Franceska Hannis

I decided to train in Core Process psychotherapy after many years working for the Probation Service, in prisons and for charities and community programmes. Most of this work has been in the field of sexual and domestic violence, both with those who perpetrate the violence and also those with lived experience of it. The clear need to work more at depth and in a relational way meant that my work had begun to feel superficial and unsatisfying.

Over the years as I developed my own mindfulness practice I intuitively began to use it with others to support change. Finding the Core Process approach felt like coming home. CPP offers a way to bring the sacred into relationship with the everyday, and this feels like the most important work I can do in the times we are facing.

My own journey, and that which I find most interesting with others, is the exploration of our experience of love, and power in all its forms, and how we can deepen into these to develop our own sense of spiritual authority.

I have been in private practice for ten years working with individuals and couples, and I also work as a clinical supervisor. I have been an essay marker at the Institute as well as supporting students who are writing their dissertation. I love the combination of these different aspects of the work and each of them nourishes a different part of me.