About Me

I have a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a master’s degree in existential psychotherapy and counselling from the University of Sheffield and a DCPsych in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy from Middlesex University. I am a UKCP registered existential psychotherapist and supervisor and a clinical member of the Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association(UPCA) and abide by these codes of ethics and practice.

I have a wide range of experience and have worked in a variety of settings such as an NHS GP surgery, MIND, an Adult Education College and an International University as well as in private practice.

I am a mother of two and have written about and conducted research into motherhood.  My doctoral research, ‘How becoming a mother involves a confrontation with existence: An existential-phenomenological exploration of the experience of early motherhood’, looked at the experience of first-time mothers as they made the transition into motherhood.

Publications

My publications include the following:

Arnold-Baker, C. (2015) How Becoming a Mother Involves a Confrontation with Existence: An existential-phenomenological exploration of the experience of early motherhood, Other thesis, Middlesex University/New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling

Arnold-Baker, C. & Van Deurzen, E., ‘Existential Psychotherapy: Philosophy and Practice’, In Jordon, K. (2008) The Quick Theory Reference Guide: A Resource for Expert and Novice Mental Health Professionals

Van Deurzen, E. & Arnold-Baker, C. (eds) (2005) Existential Perspectives on Human Issues: A Handbook for Therapeutic Practice

Arnold-Baker, C., & Donaghy, M. ‘Procreation’, In Van Deurzen, E. & Arnold-Baker, C. (eds) (2005)Existential Perspectives on Human Issues: A Handbook for Therapeutic Practice

Arnold-Baker, C., ‘Depression’, In Van Deurzen, E. & Arnold-Baker, C. (eds) (2005) Existential Perspectives on Human Issues: A Handbook for Therapeutic Practice

Van Deurzen, E. & Arnold-Baker, C., ‘The Self’, In Van Deurzen, E. & Arnold-Baker, C. (eds) (2005)Existential Perspectives on Human Issues: A Handbook for Therapeutic Practice

Arnold-Baker, C. (2002)  What is so Bad about Bad Faith Practical Philosophy, Autumn 2002, pp 46-51