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Committees

and training board

ethics committe 

finance committe 

Student clinic 

membership secretary  

DIRECTORS   

Lynne Allen

Dr Elya  Steinberg

UKCP/HIPC DELEGATES  

Conference and continuous  

professional development CPD  

Head of training board

Training board

Michelle Quoilin

Daniel Tanguay

Siegfried Bach

Wolfgang Gerards

Anat Ben Israel

Shlomit Eliashar

Sarah Rosella

Barbara Hussong

Tsafi Ledrman

Dr Elya  Steinberg

Deborah Webb

Richard Cleminson

Lynne Allen

Anat Ben Israel

Maryline Gagnere

Hilary Price

Lynne Allen

Anwen O'Dell

Daniel Tanguay

Melanie D' Ursel

Hillary price

ABOUT

The London School of Biodynamic Psychotherapy (LSBP) was established in 2000, at Gerda Boyesen's request, to carry forward the professional training in Biodynamic Body Psychotherapy previously taught at the Gerda Boyesen Centre in Acton, London.LSBP provides a  and promotes research in the field.LSBP serves as a professional organization and has a senior membership of accredited biodynamic psychotherapists. LSBP offers its members Continuing Professional Development courses and in return, the members supply the school with the academic and professional backing to maintain the high quality of its training.

 

The LSBP code of ethics is based on respect, humanity, confidentiality and straightforwardness. This code applies to all relations within the School and between the School and the public.Apart from in the UK, there are Biodynamic Psychotherapy schools in Holland, France, Germany, Switzerland, Australia, Brazil, Venezuela and USA. LSBP is a member of the Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College section of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and also of the Association of Biodynamic Massage Therapists (ABMT).Through its membership of UKCP/HIPC, LSBP is directly involved in maintaining the standards of the psychotherapy profession. 

 

The school offers:

 

Diploma training in Biodynamic Body Psychotherapy

Certificate of Competence in Biodynamic Massage

Experiential introductory workshops in Biodynamic Psychotherapy

Biodynamic Massage Clinic - low-cost biodynamic massage from advanced students of LSBP

CPD courses - seminars, events and supervision for therapists, clinicians and health practitioners

UK register of qualified Biodynamic Psychotherapists

UK register of Trainee Biodynamic Psychotherapists

 

         The London School of Biodynamic Psychotherapy (LSBP)

 

The London School of Biodynamic Psychotherapy is a ‘not for profit’ member organisation dedicated to the research and development of psychotherapy for the benefit of the public at large and to support, train and monitor the continuing professional development of member Psychotherapists. The LSBP is a training and accrediting organisational member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy.

The London School of Biodynamic Psychotherapy (Gerda Boyesen Method) was established in 2001 when the Gerda Boyesen Centre closed, to carry forward the professional training in Biodynamic Psychotherapy hitherto provided there.

The Gerda Boyesen training school and its successor, the LSBP are accredited organisations that place appropriately qualified psychotherapists on the UKCP register.

The Company’s principle activities are the School and Member Organisation. The Directors of the Company are the Directors of the School and the Member Organisation. They are elected annually by the Members of the Company. All Full Members of the School can become Company Members.

  

             The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

 

The purpose of the UKCP is to regulate the profession of psychotherapy and to ensure the highest standards in the practice of psychotherapy and the adherence to an established code of ethics throughout the United Kingdom, for the benefit of the public.

LSBP is a member organisation of the UKCP and is an active participant in the Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC) of the UKCP.

Our professional training conforms to the standards set by the UKCP. LSBP nominates therapists for the UKCP National Register of Psychotherapists. Most of the school’s members are full UKCP members..

 

Gerda Boyesen

 

Gerda Boyesen (1922 - 2005) was a pioneering Norwegian psychotherapist and founder of Biodynamic Psychology.

Gerda has had an important influence on the, now well-established, ‘body psychotherapy’ movement across Europe. Her work is still relatively unknown in the United Kingdom as very little of it has been published here.

She worked throughout her life, almost to her last breath, working with students and supervising practicing psychotherapists. Gerda celebrated the feminine in her work. She reflected her inner self in her outward appearance; a deliciously flamboyant dresser with a gentle and accepting presence.

Her main contribution to Body Psychotherapy has been her discovery of the “psycho-peristalsis”, the body’s ability to digest stress in the intestines, whether superficial or chronic, physical or emotional. The more her patients were able to digest painful experiences, the more they would feel a sense of wellbeing. This discovery made her work subtler than classical Reichian psychotherapy and applicable to a wider range of clients.

It is not until recently that advances in technology have enabled neuroscientists, such as Damasio and Schore, to make physical links between the brain and emotions. There is now a real possibility that, in future, science can map in the brain the neurological activity related to psycho-peristalsis.

