NatureConnect Counselling, Psychotherapy and Supervision in Marsden near Huddersfield
and Oldham with Neil Jordan

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Qualifications and way of working

How I work

The main theoretical models underpinning my work are the Person-Centred Approach and Gestalt Psychotherapy. In this model I provide an accepting space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings. At the same time I gently challenge self-protective patterns that have been set in place to protect the self at an earlier stage in life but which may now be restricting your capacity for a more rewarding style of relating. I use what is happening in the moment in the therapeutic relationship as a means to understanding these dynamics more fully so as to bring about deep and lasting change.

I pay attention to the context within which client issues arise and are maintained – this may include family, on-going and prior relationships, work related issues etc. In this context I am also interested in our place in the natural world, a place to which we are forever connected through the simple acts of breathing, eating, drinking etc. I work with clients in the outdoors in local natural settings if they wish to do so.

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves…
( From ‘Wild Geese’ by Mary Oliver)

I have my own clinical supervision on a regular basis and also have counselling to work through my own issues, all of which support me in being as available as possible for my clients.

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•I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (click here to visit To achieve this qualification I trained for four years with the Northern School of Psychodrama.

•I hold an Advanced Diploma in Psychodrama.

•I hold an Advanced Diploma in Person Centred Counselling, a qualification which entailed another one year’s full time training.

•I have also trained as a trainer in the ‘Natural Change Project’ which aims to bring about deep change through our connection with the natural world.

I abide by the Code of Ethics of the UKCP.

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