I have undertaken various trainings as an individual and group psychotherapist. I am accredited as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and completed a clinical masters exploring and training in various aspects of client care including medication, different psychiatric and psychological models of the mind, CBT and research methodology. I was for some time an honorary psychotherapist at St Martin’s hospital in Canterbury working with people suffering from psychosis, usually seeing them in their own homes. Until very recently I was Clinical Manager at Mandy Saligari’s clinic: Charter, where I worked since it was founded. I now work in private practice.
I have always had an interest in self-representation through writing and have developed various approaches to writing as a particular approach to therapy. Together with members of the Charter team I have developed a TDR (Trauma, Dissociation and Recovery) group work programme, which I outlined at the 2015 UKCP research conference. I am a qualified EMDR therapist and am very interested in the intersection between psychoanalytic and EMDR work.
I am a writer and have had two novels published: The Wisdom of Uncle Kasimir (Bloomsbury, 2005) and The Eleventh Letter (Dodo Ink, 2016). I contribute to several blogs including the one on this site: Little Purring Heart, The Delusionals, and Uncle Kasimir. A number of my stories are available at minorliteratures.com and in other online and print publications.
Tom Tomaszewski BA (Hons), Grad Cert (Group Analysis), PGCE, PGDip (Psychotherapy Studies), MClinSci, SMMGP, UKCP, EMDR Therapist
UK Council for Psychotherapy | Guild of Psychotherapists | Council for Psychoanalysis & Jungian Analysis | EMDR Association UK & Ireland | International Neuropsychoanalysis Society