Training and experience
I trained as a Gestalt Psychotherapist in 1997.
I have been offering individual sessions since 1990 on a private basis and for the NHS in both Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, UK and Europe..
In addition to these I have regularly run Group Therapy sessions, Couples work and currently I am teaching on the Relational Gestalt Psychotherapy course and the Relational Integrative Psychotherapy course at The Scarborough Counselling and Psychotherapy Training Institute.
Currently I am writing and researching Relational Gestalt Psychotherapy.
What is Relational Gestalt Psychotherapy?
Gestalt is the quintessential relational therapy. The original birthplace of mindful awareness. Based in here and now process of relationship, it is a talking therapy which embodies the whole being, mind, body and emotion.
It focuses on three key aspects of relationship:
- The untapped potential which lives within the client and is making itself known by problems such as depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties etc.
- The here and now sense and perception of the therapist who will meet the client honestly, respectfully and authentically.
- Most importantly, the healing meeting of a therapeutic relational process.
Often called ‘healing through meeting’ the here and now focus enables the release of difficult experiences and emotions which are then healed and the therapeutic relationship is eventually embodied and remembered. The old “script” of poor self image and low self esteem is replaced by a reservoir of self worth which is potentially always available for future use through the journey of life.
Areas of expertise and specialist interests.
I abide by the UKCP and SCPTI code of ethics. All my work is fully insured and Supervised.