2019 Education Course – January to December

I am taking registrations for the 2019 Education Course. To find out more click on the links. Registration reserves your place, and full payment for the course is due either on 1st October 2018 (Early Bird discounted price), or 31st December 2018 (main price).  For all details go to www.healthy-autonomy.co.uk.

Welcome to my website, which covers my work with Identity-oriented Psychotrauma Therapy, a new therapeutic development that looks in depth at emotional and psychological trauma, and its impact on our identity, our sense of who we are.

Feel free to browse the blog articles listed on the right, other information on the menu, and if you have any questions do get in touch with me.


WHO AM I? – Exploring the Trauma of Identity – 28/29 July 2018

HEALTHY EATING – What does it mean? 25/26 August 2018

LOVE, SEX & RELATIONSHIPS – 6/7 October 2018

* All events held at The Centre for Healthy Autonomy, Brentford, London.

For other events I am doing see My Schedule.

 2019 EDUCATION COURSE at The Centre for Healthy Autonomy.

I am also taking reservations for the 2019 Education Course. This is a closed group course consisting of eight 3-day modules and is suitable for those wishing to pursue their personal development and for those wishing to become practitioners of the work. You can find out more information here… and register here.


All my workshops will be held at The Centre for Healthy Autonomy, Brentford Lock, London.

 This is my new Centre, The Centre for Healthy Autonomy. It is in the London borough of Brentford, on the River Brent where it flows into the Thames and the Grand Union Canal. It is a lovely Centre, quiet and comfortable. 

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
(Marcel Proust, Remembrance of Things Past)


For workshops with other practitioners in the UK click here.

Here is the latest video of Franz Ruppert giving a lecture entitled “Who Am I in a Traumatised Society?


There’s a lot of interesting items on this page… do scroll down to see. Also you can read my blogposts which are listed in the side column to the right

IMG_20160601_183144On this website you will find information about my work with Identity-oriented Psychotrauma Therapy (IoPT) – workshops, seminars and training opportunities in the UK and elsewhere.

You will also find blog posts on a variety of topics connected with my work… See the right-hand column. They are short essays and your comments are welcome.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you have about my work. If you are interested in training with me please go to www.healthy-autonomy.co.uk.

ET-Front-Cover-onlyEARLY TRAUMA: Pregnancy, Birth and First Years of Life
The new book from Franz Ruppert – Available now.

This book is a groundbreaking contribution to the study of trauma, specifically during the period from conception onwards. It is a collection of essays, three by Franz Ruppert and 16 by different practitioners of his work, all of whom are women. These essays cover a range of issues from the influence of the attitude of the mother and father towards the unborn child, the ‘unwanted’ child, inability to get pregnant, IVF, miscarriages and stillbirths, abortion, adoption, pre- and post-natal depression, attachment failure, marital violence, the medicalisation of pregnancy and birth and so on. This book provides a rich resource of thinking, ideas and research.

The early life of the infant, from conception on, will be the most important therapeutic exploration and consideration of our time, having far-reaching effect on who we are as individuals and as a species, and how we think about our development into the future.

This is an exciting book. Ruppert has drawn together some extraordinary writing; informative and compelling.

Below you will find an interview with Professor Ruppert…


and here is an interview with me by Christine Foong-Wong of Singapore:


 This book has been revised and updated… out now.

becoming your true self – a handbook for the journey from trauma to healthy autonomy… whereas the heart of things is primarily aimed at those with a professional interest, psychotherapists, counsellors, constellations facilitators, this book is clearly aimed at anyone with a personal interest. You can find out more about it here. Also available through Amazon and the Book Depository (don’t charge for postage).

Front coversm This is the professional text book I wrote in 2013. It is also available through Amazon and the Book Depository.

“I believe that real love and integrity are at the heart of things. Our desire for truth, reality and wholeness, to be fulfilled, social, dignified and loving beings fires in us the will to carry on, to survive traumatic events, and also the will to risk change.

“Facing unresolved trauma requires courage, determination and steadfastness, and I believe that these qualities, along with the potential for a real love of ourselves and our integrity, also lie, often dormant, at the heart of all humans. Such belief in ourselves, that we can transcend our difficulties, is the force of life that is at the heart of us, side by side with unconscious trauma. As much as we may be the victim of trauma, we are also the hero of our life, the rescuer of ourselves; we are our own knight in shining armour fighting our own dragons for the lost and imprisoned parts of ourselves.” (The Heart of Things)