I am gestalt psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer.
I am a committed yoga and movement practitioner - a somanot. I have a steadily growing zazen meditation practice.
For the last decade or so I was part of the Edinburgh Gestalt Institute's (EGI) training and leadership team. I now co-run a therapy, practice space with my friend and colleague. We are slowly growing a community of practitioners who are dedicated to working with people in the area of growth and development. You can find out more about this at www.dialogueandspace.co.uk
I am enjoying a slower pace in my life post EGI. Having completed a yoga training with Yoga Health Mandala, in India, just before the pandemic, I am integrating, deep dive movement into my psychotherapy work. I am dedicated to my own journeying and development and bring my personal discoveries to my client, training and supervisory work.
Alongside my movement practice I am diving more deeply into my zazen meditation practice and working with 'life as it is'.
All of this doesn't necessarily make things easy but I am finding that it makes everything possible.
If you are interested in working with me I ask that you bring your curiosity and a willingness to deep dive into your history, so that together, we can discover where you might be stuck in old, archaic, patterns and structures that no longer serve you.
I believe passionatley in the possibility of growth and transformation via relationship.
I love the writing's of James Hollis, Carl Jung, Pema Chodron, James Baldwin and Marcus Aurelius, to name but a few. Mary Oliver's poetry reminds me to always connect with the natural living world.
I love swimming in the sea, particularly in the middle of winter.
'Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know' Pema Chodron
'All you need is already within you, only you must approach your self with reverence and love. Self-condemnation and self-disgust are grevious errors' Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
'We are not here to fit in...we are here to be eccentric, different, perhaps strange, perhaps merely to add our small piece, our little clunky, chunky selves, to the great mosaic of being...we are here to become more and more ourselves.' James Hollis
'It is a serious thing // just to be alive / on this fresh morning / in this broken world.'
― Mary Oliver, Red Bird
Jill McClure; psychotherapy, movement and enquiry towards wholeness
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.