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.
She was born in Cape Town and emigrated to the UK in 1995. She completed the International Psychotrauma Training with Vivian Broughton in Denmark in 2013-14, and is a 3rd year apprentice on the Advanced London Training.
Maria currently offers group workshops in the UK and participates in a monthly supervision group with Vivian. She also attends an annual training module in Munich with Franz Ruppert. Maria facilitated a group workshop on Motherhood at the 3rd International Trauma Conference, Munich 2016. Maria is married and has two children.
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.
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 since then has 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-facilitates group workshops and offers individual sessions at The Centre, and in central and north London area as well as via Skype.
She participates in a supervision group with Vivian Broughton. She also attends an annual training module with Professor Franz Ruppert.
She is married and has two children.