Victoria Baskerville TSTA


TA East Director 

BA (Hons), PGCE, DIP Transactional Analysis, MSc Transactional Analysis, Certified Transactional Analyst, Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst, UKCP Registered Psychotherapist. 

Victoria has been in private psychotherapy practise for over 20 years, working long term relationally with a diversity of clients representing the London community, presenting with here and now themes to more complex disorders of the self. She has many years experience as a clinical supervisor and consultant in private practise, the NHS and in voluntary and education settings. 

As well as a passion for psychotherapy, Victoria has a a love of teaching, her first career. Beginning in Newham Education Authority, as a teacher,  English as a Second Language Support Worker and Senior Manager.  She has a breadth of experience training and lecturing in higher education and university settings and private TA psychotherapy institutes.

Central to her being is working with difference, developing her understanding of being in relationship with 'the other', exploring unconscious motivation to seek or reject a cultural mirror. Victoria is interested in social and political contexts in the psychotherapy room and how these manifest in the transferential and real relationship. 

She is a passionate campaigner for education and human rights.

Her current research interest is 'The transcultural mirror in the psychotherapeutic relationship.'


Professional Membership



Geoff Hopping TSTA

Core Trainer

MSc in TA psychotherapy, Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst. UKCP, EATA registered Psychotherapist.

Geoff is a Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst and a registered psychoanalytic psychotherapist. After twenty years in private practice Geoff now works as a consultant psychotherapist with life sentence prisoners in a high security prison. In his current role he runs several groups, works with individual prisoners, supervises other clinicians and carries responsibility for the clinical training in a unit which has in excess of 100 staff. He is very interested in the link between trauma, attachment disorder and violent offending and the ways that risk reduction and therapeutic change can be measured across a range of cognitive, affective, interpersonal and phenomenological criteria. He is also particularly interested in the concept of the ‘demon’, sometime referred to in TA as the ‘Electrode’, and in exploring ways that this intra psychic object can be laid to rest.

Dianne Shebioba PTSTA

Core Tutor

Dianne has been practising as a psychotherapist for the last 12 years and runs a small private practice in Kent, where she offers short and long term therapy to individuals, young people and couples. Before re-training to be a psychotherapist, Dianne worked as a regional manager over-seeing the work with disadvantaged HIV sufferers and their families in south Africa where she lived for 7years. She also works as a consultant psychotherapist for an independent fostering organisation in Kent and has experience teaching at the Metanoia Institute. She also delivers training to foster parents and social workers across the UK. Dianne has a particular interest in working with trauma and is one of the primary tutors on the Certificate in Therapeutic Fostering Course, run by By The Bridge fostering organisation.

Professional Registration.


Nada Khader CTA


Support Tutor

MSc in TA psychotherapy, UKCP, EATA and BACP registered Psychotherapist.

Clinical assessor in mental health.

Nada is psychotherapist in private practice preparing to become a PTSTA trainer. She works both in NHS and private settings. Nada is very interested in attachment theory and group work, having facilitated psycho-educational groups. Nada is Interested in spirituality, culture and diversity; and how these impact on the self and relationship with the world and others. Nada is from a rich political and cultural background, she believes this shapes a lot of our interactions with self and others. Nada speaks two languages Arabic and English.



Helen Davies PTSTA

Core Tutor 

PTSTA MSc TA Psychotherapy, UKCP, UKATA, EATA registered Psychotherapist and Supervisor.

Helen has enjoyed teaching TA at various institutes since 2008, and is currently a core tutor at Peter Symonds College in Hampshire. She is a psychotherapist, and supervisor in West Sussex where she works in private practice with adults and couples. Whilst training Helen undertook her placement in The Primary Care Trust where she developed her enduring interest in physical, psychosocial, gender and political contexts and their link to wellbeing. With a Diploma in Theatre Studies, Helen is interested in creativity and its’ use in the learning process. Helen has been an active member of UKATAs Ethics and Professional Practice Committee for a number of years. Prior to training as a psychotherapist Helen worked in brand strategy and marketing where she spent time researching organisational culture and human behaviour.

Will Daniel - Braham CTA


Core Tutor

MSc Clinical Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy - Middlesex University Diploma Clinical Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy - Metanoia Institute Foundation Course in Group Psychotherapy - Goldsmiths University Certificate in Counselling Skills. Diploma in Relational Supervision.

