Robert Downes trained as a psychotherapist at The Chiron Centre for Body Psychotherapy in the 90s and has been running a private supervision and therapy practice since 1997.
Robert is accredited with the UKCP as an Integrative Psychotherapist (working with psychodynamic and humanistic models of understanding and practice).
He has extensive experience of working with childhood abuse and neglect, relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, life crises, sexual exploitation, low self-esteem and trauma. This includes significant experience in working with the impact of discrimination and prejudice.
Over the years Robert has integrated a range of approaches (gestalt, relational psychoanalysis, bioenergetics, object relations). He has been a student of the Diamond Approach 13 years.
Robert has also experience in teaching counsellors and psychotherapists and has a particular interest in embracing embodiment and the transpersonal as part of the therapeutic project. He has a background in social and youth work with marginalised communities as well as time spent working with TFL (Transport for London) staff dealing with trauma in the work place. Robert is currently chair of The Relational School.