Centre for Personal & Professional Development

Tutor: Clare Soloway

Clare Soloway has been a psychotherapist, group leader and an explorer of the uniqueness and the mystery of human beings for over40 years. She trained in the United States and then returned to England in 1970 where she co-founded the first centre for Humanistic Psychology in Europe, Quaesitor. She was trained as a Gestalt and Bio-Energetics Psychotherapist and as a Group Therapist; her teachers being amongst the pioneers of the early days of Humanistic Psychology.

In the seventies she lived in an ashram in India and returned to England to establish a major commune in Suffolk and London, Medina, where more than 200 people lived and worked. Since leaving Medina in1984 she has continued in private psychotherapy practice and facilitating groups and training courses worldwide. For six years she worked in the area of HIV and AIDS which she considers to be among the most profound and humbling experiences of her life, working with people who faced some of the greatest challenges that life can bring, often with immense courage and determination to live every moment until the very end. For a number of years she has taught psychotherapy to degree level as well as clinical supervision for graduate therapists.

Qualifications: M.A. UKCP M.A.H.P.P. Registered Psychotherapist