My main approach to counselling is gestalt therapy which at its core upholds the value of the therapeutic relationship as a key aspect for healing and growth. The gestalt emphasis is on collaboration and working with immediate experience. The approach is holistic and draws upon a range of methods to meet our embodied self more fully, and to enable us to become more accepting of ongoing emotional and behaviour patterns and our responses to environment. Gestalt therapy informs my capacity to work with each client at the level of their experience, while staying attuned to the potential impact of their past in the present.
At certain points in life we might be drawn to pursue a deeper interest in who we are beyond our everyday concerns and personal history. I draw upon knowledge systems both ancient and modern to explore with compassion the relatedness of mind, body and awareness. I use resources from the worlds philosophical and wisdom traditions, especially the Vedic system, to support clients who are interested in gaining more insight and a wider perspective on their lives. My life long study and journey of self exploration informs the basis of my approach to deep self-inquiry.
I am a UKCP registered Gestalt Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. I have completed four year Diploma training in Gestalt Psychotherapeutic Counselling at Edinburgh Gestalt Institute. I am a registered member of Gestalt Practitioners Training Institute and abide by the U.K.C.P. Code of Ethics. I am in regular supervision and have public indemnity insurance. I offer confidential one-one therapy sessions online from anywhere and face to face in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
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.