Whether it is brief solution-focused counselling or more in-depth psychotherapy, my extensive training and experience as a practitioner since 1992 enables me to effectively support people with a wide range of life difficulties and struggles, within my commitment to the therapeutic relationship.
I am an accredited and registered counsellor, psychotherapist, supervisor, and (since 1998) a trainer of therapists. My training and experience in these fields includes a transpersonal psychotherapy training with two of the developers of transpersonal psychology in the UK (Ian Gordon-Brown and Barbara Somers). Transpersonal psychotherapy focuses on the whole person, including dreams and spirituality, to enable understanding, insight and change. As such it seeks to support a person to resource and strengthen all areas of their life, as well as help discern and increase potentials while working through difficulties. My practice also builds on and includes perspectives from other trainings, for example, the psychodynamic emphasis on the influence of early life experiences, and the core values, principles and beliefs foundational to humanistic psychotherapy; these are summarised on the UK Association for Humanistic Psychology Practitioners (UKAHPP) website.
My therapy, supervision and teaching practices are also informed by a sustained involvement and training in the related fields of depth psychology, Jungian psychotherapy (analytical psychology), transpersonal psychology, and ecopsychology.
From 1995 to 2015 I was a staff therapist at Wellspring, Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy, Edinburgh, and am now only in private practice.
Qualifications and Core Training:
- Certificate in Transpersonal Psychotherapy (4 year training)
- MSc in Transpersonal Psychology
- Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling
- Brainspotting (BSP) for working with trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) with developer Dr. David Grand.
- Generational Brainspotting (GBSP) combined with Somatic Archaeology with developer Dr. Ruby Gibson.
- Positive Neuroplasticity Training (PNT) to increase resilience and wellbeing with developer Rick Hanson.
- Somatic Trauma Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress with Babette Rothschild.
Prof. Paul Gilbert’s Compassion Focused Therapy for working with trauma.
- Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM) for the Treatment of Complex PTSD with developer Lisa Schwarz.
Continued Professional Development includes: Psychopathology (1 year as part of MSc programme), Jungian seminars, lectures and workshops with the Independent Group of Analytical Psychologists, (IGAP), London, and through the Guild of Pastoral Psychology (Edinburgh Group), and EUROTAS organised transpersonal psychology conferences.
Areas of experience include:
Anxiety, bereavement and loss, creativity, dissatisfaction in life/work, depression, dream work, identity, life changes, life direction, life review and revaluation, meaning and purpose, relationships, personal development, transition, spirituality, stress, trauma and PTSD.
Fees: £60 for 1 hour appointment.
BA (Hons), MTh (Heythrop College, London University), PGCE, PG Dip. Counselling, Cert. Transpersonal Psychotherapy, MSc (Distinction) Psychology, MSc (Distinction) Consciousness and Transpersonal Psychology.
Wilson, M. (2017) Resource Focused Counselling and Psychotherapy: An Introduction, London & New York: Routledge.
Owens, P., Springwood, B. and Wilson, M. (2012) Creative Ethical Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. London: Sage.