My approach in my practice is based on a potentiality model of human behavior and its aims are to offer the possibility for individuals to come to a deeper sense of themselves and from that interior stronghold create more mature relationships with self and others. I see this journey as being co-creational in that it utilises the creativity of both the psychotherapist and the client.
There is some appreciation within psychotherapy that the therapist and the client are both individuals and that the therapeutic relationship is a unique co-creation, determined not only by the individuality of each but also by the unique story that each brings to the relationship.
Relationships occur in the context of different holding worlds, the key holding worlds being the womb in the first instance and, later on, the family, school, the community, the workplace, wider society and, ultimately, the self. Understanding the nature of the self is the foundation of the maturity that is essential to the well being of human beings -and the success of their relationships with others.