Brigitta Mowat MSc • MA • UKCP • STAT
Counsellor and Psychotherapist • Lecturer in Counselling & Psychotherapy • Teacher of the F.M. Alexander Technique 

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About Me
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I am interested in the interface between body and mind and have come to understand that therapy can be approached from both directions. As both a Teacher of the F. M. Alexander Technique and a registered Psychotherapist, I have found that the two disciplines share synergies that benefit my teaching/therapy work, although I am careful to keep them separate in the consulting room.

In the mid-1980s I trained as a Teacher of the F. M. Alexander Technique under Walter Carrington at the Constructive Teaching Centre, London. The emphasis of the Technique is on finding a balance in the body, which can help in finding a more balanced sense of self. Alongside my private teaching practice in the F. M. Alexander Technique, I have been involved in postgraduate work for Alexander Teachers.

I took up psychotherapy and counselling training at the Minster Centre, London, in 1999. Part of my training included working for four years as a trainee for a psychodynamic counselling service for the homeless.

                 

I also spent many years as a visiting lecturer on the Cert/Dip and MA/DgP programmes in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling at the University of Hertfordshire (the programme has now closed). Alongside my private Psychotherapy practice, I run an experiential training group at the Minster Centre, supervising students there and elsewhere and run the third-year Personal and Clinical Integration module at the Minster Centre. In addition, I am part of an NHS scheme (IAPT) that offers short term Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT).

The psychotherapeutic interventions I offer in my private practice are based on the Integrative model but I can also offer the 16-session DIT model on a private basis.

In addition to my MA in Integrative Psychotherapy from Middlesex University, I hold an MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy in Health and Social Care from the University of Surrey. I also hold a Diploma in the Therapeutic Application of the Arts from the IATE and a Supervision Diploma from the Minster Centre and I followed the introductory one year course in Group Analysis at the IGA.

I am a member of STAT and am registered and accredited with the UKCP.