Heward Wilkinson, BA MA, MSc Psychotherapy, UKCP Registered Integrative Psychotherapist, studied English and Theology at Cambridge, and Religious Studies at Lancaster. Originally a psychiatric nurse, I practices psychotherapy in London, with a special interest in the interface between religion, philosophy, the arts, and psychotherapy. My book The Muse as Therapist: A New Poetic Paradigm for Psychotherapy is published in the Karnac/UKCP Series: http://www.karnacbooks.com/product.php?PID=25803
I am married to Francis. Currently studying for the Metanoia Institute Doctorate by Professional Studies, I am dedicated to promoting a serious pluralistic and deconstructionist position and dialogue, within psychotherapy and the politics of psychotherapy, and had various central roles in UKCP and EAP during the last 20 years, including editing International Journal for Psychotherapy from 1994-2004. I co-founded Scarborough Psychotherapy Training Institute, currently Chair of the Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy Section of UKCP. I run Philosophy Courses relevant to Psychotherapy in both UK and Ireland. My interests include: the interface between art and psychotherapy; between existential and psychoanalytic approaches in psychotherapy; a trans-medical approach to psychosis; conflict resolution; the use of the internet in group therapy and group process. I try to bring jest and humour to serious matters without dismissing their seriousness.