How I work
There are two main orientations that I draw from. The first is Psychosynthesis, which is a holistic approach to counselling which honours the uniqueness of the individual and their life's journey, taking account of the whole person, body, mind, feelings, sexuality and spirituality.
It encourages us to look at our difficulties with greater compassion, connecting us with our own potential for self-healing and personal growth and ultimately freeing us from the past to live more meaningful, enriching and soulful lives.
The second orientation I've drawn on to be able to work in a wider context of people's lives, both family and cultural and which I've found particularly helpful is Systemic Family Therapy as originated by Bert Hellinger and often known as Constellation Work.
Mapping out our fuller story can bring to light a lot of transformative insights, which give us strength. We gain insights and get resourced by the wider context in which we live.
When the family has been brought into its natural order, the individual can leave it behind him while still feeling the strength of his family supporting him. Only when the connection to his family is acknowledged, and the person’s responsibility seen clearly and then distributed, can the individual feel unburdened and go about his personal affairs without anything from the past weighing him down or holding him back. — Bert Hellinger (The Founder of Family Constellations)