About us

Our over-arching ethos is humanistic and relational. We believe that counselling can go beyond the removal of symptoms and the solving of surface problems and that the counselling relationship is, in itself, a powerful therapeutic agent.

All Inter-Psyche Training Institute tutors have considerable experience of teaching and group work. Training methods are varied with practical hands on experience alternating with more formal lectures and workshops. Students are encouraged to participate actively in all aspects of the course including input into syllabus development. The student group itself is a vital tool in the learning process. Students provide support, feedback and challenge for each other and strong links are often created.

Christine Roeder - Education and Service Lead

Christine Roeder, holds a Masters of Arts in Counselling & Psychotherapy, P.G Diploma in Counselling, P.G Diploma in Supervision, and is a Licentiate of Guildhall School of Music.

She is a registered member of the BACP and an experienced trainer and supervisor and also a Relate Practitioner.

Christine has contributed articles on training Group Relationships to the BACP Journal and has worked in a range of educational and charitable organisations.

She maintains a small private practice in London.

Barbara Dudley - Tutor Certificate Course

Barbara Dudley is a qualified Counsellor and is a member of both British Association of Counselling and Psychology and UK Association for Humanistic Psychology Practitioners.

Barbara has been a counsellor for 20+ years and has worked in various areas, both with children and adults.

She has worked within Her Majesties Prison Service with high profile inmates, including supporting witnesses in the Stephen Lawrence case.

She has worked with IRA terrorist issues, black on black crime, rape, child abuse and domestic violence. She also worked for the Red Cross during the 9/11 tragedy.

Barbara is committed to helping those students who have received inadequate education with support and inspiration so that they may flourish, seeing each person as an individual with individual needs.

Lynne Greenwell - Tutor Diploma Year 2

Lynne Greenwell, Masters in Psychoanalytical Studies, PG Dip (Couns), PGCE (LLS), PG Cert working systemically with Couples, Organisations & Families and Cert in Clinical Supervision. Registered MBACP (Accredited). Extensive experience in clinical supervision, group work, counselling and psychotherapy with all client groups especially children, young people and families. A broad range of working environments, including Primary Care, Charities, Educational Settings and Private Practice whereby I offer counselling, 1-1 and group supervision to adults. I have been counselling children in schools since 2004 and training counsellors since 2007.

Alison Hopkins - Tutor Certificate Course

Alison Hopkins MBACP, DIP. Integrative Counselling, DIP. Health and Social Care, Cert Freedom Programme, DIP. Child Psychology.

Alison is the Tutor on the Certificate, Course in Counselling; she also has her own private practice and has worked closely with professionals in the Priory, G.P. surgeries, special needs and primary schools.

She has also co-piloted an anger management course and currently works with ‘Making Miracles’ a charity supporting bereaved parents and children. Alison also works in schools with children and alongside social care teams.

Alison has extensive experience working with adults and children who have suffered various types of abuse, trauma and loss. Alison supported survivors and their families as well as the emergency services after the ‘Grenfell Tower’ disaster.

Teaching others and helping people overcome adversity is what fuels her passion for this profession. In her spare time she enjoys music, Pilates and literature, although her Doberman ‘Harley’ takes centre stage!

Anna Laslett-Borja – Diploma Year One Tutor

Anna Laslett-Borja holds a Diploma in Integrative Counselling, Certificate in Counselling Children, Certificate in Mindfulness Practice, PG Certificates in Education and Educational Studies and a BA (Hons) in Languages.

She is an Accredited Member of the BACP and a qualified and experienced trainer and teacher. She has extensive experience of working in a range of educational settings, both in the UK and South America.

Anna’s professional roles include Counsellor at the University of Kent Wellbeing Service and Place2Be Counsellor working with children and young people. Her combined experience has led her to enjoy facilitating experiential learning across the age range.

She runs a private practice in Faversham, Kent.

Nickan Arzpeyma - Tutor Diploma Year 1

Nickan Arzpeyma is an integrative therapist providing Counselling and Psychotherapy in London. He qualified with Inter-Psyche Training Institute, Kent and Medway NHS. Nickan has an active private practice and has also previously worked in a London NHS GP Practice and at EACH Counselling and Support charity as a Project Lead, supporting members of the BAME community impacted by Covid 19. 

Before training as an integrative therapist, Nickan worked as a Senior Pastoral Director in Sixth Form colleges and boarding schools, designing and implementing the pastoral system, helping students and families with emotional difficulties and training staff in mental health awareness. In addition, he worked as a trustee at the Break Foundation charity, supporting students, families and schools with the psychological impact of online grooming and abuse. 

Nickan draws on Psychodynamic, Existential, Cognitive, Person-Centred and Relational Approaches to psychotherapy and counselling, but he strongly believes that while the theories underpinning these approaches are useful, each person’s situation is unique. Therefore, he treats each client individually to meet their specific needs. Nickan has a keen interest in variety of approaches, including: Complex Trauma Informed therapy, intercultural, relational dynamics and psycho-sexual approaches. 

Shade Babalola - Tutor Diploma Year 2

Shade Babalola is an Accredited Counsellor and Supervisor. She has a background in teaching, education and learning. In addition to teaching on the year two Diploma at Inter-Psyche she has worked in the 16-19 education sector for many years.  Shade also works privately as a counsellor, and supervisor in private practice and has most recently qualified as a work-based coach. 

She has published a number of academic papers in educational journals and her topics of interest include educational reform. She also holds an Msc in Education Management and holds Chartered Status with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. She also volunteers for Pathtopossibilities a West African based charity and currently holds the position of Head of Training and Development.