School of thought
In my work I draw on two main schools of thought: Psychosynthesis and Systemic Family Therapy.
Psychosynthesis is a holistic approach to counselling which honours the uniqueness of the individual, taking into account the person as a whole – 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, ultimately freeing us from the past to live more meaningful and enriching lives.
Systemic Family Therapy, often known as Constellation Work, was originated by Bert Hellinger. Although we are all individuals, we are part of something bigger than us, which has an impact on us whether we are aware of it or not. Through systemic family therapy I help clients discover the ways in which the obstacles in their lives are connected to wider family relationships, even earlier generations of their family. This work enables clients to avoid repeating unhelpful patterns and to find new, more fulfilling ways to go forward in life.
“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)