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Stavanger Birth and Baby



About us 

John Gibbs; MA, UKCP

Started a private psychotherapy practice in 2001 following a 5 year MA in Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy at the Psychosynthesis and Education Trust (PET) with University of East London. Registered as a psychotherapist with the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy).

Has also trained in couples therapy, and family constellations, and uses Gestalt and Jungian techniques. Worked for Shell International for 25 years in Norway, UK, Netherlands and the Middle East in all phases of upstream project development from prospect evaluation to plant commissioning, taking roles from technical to project management. Original qualifications, MA in Engineering Sciences from Oxford University, UK, Chartered Engineer, Member of the Institute of Marine Engineers.

Christel Gibbs; BWY

Teaches  Hatha/Raja Yoga and Pregnancy Yoga to groups, private and corporate. Studied for 5 years in the UK with the British Wheel of Yoga  (BWY) qualifying for a BWY teaching diploma in 2001.

Originally a teacher in physical education with a 4 year degree level training at HALO in the Hague, Netherlands. Has run Lillegym (gym for toddlers) from 1993 until 2015. 

Qualified as a TEFL trainer 1991. Teaches English as a foreign language to groups and individuals.

Balans DA

Formed to take psychotherapy and Yoga into the business environment and is run by John and Christel Gibbs. Corporate clients include Statoil, Schlumberger, Grenland MMO, Abel, Total, ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips, Talisman Mento and E.ON.
Organisation no; 988223506

“Life is not merely to be alive, but to be well.” 
Marcus Valerius

John Gibbs
Christel Gibbs