My name is Elisabeth Auer and I grew up in Graz, Austria. I originally trained as a secondary school teacher and worked in state schools and for non-government organisations teaching German as a Foreign Language.
In 2003 I moved to England and worked as a German language assistant in secondary schools in Richmond upon Thames. After the birth of my daughter I became a professional childminder and started my psychotherapy training with a Foundation Course in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with the London Centre for Psychotherapy, now renamed British Psychotherapy Foundation.
In 2011 I embarked on a four-year training course in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the Guild of Psychotherapists where I completed the taught part of the training.
Subsequently I accredited with, and became a member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the Institute of Psychotherapy and Social Studies (IPSS).
I am committed to Continuing Professional Development and try to update my knowledge on a regular basis. Some of the courses I attended in the last few years are listed below.
Clinical Implications and Applications of the Adult Attachment Interview with Daniel Siegel by PESI (2015)
Practical Strategies For Working With a Client’s Feelings of Worthlessness by NICABM (2018)
Successful Way to Work with Clients Who Struggle with Deep Feelings Of Shame by NICABM (2018)
Foundation for Infant Loss Training, Accreditation (2019)
Making Sense of Your Life by R. Cassidy Seminars (2019)
Working with Sexuality - Bodies, Desires and Imagination by Confer (2020)
Advanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) at the Centre of Excellence (2020)
An Introduction to Mentalization-Based Treatment (MBT) Basic Training by Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families (2020)
Personality Disorder Certification Training. Advanced Diagnosis, Treatment & Management by Gregory Lester and Treating Personality Disorders: Advances from Brain Science and Traumatology by Noel R. Larson, PESI (June 2020)
Jacques Lacan . An Introductory Overview by IAPS - Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies (July 2020)
Post-Slavery Syndrome: Exploring The Clinical Impact Of The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade by Confer (2020)
Polyvagal Theory Master Class by Psychotherapy Networker (August 2020)
Chronic Pain and Disrupted Early Attachments. A Holistic Overview for Psychotherapists by Confer (April 2021)
Lacan-Inspired Psychotherapy by Psychstudies(August 2021)