Angelika Gölz began working therapeutically with people whilst studying ‘Social Education’ in Berlin in the early 1970’s. Her first role was counsellor to parents at a Family Therapy Centre.
1977 she came to England to study Biodynamic Psychotherapy at the Gerda Boyesen Centre, a form of therapy working directly with the body. For several years Angelika taught at the Gerda Boysen Centre and as visiting teacher at training courses in Germany. Her deep interest in the relational aspects of the work led her towards a more psychoanalytic approach in her work, where the psychotherapeutic relationship is seen as the container for all that is explored. This led her eventually to study Group Analysis with Group Analysis South West (Bristol). She qualified in 2003 and is now also a Member of the Institute of Group Analysis (London).
Angelika’s work has included consultation to teams in crisis, supervision to mental health teams, and also supervision to people working with individuals, groups, and training courses.
She teaches regularly on the clinical psychology doctorate program in Plymouth University, and also on other psychotherapy courses. For 12 years Angelika also worked with outpatient groups in the NHS.
Farhad Dalal & Angelika Golz started The South Devon Pscychotherapy & Counselling Services (SDPCS) in 2005. SDPCS is a small network of highly experienced psychotherapists and counsellors located in the South Devon area, particularly Totnes and Exeter.
All therapists have trained extensively in a variety of approaches to psychotherapy or/and counselling. Our senior practitioners have over twenty five years experience in the field.
We (and any other colleagues we might refer out to) are all accredited members of at least one of the main professional organizations (UKCP, BPC, BACP) and adhere to their codes of ethics.
Our professional network consists of experienced practitioners specialising in a range of fields. They include, psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, child and adolescent psychotherapists, family therapists, art therapists, music therapists, couple therapists, as well as other group analysts, psychotherapists and counsellors.
We are able to call on their skills and make referrals to them when appropriate.
Farhad Dalal started out at a school teacher, working for fourteen years in comprehensive schools in East London. He completed two trainings in psychotherapy, the first in 1985 in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy and then as a Group Analyst in 1991.
He has had an extensive psychotherapy and supervision practice for over thirty years, initially in London, and then Devon. He started South Devon Psychotherapy and Counselling Services with Angelika Golz in 2005.
He writes, teaches and lectures in Britain and internationally.
In his first book Taking the Group Seriously he argues against individualism and for the relational nature of human life. His second, Race, Colour and the Processes of Racialization focuses on the causes of the hatred of Others in general and racism in particular. His latest book Thought Paralysis: The Virtues of Discrimination, is a constructive critique of the Equality movements.