Dr Jan Mojsa
I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist and supervisor. I am also a Visiting Fellow in the School of Health and Social Care at Bournemouth University. I have over 30 years of experience of working therapeutically.
I originally trained as a drama teacher and spent a number of years working with young people. In 1986 I began my counsellor training and completed a Masters degree in Counselling and Pastoral Care. I have since worked in both Further and Higher Education delivering counsellor training courses and training within health and social care.
I completed my psychotherapy training with the Centre for Transpersonal Psychology (CTP). This enabled me to draw together the threads of work that are now central to my practice - the confluence of Jungian analytical psychology with the practices and understandings of Buddhist and other contemplative traditions such as Gendlin's Focusing and mindfulness meditation practices. Drawing on a range of perspectives studied throughout the years my work may also be described as integrative and relational.
In 2007 I was awarded a grant from the Lloyd Symington Foundation to study with Judith Cornell in developing mandala work for people living with cancer and other life threatening illnesses.
I care deeply about the training of counsellors and psychotherapists. Between 2004 and 2008 I was Director of Curriculum Development at CTP and sat on the Council of Management as Co Chair, holding the tension of the organisation as it transitioned paradigms. For me, this was a soul making time. I have also served as Vice Chair of the UKCP Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College and sat on the Research Committee.
I completed my Doctorate at Bournemouth University, with work that focuses on nonduality, spirituality and psychotherapy. Working from a qualitative perspective, I have also worked on other research projects particularly around HIV. Since Autumn 2014 I was appointed as a Visiting Fellow at the university.
I am inspired by nature and the outdoors and have an interest in ecopsychology. I try to be mindful of Buddhist practice and gain a huge amount from discovering the humorous absurdities that life conjures up! I continue studying with Roshi Joan Halifax at Upaya Zen Centre, where I graduated as a Buddhist Chaplain in March 2015. In March 2016 I received ordination.
I have also studied with the Zen Peacemaker Order under the guidance of Roshi Bernie Glassman.