“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.”

C.G. Jung

Dan Lawrence

Head of Consultancy

In the consultancy, psychotherapy and mentoring that I practise, I help people to clarify how they want to live, and how to live as they want to.

I believe this approach is particularly relevant to working with Dallington mentees as they explore their unique context and approach the future. I see the work of mentoring therefore as one in collaborative search of the creative easement, that sits between curiosity and doubt. I’ve dedicated much of my adult life to an exploration of awareness practices, across a range of cultural, depth psychological and contemplative traditions, and have cultivated daily intentional silence for close to twenty five years alongside family and professional life.

Born and raised in the east end of London, my earliest memories are saturated with a curiosity for the nature of mind, inner life and outer reality. Following an initial career as a derivatives trader on the London derivatives exchange, I’ve developed diversely as a full-time senior psychotherapist and contemplative consultant over the last sixteen years. Unusually qualified in a range of postgraduate psychotherapy approaches, I am experienced in leading and supervising clinical and project teams, as well as building reflective awareness and supportive networks.  I have a long consulting history of synthesising post-Jungian, contemplative and Zen ideas with social dreaming methods, as a creative approach to enabling teams to think new thoughts and feel more connected together.

In my spare time, my three teenage children, two dogs and a never ending search for the perfect wave in Cornwall has long kept me honest enough in my pursuit of a meaningful life.

Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Diploma Jungian Psychoanalytic theories of Human Development - Birkbeck, University of London
  • Postgraduate Diploma Psychoanalytic theory of Child Development - Birkbeck University of London
  • Postgraduate Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy Plymouth University
  • Post-qualification Advance Diploma Dynamic Interpersonal Psychotherapy (DIT) - Anna Freud Centre, London
  • Postgraduate Diploma Rogerian Psychotherapy - University of East Anglia
  • Post-qualification Diploma Integrative Sandplay Therapy - Association of Integrative Sandplay Therapy
  • Post-qualification training Compassion-focused Psychotherapy - Plymouth University
  • BA Theology - Kings College, London
  • EMDR Therapy Training (EMDRIA) -The Trauma Institute, USA
  • 6.5 years of personal (x3 weekly) Jungian analysis with IAAP Jungian Analysts
  • Safeguarding 16-25 year olds: England and Wales - NSPCC
  • Warm Data Lab Host
  • British Psychoanalytic Council  (BPC)
  • Confederation of Analytical Psychology  (CAP)
  • UK College of Psychoanalysts  (CP-UK)
  • Severnside Institute for Psychotherapy (SIP)
  • World Council for Psychotherapy (WCPC)
  • British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • British Psychoanalytic Council  (BPC)
  • Confederation of Analytical Psychology  (CAP)
  • UK College of Psychoanalysts  (CP-UK)
  • Severnside Institute for Psychotherapy (SIP)
  • World Council for Psychotherapy (WCPC)
  • British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

Positions

  • Primary Psychotherapist - Alice Smith International School, Kuala Lumpur
  • Clinical Team Psychotherapy Lead - Cornwall NHS Trust
  • Psychotherapies Mindfulness Lead - Cornwall NHS Trust
  • Lead Brief Psychoanalytic Therapist - Devon NHS Trust
  • Clinical Team Psychological Therapy Lead - Devon NHS Trust
  • Private Psychotherapist and Reflective Practice Consultant - Various organisational clients
  • UK Clinical Partnerships Lead - Big Health
  • Derivatives Broker and Trader - Credit Lyonnais / Banque Paribas

Core Team

Advisory Board