My approach is essentially Humanistic, Integrative and Body-Oriented. For me, it is inconceivable not to include the person's body, along with their mind and their essential spirit. I was trained originally with Gerda Boyesen and by David Boadella, and I have, for both of these, a great appreciation. However, my moment-to-moment way of working has also been influenced by working in psychiatric settings, in departments of Clinical Psychology, in GP practices, in community and residential settings, and with people in prison, in psychiatric wards, as well as in crisis and spiritual emergencies.
I have 40 years of clinical experience as a psychotherapist, in a number of different settings, working with various modalities (Body Psychotherapy, Humanistic, Transpersonal, CBT, etc), with individuals, couples, adolescents and also with people in spiritual crises.
I have just retired (Aug. 2023) from working as a Counsellor in the NHS in Scotland. However, I still have a separate private psychotherapy practice. I am also trained and qualified to give counselling supervision.
I work both in Edinburgh and in the Scottish Borders, though increasingly online (Skype, Zoom, telephone).
Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.