I qualified as an autogenic psychotherapist in 1981 and was one of the first half dozen people to be trained in the UK. I was invited to work with the leading UK authority in Harley Street in 1982 where I received further training on annual courses run by Dr Wolfgang Luthe. I stayed for 10 years teaching this medically based method to many hundreds of people in small groups and individually. I was on the inaugural committee of BAS (BAFATT, as it was known) training health professionals to teach AT. I enjoy watching people flourish with AT, overcoming their problems and believing in their own ability to handle challenges and change.
In 1991 I became a Heimler (Human Social Functioning) counsellor, offering a fast-track way of helping people to make good choices in life. It supports the autogenic process – enabling people to ask themselves the right questions and allowing the answers to be found, rather than being told what to do by anyone else!
I encourage everyone to discover a creative spark within themselves that they can fan into an absorbing pastime or a serious passion. Some say that they haven’t a creative bone in their body, but in my experience this is rare. I believe that AT should be taught in schools and colleges, in businesses and corporations large and small, so that education is taught to refreshed, receptive minds and decisions can come about through a genuinely creative thought process. And, I think that when we can learn to be quiet and experience being still, we can hear that small intuitive voice guiding us to where we want to be.
I run individual and group sessions across the Highlands and Islands.