Caroline Brazier is course leader of the Tariki Psychotherapy Training Programmes and has been teaching on the programme since 1990. She has led it since 1996 . Author of six books on Buddhism and psychotherapy and many papers and articles, Caroline holds an MPhil in counselling, diplomas in counselling and groupwork and a supervision certificate. She is a BACP Accredited psychotherapist. Caroline originally trained as a teacher and has worked extensively in education, health and with women's groups. She has been a teacher and was an ordained member of the Amida Order over a period of thirteen years. In the past she has taken a special interest in eating disorders and more recently in ecotherapy. Caroline has three adult children.* Watch Caroline Brazier presenting at the First International Conference on Other Centered Approach in Berkeley Conference in February 2011
Elise Tate: is a counsellor working for Maundy Relief, a Lancashire-based charity for which she is a trustee and where she is also involved in the training and development of befrienders. She has a particular interest in working outdoors and runs an outdoor therapeutic group for the charity; she is a member of CAPO, a peer group of counsellors and therapists involved in outdoor work and ecotherapy. She has had a long term involvement with the training programme and the wider life of the community. She is a practising Buddhist and studied on the Psychotherapy Diploma programme in the past. She also tutors the Ten Directions training in Ecotherapy.
Jeff Harrison: has a PhD in the philosophy of transpersonal theory and has trained as a psychotherapist with Amida Trust / Tariki Trust. He is currently working towards accreditation. He has recently been employed as a counsellor in the public sector and has considerable experience of working with adolescents. His interests include comparative therapeutic models and he has published a chapter Meditation and Meaning in the recent publication After Mindfulness by Manu Bazzano. Jeff teaches a distance learning unit of philosophy and contributes to the main teaching programme.
Liz Igoe:(BA Hons) is a psychotherapist and graduate of the Amida Diploma programme and has a post-graduate certificate in ‘Creative Counselling, Psychodramatic Techniques and Action Methods.’ Liz worked for many years as a drama teacher, trainer and workshop leader as well as spending 16 years working for the BBC as a journalist, producer and director. She has a special interest in positive psychology and has also run ‘Confidence Building’ courses for adults at the University of Bath. Her interest in writing prompted her to study for a diploma in the use of ‘Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes’ at Bristol University. For the last six years Liz has worked in a counselling service for people with alcohol problems. She is currently also in private practice.
Mike Fitter (Bhaktika) B.Sc., Ph.D. is a chartered psychologist and member of the British Psychological Society, registered with the Health Professions Council. His specialist area is organisational and community applications - facilitating conflict, developing leadership potential, community building - working systemically with individuals, pairs, groups and organisations. He is training in the Process Oriented Psychology paradigm and this informs his current practice.
Linda Hewines: graduated from the Amida training programme in 2002 with a Diploma in counselling. She has since worked as a college counsellor.