Course Facilitators

Vivian Broughton

Vivian Broughton is the Director of the Centre, and Director of Training.  

She is s a Gestalt psychotherapist, having completed her psychotherapy training in 1992 at The Metanoia Institute in London. She has been in private psychotherapy practice since 1989, working with individuals and supervision since 1989, and co-ran therapy groups from 1990-1999 in Sheffield and subsequently, Bath, Somerset.


She first encountered Bert Hellinger's Family Constellations work in 1995, and after meeting Dr Albrecht Mahr (an original colleague of Hellinger's) in 1998, she invited him to the UK to teach Systemic Constellations. She ran a formal training in Systemic Constellations, initially in collaboration with Albrecht Mahr, and subsequently on her own from 2000 until 2011, by which time she had moved completely to working with the trauma theories of Professor Franz Ruppert. 


She met Franz Ruppert in 2004 and was sufficiently impressed to invite him to the UK to teach his work. Subsequently she organised regular twice-yearly seminars for him in the UK between 2005 and 2016. Since 2011 Vivian's work has been entirely aligned to Ruppert's theories and practice, and she continues to study with him at every opportunity.


She organised and edited the English translations of all five of Ruppert's books, all of which are published by Green Balloon Publishing, which she founded with John Mitchell.


She has published three books of her own, one on Family Constellations (In the Presence of Many), and two on IoPT work entitled The Heart of Things: Understanding Trauma - Working with Constellations, and Becoming Your True Self: a Handbook for the Journey from Trauma to Healthy Autonomy. This last has also been published in Dutch and German.


In addition Vivian posts regular blog pieces on her website on a variety of topics connected with her work.


In 2017 Vivian decided to establish the Centre for Healthy Autonomy in London providing a physical home for the work of Identity-oriented Psychotrauma Therapy.

Maria Green

Maria Green is a Manager of the Centre, and Facilitator on the Introductory Course. She was born in Cape Town and emigrated to the UK in 1995. She completed the International Psychotrauma Training with Vivian Broughton in Denmark in 2013-14, and is a 3rd year apprentice on the Advanced London Training.


Maria currently offers group workshops in the UK and participates in a monthly supervision group with Vivian. She also attends an annual training module in Munich with Franz Ruppert. Maria facilitated a group workshop on Motherhood at the 3rd International Trauma Conference, Munich 2016. Maria is married and has two children.

Lucy Jameson

Claire Newall

Lucy Jameson is a Manager of the Centre, and Facilitator on the Introductory Course. She was born in London in 1976. She studied German at the University of Leeds, before working as a theatre director.


In 2008 she was introduced to Family Constellations, which led to her discovery of Franz Ruppert's work.


She has been working with IoPT for her own personal development since 2012, and in 2015 she began her training as a practitioner. In October 2016 she co-presented a workshop, 'Motherhood and Identity Development', at the 3rd IoPT International Conference in Munich.


Lucy is an apprentice on the Advanced London Training and participates in a regular supervision group with Vivian Broughton. She runs monthly group workshops in West Sussex, where she lives with her partner and two children.

Claire Newall is an experienced Counsellor and member of the British Association Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Her specific interest is in trauma, and she has worked with Babette Rothschild, author of 'The Body Remembers', where she undertook the Somatic Trauma Therapy Training. She is also a TRE certified provider; she is trained to take people through the specific trauma releasing exercises designed by David Berceli. 


She has trained with both Franz Ruppert and Vivian Broughton for several years in IoPT therapy, having witnessed and experienced the results that can be achieved using the Intention Method.


She offers private sessions and group work alongside her ongoing counselling practice.