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Person-Centered Therapy in wilderness environments

posted Oct 28, 2013, 8:10 AM by Mathias Dekeyser   [ updated Oct 28, 2013, 8:25 AM ]
Rab Erskine lives in the Borders Region with his wife, four children and lots of animals. He began working therapeutically in the mid eighties at a residential school in Peebles. He initially trained in counselling in 1992 at Heriot Watt University where he completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling. Fired up by this training, he moved to Strathclyde University where in 1993 he completed a Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling. Since then he has taken part in various training courses as a way of deepening this initial training.
His work in wilderness environments offers a level of sensitivity and gentle compassion. It is a 'non-intrusively present’ therapeutic approach and incorporates many elements of Pre-Therapy. He has developed this approach for lots of different clients; ‘hard to reach’ clients, clients who experience fragile ways of processing experience, clients who suffer from symptoms of trauma and overwhelm. This slideshow tells a story of the therapeutic context he develops.