental health. Both Clare’s intersecting careers have called on her capacity to empathise, her forensic and inquiring mind, and her analytical acumen.
Tim graduated from London University, and from the age of 30 studied with a spiritual teacher for 20 years and currently still has a good friendship with this self-described 'tough Teacher' of enlightenment. Tim’s working life has been in the building industry. His combination of the spiritual and the practical means he brings to the Quad sessions a fearless relationship to the human mind, together with an understanding of the deep forces driving human nature, and a strong problem solving capability. Tim has completed Gestalt courses in Conflict, Challenge and Confrontation in Groups, and Introduction to Group Facilitation.
Together, Clare’s and Tim’s qualities create a rich context for exploration. Clare’s psychotherapist’s attention to personal detail, and listening to what is going on beneath the surface, interacts constructively with Tim’s love of life’s foundational positivity and progression. They both share a family story that includes profound loss, and friends have observed their qualities of empathy and conscientious pastoral care for the people they meet. The sister-brother allegiance means the values of both genders are present, and creates a welcoming family ambience, free of traditional couple vs couple comparisons, which supports participants choosing to use a Quad session for their inquiry.
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