NEXUS WEST - Key Persons
- Founder of the Alice Tierney Voice Academy Based in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
- Music & Voice
Alice Tierney is the founder of The Alice Tierney Voice Academy based in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Alice developed The Tierney Resonance Method of vocal development which unifies confident self-expression with clarity of intent and effective vocal skills. Since 1989, Alice has developed her holistic method of vocal training to integrate both body and spirit. Her […]
Caroline trained at The Institute for Arts and Therapy in Education and gained a Masters degree in Integrative Child Psychotherapy. She went on to complete a year's training in Jungian and Post-Jungian Sandtray and Cultural Perspectives. The focus of her arts-based child psychotherapy practice is on early therapeutic intervention with children and adolescents from the ages of 4-21 enabling them, and their families, to make sense of their world and to live the happiest and best lives they can. Caroline recently pioneered a schools-based programme for parents, Parent Conversations, which offers practical solutions for everyday problems. Caroline works closely with families to help strengthen the child-parent relationship and offer strategies to help with re-building communication and self-confidence.
Traumatic experiences can leave a child feeling unsafe or overwhelmed and it can be hard for them to put into words their thoughts and feelings. Using talk, play and the arts can help children discover for themselves a different perspective in respect to their problems. The child is not in therapy to be fixed and made better like a broken toy but can, by using their own verbal or non-verbal language, enhance both their physical and mental wellbeing. Caroline work draws on therapeutic theories as well as common sense, play and humour.
Caroline is part of the extended team at NexusWest, & she works in private practice and in schools. Prior to working as a psychotherapist, Caroline was involved with Contemporary Art for over 20 years. She three children, four cats and a dog called Rothko.
- Diplomate, CSAT, MBACP ( Snr Accred )
After 30 years of experience as a programme designer/director, consultant, therapist and clinical supervisor in California, Dennis moved to London in early 2005.
With expertise in working with couples and families, anger and family violence, trauma, sexual issues, anxiety, depression, and addictions, Dennis located his practice and NexusWest to Central London in 2010. Dennis's experience additionally includes teaching at the post-graduate level, and as a consultant and coach to organisations and companies. Dennis holds advanced qualification as a Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (psychotherapy) in the USA, and Senior Accreditation as a psychotherapist from the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Originally from California, Dennis was a psychotherapist, clinic director and trainer of professionals before moving to the UK. Post-qualification, he trained in Post Induction Therapy with Pia Mellody in treating trauma, Codependence, Love Addiction/Love Avoidance, and in Couples work; with Terrence Real in Relational Therapy; in Sex Addiction Therapy with Dr Patrick Carnes; in EMDR with Dr Francine Shapiro; in ACT (Action and Commitment Therapy with Martin Wilks and Henry Whitfield; in Gestalt Therapy with Dr David Gorton; and in Brainspotting (BSP) with Dr David Grant.
Dennis has a Masters in Social Work (MSW-Clinical) and holds Senior Accreditation with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and is a Certified Sex Addictions Therapist (CSAT). He was awarded a Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (DCSW) in 1995 from the National Association of Social Workers (USA). He has published articles and book chapters in the areas of sexuality and ageing/health. He is a full member of the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals
- Therapist & Counsellor
- Therapist & Counsellor on Being Precious
Hilary Betts, MSc, has over 15 years experience in the addiction treatment field. She has dedicated her work to giving back by supporting individuals into awareness, healing, and accessing recovery, and bringing hope for the future. She has held senior positions in a leading residential addiction treatment setting, including two years as the addiction treatment programme manager. Over the last six years, Hilary played a key role in launching a successful trauma programme in the same setting, specifically to meet the needs of adult survivors of childhood trauma.
Hilary's clinical work now extends to her private counselling practice in Central London and Bedfordshire, treating adults in the capacity individual, group, couples and family counselling. Her expertise is in facilitating "Survivors - Healing Trauma Workshop", a four-day concentrated workshop that investigates the origins of adult dysfunctional behaviours, by exploring early childhood trauma. Hilary's experience in addictions and trauma, in codependence, and love addicted/love avoidant relationships makes her uniquely qualified to meet the needs of the growing number of individuals seeking recovery from the symptoms of addiction and trauma, and the underlying issues that cause life-long patterns of self-destructive behaviour.
Hilary holds an MSc in Addiction Psychology and Counselling from the University of Greenwich. She has trained in several Post Induction Therapy intensives with Pia Mellody, and in treating Sexual Addiction with Maureen Canning, both at The Meadows in Arizona.
- Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
Joshua provides a safe, caring and non-judgemental environment for you to explore the issues that have brought you to therapy. He is passionate about working with people who are looking for something more from life and believes that with the use of empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard you can achieve the targets and goals you want out of life. Joshua will work with you at a pace that you feel comfortable with, and with the challenges that are present in your life, however long you have been aware of them.
"In my experience as a counsellor I have worked with a broad range of clients with varied issues including anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, loss, family and relationship issues.
Joshua uses a integrative approach which means he uses varied therapeutic modalities.He believes that every client is completely unique and with his approach he can best fit the clients needs. These modalities include, person centred, psychodynamic, transactional analysis and gestalt therapy.
Appointments, accounts and financial arrangements are managed by Lydia Miller, who joined NexusWest in Spring 2018.
In addition, Lydia assists with the organisation of workshops, courses and professional trainings.
Tracy Goodman BA(Hons), MSc is a UKCP and BACP Accredited Psychotherapist and Counsellor. She has been working in the therapeutic field since 1990, and holds a BA (Hons) in Humanistic Counselling and an MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy. Tracy is also a certified yoga teacher, combining her skills to support individuals in creating a more mindful, healthy body connection.
Tracy developed and managed the British Airways crisis counseling service Crewcare during the period of 1995 - 2010. She began her own clinical practice in 1992. She has an extensive experience in the field of eating disorders, trauma, relationships and addiction. Throughout the last 4 years she has studied with eminent relationship and trauma specialist, Pia Mellody at The Meadows Treatment Centre in Arizona, USA.
Tracy's private practice is located in West London.