Qualifications & Experience
Teaching and Training:
I have 17 years experience lecturing in counselling, grief and loss and Mental Health Awareness at Weston College. in fact many locally qualified counsellors will recall being in my classroom.
One of the best parts of my job is being able to put my favourite theories into practice. Top of this list is existentialism. Many of life’s problems can be due to a persons perception of their existential freedom, meaning and purpose of life, and the prospect of unfulfilled mortality. Life is too short to waste being unhappy.
Another top theory for me is Gestalt. Have you ever felt like you need some closure on something? Do you get stuck in a moment and can’t get out of it (U2)? This looks at the person as a whole entity, and considers the context of their environment and how people relate to it. It helps us connect with the world around us with authenticity, rather than hiding behind old unconscious habits and pretense. This holds endless possibilities for personal growth and relational well being.