I originally trained with Nick Totton in Embodied-Relational Therapy; in a self directed training. I subsequently trained in supervision with the The Centre for Supervision Training and Development (CSTD)
I'm approaching my twentieth year of working as a psychotherapist. Reflecting on how my approach has changed and developed in this time, a few themes emerge:- relaxation, play, the wild. Alongside and interwoven with my work is my deep concern for the climate and ecological emergency.
I feel privileged to still deeply enjoy my work. All aspects,- working with clients, supervises and trainees. I notice myself being more able to relax, to soften into being present with whoever and whatever is emerging in myself, others and the world. Finding play as a resource. Playing with words, movement, images. Play can support a lightness and experimentation and spontaneity.
Increasingly I'm curious what an embodied, relational and wild therapy looks like? How can these three aspects of our lived experience - which can often be challenging- be integrated? What has embodiment, relationality and wildness got to offer clients and therapists? How can this approach be part of a new story, offering the possibility of a future with more hope? To read more...