Position: Senior Lecturer
Faculty: Psychotherapy & Psychology
DPsych Counselling Psychology
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.
- 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
- 2015 – to date: School counsellor at Hornsey School for Girls
- 2014-2015: Honorary counsellor at Place2Be
- 2012-2014 Deputy Course Leader of the DCPsych, at NSPC validated by Middlesex University
- 2010-2015: Visiting lecturer, research supervisor and clinical supervisor on the DCPsych at NSPC, validated by Middlesex University
- 2008 – to date: Private practice
- 2005 – 2008: Counselling psychologist in training – honorary placements
- 1993 – 1998: Solicitor and trainee solicitor.
- BPS Chartered Psychologist
- HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist
- BPS registered supervisor (RAPPS)
- Member of the SEA
Teaching & Course Development
Rosemary has 8 years’ experience teaching on professional doctorates, including experience in leadership roles. She has taught a range of different topics including existential-phenomenological theory and practice, qualitative research methods, philosophical and psychological perspectives on human issues, sexuality, settings and contexts, introduction to counselling psychology, group work, supervision training, professional practice, research supervision and clinical supervision.
- 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
Rosemary has supervised to completion ten 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.
Rosemary has examined six professional doctorates as an internal examiner at Metanoia and Regents University.
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.
- Anders Draeby Sorensen, Rosemary Lodge and Emmy van Deurzen (2018) ‘Exploring Learning Outcomes in Existential Therapy’ Journal of the Society of Existential Analysis Volume 29.1 49-63.
- Anders Draeby Sorensen, Emmy van Deurzen, Rosemary Lodge, (2017) Comparison of Learning Outcomes in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Existential Therapy: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis; International Journal of Psychotherapy 21(3)
- 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: 17 October 2018