Meet our visiting tutors and trainers
Introducing the Connexus visiting tutors
Dr Helena Hargaden
DPsych, MSc, TSTA(P).
In 2007, Helena was one of the recipients of the Eric Berne Memorial Award for the Domains of Transference, which recognised the evolutionary movement towards relational theory in transactional analysis. Her most recent publication reflects the major theoretical changes within TA, as we move through the 21st century.
MSc in TA Psychotherapy, CTA(P), TSTA(P)
Karen Minikin is a counsellor, psychotherapist and a Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst with a practice in Devon and West Somerset. She teaches psychotherapy at a number of training institutes within the UK and Europe and has presented at national and international conferences. She is interested in the conscious and unconscious dynamics of power, politics and relational dynamics across all four fields of Transactional Analysis, though her writing focuses on the psychotherapy field.
Visiting Tutor and Trainer
RGN, MA, Cert.Ed. (post compulsory) CeLTT, Dip Couns, Dip Sup, CTA (P), PTSTA (P) UKCP reg Psychotherapist
A committed educator, Mandy initiated and led the development of two new successful degrees in public relations for Greenwich University. She has been teaching for over 20 years in non profit, public and private sectors and was latterly a senior lecturer for 10 years for Greenwich University Business School. Here she led the undergraduate degree in Public Relations as well as mentoring colleagues in the Business School undertaking teacher training, before re-training as a TA psychotherapist. She is a visiting tutor at several colleges.
TSTA (P), MSc, MA, PGCE
Rachel is passionate about group work, specialising in relationship therapy in her private practice in the New Forest. She is Senior Lecturer and Primary TA Tutor at a London TA training centre and has been an educator for 30 years. She is passionate about co-creative relational training, supervision and clinical work, striving to use her humanity, humour, integrity and authentic self in all aspects of her work.
Visiting Tutor and Trainer
Dip Couns (CBT), Dip. Ed (Warwick), ISVA (Adv)
Currently Head of Wellbeing and Personal Development at Solihull School in the Midlands, Louise’s background is in counselling, teaching, and training in the NHS, education, social services, military mental health, the criminal justice system, College of Policing, and charitable sector around key themes of mental health and wellbeing, vulnerability, resilience, trauma, diversity, and counsellor training (OCN). In her private practice, she has worked with children and adults, couples, and family groups across a range of therapeutic themes. As an Independent Sexual Violence Advocate, Louise has also supported victims of crime and witnesses through the reporting process and in court.
Trainer and Consultant
UKATA Diploma in Transactional Analysis Practice.
Nancy has a corporate background and over 20 years’ experience in implementing health and wellbeing services within the private healthcare sector. Nancy trained in TA Psychotherapy and as well as her experience as a counselling skills tutor has presented bespoke courses to the business sector, and workshops within the field of mental health. As well as training at Connexus, Nancy has a thriving private clinical practice providing counselling and therapy services for individuals and couples.
BSc (Hons) Critical Care, RGN, Post Graduate Dip Psychosexual Therapy, Dip Transactional Analysis Counselling
Emma was awarded the Nursing Times ‘Rising Star Award ’ in 2004, gaining national and international recognition for her work setting up a pioneering clinic treating erectile dysfunction in cardiac patients, at Guys and St Thomas Hospital’s. She is a highly regarded Psychosexual and Relationship specialist. In 2018 Emma also became a published author on the subject of sex and intimacy. Her extensive knowledge and easily accessible approach gives our Connexus students access to a specialist understanding and skills of working with the sensitivities of sex, sexual difficulties, and their impact on relationships.