Gerda, born into a traditional family in Norway wanted a more independent way of life for herself and her young children. Gerda started her career by studying for a psychology degree in 1947. She studied psychoanalysis with Ola Raknes who had trained with Wilhelm Reich, during his years in exile in Norway (1934-1939).

Following working as a clinical psychologist in psychiatric hospitals, she trained as a physiotherapist to deepen her understanding of the body. Later, she studied a neuro-muscular massage developed by Aadel Bulow Hansen. In the Bulow Hansen Clinic she discovered that it was possible to influence a person’s unconscious mind and emotions through massage. This led to Gerda’s discovery of ‘psycho-peristalsis’, making the important link between the processes of psychological change and the gut.

Gerda Boyesen came to London in 1968 as one of the first Reichian body psychotherapists. In the early 70’s, she began teaching-methods she had devised herself, drawing on other contemporary psychotherapy theories as well as her own experience. She opened the Gerda Boyesen Centre in West London where people came from all over the world to train with her. She inspired her own children ( Ebba, Paul and Mona Lisa Boyesen) who are all eminent practicing psychotherapists and trainers.

London remained her base, but she also worked extensively abroad. She was fluent in and was able to teach in several languages. There are now biodynamic psychotherapy training schools in many countries around the world.

She presented at several international conferences exploring the cutting edge of body psychotherapy.  Gerda was registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy. In 1999 she was made a Honorary Member of EABP (the European Association for Body Psychotherapy).

The London School of Biodynamic Psychotherapy (LSBP) was established in 2000, at Gerda Boyesen's request, to carry forward the professional training in Biodynamic Body Psychotherapy previously taught at the Gerda Boyesen Centre in Acton, London.LSBP provides a  and promotes research in the field.LSBP serves as a professional organization and has a senior membership of accredited biodynamic psychotherapists. LSBP offers its members Continuing Professional Development courses and in return, the members supply the school with the academic and professional backing to maintain the high quality of its training.

 

The LSBP code of ethics is based on respect, humanity, confidentiality and straightforwardness. This code applies to all relations within the School and between the School and the public.Apart from in the UK, there are Biodynamic Psychotherapy schools in Holland, France, Germany, Switzerland, Australia, Brazil, Venezuela and USA. LSBP is a member of the Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College section of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and also of the Association of Biodynamic Massage Therapists (ABMT).Through its membership of UKCP/HIPC, LSBP is directly involved in maintaining the standards of the psychotherapy profession. 

 

The school offers:

 

Diploma training in Biodynamic Body Psychotherapy

Certificate of Competence in Biodynamic Massage

Experiential introductory workshops in Biodynamic Psychotherapy

Biodynamic Massage Clinic - low-cost biodynamic massage from advanced students of LSBP

CPD courses - seminars, events and supervision for therapists, clinicians and health practitioners

UK register of qualified Biodynamic Psychotherapists

UK register of Trainee Biodynamic Psychotherapists

 

         The London School of Biodynamic Psychotherapy (LSBP)

 

The London School of Biodynamic Psychotherapy is a ‘not for profit’ member organisation dedicated to the research and development of psychotherapy for the benefit of the public at large and to support, train and monitor the continuing professional development of member Psychotherapists. The LSBP is a training and accrediting organisational member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy.

The London School of Biodynamic Psychotherapy (Gerda Boyesen Method) was established in 2001 when the Gerda Boyesen Centre closed, to carry forward the professional training in Biodynamic Psychotherapy hitherto provided there.

The Gerda Boyesen training school and its successor, the LSBP are accredited organisations that place appropriately qualified psychotherapists on the UKCP register.

The Company’s principle activities are the School and Member Organisation. The Directors of the Company are the Directors of the School and the Member Organisation. They are elected annually by the Members of the Company. All Full Members of the School can become Company Members.

  

             The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

 

The purpose of the UKCP is to regulate the profession of psychotherapy and to ensure the highest standards in the practice of psychotherapy and the adherence to an established code of ethics throughout the United Kingdom, for the benefit of the public.

LSBP is a member organisation of the UKCP and is an active participant in the Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC) of the UKCP.

Our professional training conforms to the standards set by the UKCP. LSBP nominates therapists for the UKCP National Register of Psychotherapists. Most of the school’s members are full UKCP members..

 

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Centre for Biodynamic Body Psychotherapy

Highgate Newtown Community Centre,

25 Bertram Street, London N19 5DQ​ 

Centre for Biodynamic Body Psychotherapy

Highgate Newtown Community Centre,

25 Bertram Street, London N19 5DQ​ 

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