Person-Centered Therapy in wilderness environments

Post date: 28-Oct-2013 15:10:59

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.