John's Philosophy

I approach each person as an individual:- Body, Mind and Spirit. 
Many clients are keen to address physical and mental/emotional factors and Osteopathy and Counselling skills work well together, especially where physical symptoms have a psychological component (and very many do). I have been working as an Osteopath for 40 years and Counsellor for 10 years.
 
For example, loss or separation, abuse or bullying in childhood, may be expressed many years later in sleep disturbance, head aches, IBS, chronic muscle tension, anxiety, depression, or relationship difficulties. Gentle release of the body tension patterns associated with life events (or family, generational life events) can be profound and transformative experience.  I often work with my clients using dialogue to release mental/emotional patterns while working on the body.

As a trained, experienced, gentle and caring Osteopath/Counsellor I  use subtle touch, feeling the impact of life experiences and combine this  with dialogue (using counselling techniques), can be very helpful in releasing trauma patterns held in the body

Although in Osteopathy, and Counselling  there is an awareness of "dis-ease"patterns in diagnosis, therapy and treatment, our search is primarily for health and healing, solutions and acceptance and not just illness.

I have a strong belief in each person's unique ability to self heal and see my role as co-facilitator with you on your healing path. Each person who comes to us is viewed as unique with their own individual and precious life story.
Together we can explore, learn from, grow through and integrate each story, become whole, "know" ourselves.

 
Ros's Philosophy
 
The way that I work is holistic which means that I consider the whole of the person and
take into account many factors which impact on well-being, both health and mental/emotional related.  Please click on the following button to take you to my other website which explains in more detail about my Counselling Psychology approach.