Mr Christopher Lomas

School of Health & Society

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Integrative Psychotherapist with a 15+ years of clinical work, clinical management, psycho-educational delivery, supervision and research.

Currently acting as programme Lead on the MSc (Advanced) Counselling & Psychotherapy at University of Salford. Lecturing on Counselling and Psychotherapy under-graduate and post-graduate courses in the universities school of Health & Society. Previously employed to ensure clinical quality and standards within some of the UKs largest commercial mental health organisations, including leading EAP clinical support for the Cabinet Office, the Judiciary, HMPPS, DWP and British Rail

Graduated at postgraduate level and clinically registered in a range of psychotherapeutic modalities including; Jungian Depth psychology, Clinical Hypnotherapy (DCH), Clinical Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (Dip.RespPsych), Psycho-Systems Analysis (Dip.PSA), Teaching Diploma Psycho-Systems Analysis (TD.IPSA), Neuropsychoanalysis (NPSA Clin. Fellow), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (prof.dip) also graduated with an MSc in Psychology from the university of Derby.

In clinical work I utilise a neuro-psychoanalytical framework alongside Clinical Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. Experienced traumatologist with lengthy experience and training in trauma focused methodologies including TF-CBT and EMDR. Certified clinical supervisor with the National Council of Integrative Psychotherapists.

Fellow of Institute of Psycho-Systems Analysis; FIPSA
Fellow with the National Council of Integrative Psychotherapists; FNCIP (registered supervisor)
Accredited with the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists; BACP (Accred) Accredited Member with the National Hypnotherapists Society; MHS(Accred).
Graduate Member of the British Psychological society; GBPsS.
Clinical Fellow with the Neuro-Psychoanalytical Association; NSPA(Clin Fellow).
Member of the Association of Respiratory Technologists & Physiologists M.ARTP
Accredited Member of the International Association for Psychology and Counseling; MIAPC listed on the accredited clinical modalities registry for Psycho-Systems Analysis, Neurohypnoanalysis, CBT, Psychodynamic, Neuro-psychoanalysis, Clinical Psychophysiology & Biofeedback, Trauma and EMDR.

Further listed as a Trauma specialist on the Trauma Research Foundations registry

Consultant on the National Council of Integrative Psychotherapists ethics committee during its rewriting of the Ethical Guidelines, further helping reformulate the associations ethical guidelines and complaints process. Now acting as lead on the associations Training and Professional Standards Team, helping set and validate the highest professional standards for courses and the membership.

Sit on the Curatorium for the International Association of Psychology and Counseling.

20+ Years of teaching mindfulness practices - lineage holder in Tibetan Buddhist Methods and Taoist practices.

Areas of Research

Capnography and traumatic stress reactions: evaluating how conscious and unconscious reactions to traumatic triggers alters breathing patterns causing dysregulation in the bodies carbon dioxide levels as measurable through a capnography machine.

Correlations of individual psychological traits and talking therapy regulator membership: Looking at how different talking therapy regulatory groups may have different group-trait patterns altering client outcomes according to changes in the therapeutic alliance

Current research includes ongoing work around links between biometrics and psychometrics.

Collaborating on a paper regarding designing and developing a Wellbeing App for legal professionals

Collaborating on a chapter for a book on digital wellbeing

Qualifications and Recognitions

  • Traumatic Stress Studies Certificate - Trauma Research Foundation

    2021 - 2022
  • Certification EMDR Level 1-4

    2021 - 2022
  • Prof Diploma Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

    2020 - 2022
  • MSc Psychology

    2016 - 2018
  • Clinical Supervision Certificate

    2012 - 2015
  • PGDip in Respiratory Psycho-Physiology

    2010 - 2012
  • Prof Diploma Psycho-Systems Analysis

    2007 - 2015
  • Prof Diploma Psychotherapy (Jungian)

    2007 - 2012
  • Prof Diploma Clinical Hypnotherapy

    2007 - 2009