Professional Profile.

I have over 20 years counselling and psychotherapy experience helping people who are dealing with a wide range of issues, including confidence, depression, bereavement, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship problems, marital breakdown, sexual problems, addictions, alcoholism, eating disorders, problems arising from childhood experiences, abuse, bullying, feelings of emptiness, loneliness, living with HIV, workplace issues and much more. My clients have ranged from children working through divorce issues to CEO's of large organisations with feelings of inadequacy. I have worked in a variety of settings; in private practise, prisons and mental health organisations through to home visits and residential retreats. 


Deborah Blagden PTSTA

Visiting tutor

I am a UKCP registered Clinical Psychotherapist, Supervisor and Trainer as well as a BACP registered member. I hold a MSc in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy and am a Certified Transactional Analyst. Over the last two decades I have also trained as an EMDR practitioner, Developmental Couple Therapist and completed a Diploma in Clinical Supervision. I am endorsed by the European Association of Transactional Analysts as a (provisional) Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst. My model of psychotherapy is relationally based, focussing on what takes place ‘between’ self and other, whilst also accounting for the impact of culture. I am particularly interested in integrating relational psychoanalytical approaches within Transactional Analysis and currently run a MSc programme in Integrative Psychotherapy. I have worked in a variety of therapeutic settings, including the NHS and for the last 31 years in a Forensic setting facilitating therapeutic groups. I have a particular interest in group work and the relational dynamics they present. I manage a private psychotherapy practice in Derbyshire working with individuals and couples and run a long-term private psychotherapy group. My interest in the growth and development of Counsellors and Psychotherapists spans over two decades and the sharing and development of knowledge and practice are areas I feel passionate about.

Ayse Banbridge PTSTA


Core Tutor 

Complaints Officer.

Bsc. (Hons), MSc Transactional Analysis, Certified Transactional Analyst, Diploma in Clinical Supervision, UKCP Registered Psychotherapist.

I have been in practise for over 11 years, seeing individuals, groups and couples. My clients represent the rich culture and diversity of London and present with a variety of themes, as well as disorders of the self.

I have worked in the voluntary and private sector and have been teaching at a counselling school as a core tutor since 2010. I also supervise trainee and qualified therapists from a range of modalities.

I am passionate about teaching the art as well the theory of counselling and psychotherapy. Working with the relationship between self and the other and self in the world is at the core of my practice. Working with and developing my understanding of diversity and difference, inclusivity and access to counselling and psychotherapy is a key focus that runs through my teaching and clinical practice and I have worked with minority groups to widen access.

Professional Memberships UKCP, BACP, EATA, IARTA, ITAA,

Jonathan Lake STA

Core Tutor

Jonathan also teaches at other institutes and corporations, the latter focusing on workplace stress, trauma and disaster recovery.   Jonathan works as facebook’s onsite psychotherapist and supervises at Freedom From Torture. Jonathan has worked as an onsite critical incident responder for fifteen years, working on national and international terrorist attacks, as well as traumatic events in London.  In his private practice in East and North-West London, he is particularly interested in couples work, bereavement and developmental trauma

Asia Chrzastowska

 Events Support and Community Activities

I am a qualified and BACP registered counsellor and Transactional Analysis practitioner. My journey began in Poland where I was raised and where I completed my formal education. Over a decade ago, lead by the desire to experience life in a new culture and challenge myself in an unfamiliar context, I relocated to the UK. Although, officially I am Joanna, to most people I am known by my polish nickname - Asia. My heart lies in facilitating personal growth in self and others. I help individuals and groups in reaching and manifesting their innate potential, through counselling and psychotherapy, as well as training and coaching. I work with anyone who wishes to engage in a process of deepening self-discovery, gain greater connection with self and others, and improve and enrich their relationships. I believe we are all deeply interdependent people, and I am committed to promoting the importance of relationships and sense of inclusivity and connection.

Professional Memberships: BACP, UKATA, EATA


Core trainers and facilitators are UKCP registered psychotherapists and are Certified Transactional Analyst's, who are also Certified to teach TA (PTSTA and TSTA status) by the European Association of Transactional Analysis.