Lynne Tarrab-Snooks (formerly Gerlach) M.Sc. Int. Psych. Dip Int. Psych. B.Ed. (Hons)


 Freelance Consultant for Well-being, Behaviour and Relationships;

Retired Integrative Psychotherapist; Assisting spiritual teacher (Ineffable Stream); Co-originator of the Thrive Approach ®; Mentor of people working with children & adolescents

Lynne is married and lives in Devon with her wife who is a theatre-maker and visual artist and their beloved dog.

Lynne has been working with children, young people and adults for 40+ years in a variety of linked capacities:

  • As an English & Drama teacher, then as an Education Advisor with responsibility for Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education and Equal Opportunities, then as an OFSTED Inspector and Consultant to schools. She set up the education project for the Minority Rights Group with Nikki van der Gaag, and worked in Community and Development Education for OXFAM and the London ILEA. She worked nationally and internationally as an Education Consultant for ISEIC (International School Effectiveness & Improvement Centre, London University, Institute of Education), and for CELSI (Centre for Effective Leadership and School Improvement, Canterbury Christ Church University).
  • As co-originator and Founding Director of the Thrive Approach®, developing an approach to working successfully with vulnerable, challenged and challenging children and young people
  • As a Bereavement Counsellor for CRUSE, a cancer counsellor for BACUP and a counsellor for those infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS (trained by the Terrence Higgins Trust)
  • As an Integrative Psychotherapist, trained by the Metanoia Institute with practices in London, Plymouth & Totnes
  • As Course Director of the UK’s first MA in Emotional Literacy for Children, the M.A. in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy for Adults, and as an assessor and visiting lecturer for the MA in Integrative Arts Child Psychotherapy all at the Institute for Art in Therapy and Education, London.

Lynne is a long-term member of the Ridhwan (Diamond Approach) spiritual school. She works as an assisting teacher on Susannah Grover’s spiritual retreats, ‘The Ineffable Stream’ in Sweden.

Lynne loves working with people of all ages, backgrounds, cultures and creeds. She has particular delight when working with people who experience themselves on the margins of society for whatever reason, and /or are troubled by the way things are, are truly interested in why they are here and what they want to become.

Lynne has recently trained as a Funeral Celebrant with Green Fuse Training in Buckfast. When working recently with people to plan a loved one’s funeral, Lynne realised how potent the process of reviewing a life can be. As a result, she is now offering (what she is calling) Life Reviews to adults, at any point in their lives but particularly perhaps when writing their will or considering their family circumstances in relation to illness or adversity. This process can include considering one’s wishes for care during the dying process, getting in touch with the treasures in one’s own life and long-term funeral planning to support and guide those left behind after death.

Lynne offers Individual sessions (one-off; short focus 1:3 sessions or short term work 6-12 sessions). She runs a regular monthly Mentoring Group for people who work with children or adolescents. She offers short courses on a variety of aspects of personal growth, well-being, behaviour and relationships. See the Nautilus website Events for more details.

 She loves to work creatively, mindfully and compassionately. She wholeheartedly believes in the potential of every human being to bring their essence into the world through creativity and a love of truth.

If you are interested in any aspect of Lynne’s work, or would like to book a place on any of her current workshops or courses, please give her a call on 07778345233

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Tel.  07778345233