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Vivian Broughton

Vivian Broughton is the Director of the Centre, and Director of Training.  

Vivian is a Gestalt psychotherapist, having completed seven years of psychotherapy training in 1992 at The Metanoia Institute in London. She has been in private psychotherapy practice since 1989, working with individuals and groups, as a supervisor. She co-ran therapy groups from 1990-1999 in Sheffield and subsequently, Bath, Somerset.


She first encountered Bert Hellinger's Family Constellations work in 1995, and after meeting Dr Albrecht Mahr (an original colleague of Hellinger's) in 1998, she invited him to the UK to teach Systemic Constellations. She ran a formal training in Systemic Constellations, initially in collaboration with Albrecht Mahr, and subsequently on her own from 2000 until 2011, by which time she had moved completely to working with the trauma theories developed by Professor Franz Ruppert. 


Vivian met Franz Ruppert in 2004, and was sufficiently impressed to invite him to the UK to teach his work. Subsequently she organised regular twice-yearly seminars for him in the UK between 2005 and 2016. Since 2011 Vivian's work has been entirely aligned to Ruppert's theories and practice, and she continues to study with him at every opportunity.


She organised the translation into English, and edited these translations, for all of Ruppert's books to date. Ruppert's English language books are published by Green Balloon Publishing, which Vivian founded in partnership with John Mitchell, who now manages the day to day work of the publishing company.


Vivian has published three books of her own, one on Family Constellations (In the Presence of Many), and two on IoPT work entitled The Heart of Things: Understanding Trauma - Working with Constellations, and Becoming Your True Self: a Handbook for the Journey from Trauma to Healthy Autonomy. This last has been updated in 2014, 2016 and 2017. It has also been published in Dutch, German and Russian.


In addition Vivian posts regular blog pieces on her website on a variety of topics connected with her work.


In 2017 Vivian established the Centre for Healthy Autonomy in London, providing a physical home for the work with Identity-oriented Psychotrauma Therapy.

Maria Green

Maria Green is a Facilitator on the Introductory Course and is available for Private Sessions. 

Maria was born in Cape Town and emigrated to the UK in 1995.  In 2012 she attended a Franz Ruppert lecture which led onto 5 years of IoPT Practitioner Training with Vivian Broughton and Franz Ruppert.

Maria offers open Group Workshops and Individual Sessions, either online or in West Sussex, as well as an annual IoPT Introductory Course at the Centre for Healthy Autonomy, London. Maria is a second-time presenter at Franz Ruppert's International Trauma Conference, Munich. 

Maria lives in West Sussex with her husband and their two home-educated children.  She supports her teenage daughter’s Regenerative Small Farm Project, raising laying chickens and beef cattle.

Lucy Jameson

Limor Regev-Peretz


Lucy Jameson is a Facilitator on the Introductory Course, and is available for Private Sessions at The Centre. 


She was born in London in 1976. She studied German at the University of Leeds, before working as a theatre director. In 2008 she was introduced to Family Constellations, which led to her discovery of Franz Ruppert's work.


Lucy has been working with IoPT for her own personal development since 2012, and from 2015-2018 she attended Vivian’s education course to train as a practitioner. She was an apprentice (senior student) on that course for two years. In October 2016 she co-presented a workshop, 'Motherhood and Identity Development', at the 3rd IoPT International Conference in Munich, and then subsequently led her own workshop on the topic ‘Food Refusal & Trauma’ at the next conference in 2018.


Lucy has her own private IoPT practice in West Sussex, where she lives with her partner and their two children. She offers one-to-one sessions via Skype and in person, as well as regular group workshops. She has a particular interest in working with parents, and in exploring the effect of unresolved early trauma on partnerships and children.

In loving memory...

Limor Regev-Peretz was a Facilitator on the Introductory Course, and a Centre Practitioner.


She was born in Haifa, Israel, in 1975, trained as a Social Worker and Group Facilitator at Tel Aviv University, and worked as a group facilitator and therapist from 2002 until 2012.


She was introduced to IoPT in 2012, and then completed the International Psychotrauma Training with Vivian Broughton in Denmark from 2013-2014 and Advanced London Education Course during 2015. During 2016 and 2017 Limor was an apprentice at the Advanced London Education Course.


Limor co-facilitated group workshops and offered individual sessions at The Centre, and in central and north London area as well as via Skype.

Limor tragically and suddenly passed away on Monday 3rd August 2020, leaving behind her husband and two children.  She will long be remembered and held precious by all those who knew and worked with her.