Dr Rosemary Lodge

Position: Senior Lecturer
Email: lodger@regents.ac.uk
Faculty: Psychotherapy & Psychology
Programme/s: DPsych Counselling Psychology

Professional Biography

Dr Rosemary Lodge is Senior Lecturer in counselling psychology and has experience of teaching and supervision (both research and clinical) in addition to course leadership and development.  She is a BPS chartered and HCPC registered counselling psychologist who has worked in a variety of settings including charitable organisations, drug and alcohol services and primary and secondary schools.  She has a private practice where she sees individuals, couples and groups for therapy, and psychologists and therapists for both clinical and research supervision.  She works in a secondary school one day a week providing one-to-one counselling for adolescents aged 11-18. 

Qualifications

  • Certificate in Working with Children, Place2Be 2015
  • Certificate in Existential Supervision and Group Leadership, NSPC, 2011
  • DCounsPsy, Regent’s College, 2010
  • BSc Psychology, OU, 2004
  • Common Professional Exam/Law Society Finals, City Polytechnic, 1993
  • MA English Literature, Cambridge University, 1990

Relevant Past Employment

  • 2010-2015: Visiting lecturer, research supervisor and clinical supervisor, and from 2012-2014, Deputy Course Leader of the DCPsych, at NSPC
  • 2014-2015:  Volunteer counsellor at Place2Be
  • 2006-2008:  Counselling psychologist in training at Turning Point
  • 2005-2008:  Counselling psychologist in training at Claremont Project

Professional Affiliation(s)/Accreditation

  • BPS Chartered Psychologist
  • HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist
  • Member of the SEA
  • Member of the World Association for Person Centred and Experiential Psychotherapies

Teaching & Course Development

Rosemary has experience of teaching a wide range of modules on counselling psychology and psychotherapy doctoral courses, both face-to-face and online. She currently teaches on the following modules:

  • Existential Approaches to Counselling Psychology
  • Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives on Human Issues
  • Counselling Psychology Settings and Contexts
  • Clinical Seminar:  Pluralistic and Integrative Working
  • Advanced Counselling Psychology Workshops III:  Specialisation and Employability
  • Professional Practice I, III and IV

Research Supervision

Rosemary has supervised to completion six doctoral theses and five Masters’ dissertations on a wide range of subjects such as transformational experiences in nature, a comparison of the learning processes of existential therapy and CBT therapy, transitional experiences of motherhood, and recovery from heroin addiction. She has a particular interest in phenomenological and heuristic methods. 

Examining

Rosemary has examined four professional doctorates as an internal examiner.

Research Interests

Rosemary believes that most psychological distress is caused by life circumstances rather than by personal deficit and sees therapy as a form of empowerment and call to action, rather than an exploration of internal ‘problems’.  She is interested in what works in therapy, with a particular focus on the emotional and unspoken aspects of the therapeutic relationship. Rosemary sees research as a potentially transformative process through which profound changes can emerge in both the researcher and the researched.   She is interested in phenomenological and heuristic research methods.  She is currently undertaking some research into the lived experience of stereoscopic vision and its impact on relating to the self, world and others.

Publications

Rosemary Lodge (2016) ‘Sometimes we don’t know what we know:  the importance of hidden or emotional knowledge’ in Harrison, J.P. and Chisholm, R.J. (eds.) The Wisdom of Not Knowing. Triarchy Press

Rosemary Lodge (2014) Review of the book Christina Richards and Meg Barker (2013) ‘Working with Gender and Sexual Minorities’ in the Hermeneutic Circular, March.

Rosemary Lodge (2013) ‘An Heuristic Enquiry into Emotional Connection in Therapy’. Journal of the World Association for Person-Centred and Experiential Psychotherapy and Counselling. Manuscript under revision following peer review.

Rosemary Lodge (2007) ‘The Idea for Which I can Live or Die – Another look at Kierkegaard’s Leap of Faith’ Journal of the Society of Existential Analysis Volume 18.2 pp. 212-219.

 

Conference Papers Given

Lodge, R. (2012, November) An existential approach to sexuality. Workshop at a Pink Therapy conference.

Lodge, R. (2012, November) Emotional Connection in therapy. Paper presented at the Society of Psychotherapy.

Lodge, R. (2011, January) Emotional Connection in therapy. Paper presented at the SEA Forum. 

Last updated: 08 December 2017