Rupert studied undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at the University of St Andrews. He then moved to London and spent a number of years working for a charity called Headway East London that supports the survivors of brain injury. Here he gained experience in operational and senior management and specialist skills as a therapist working with clients with neurological impairment. Whist living and working in London he trained as a psychologist and then Gestalt Psychotherapist (MSc UKCP Accred). Rupert returned to St Andrews in 2017 searching for a quieter life, something that still alludes him…
Rupert has experience providing counselling and psychotherapy in a range of settings, including acute NHS mental health services, community and private insurance services for survivors of acquired brain injury, private practice, employee assistance programs and higher education. He completed his training in clinical supervision in 2018 and has delivered clinical supervision privately and a in higher education setting. Rupert has 10 years’ experience providing line management, group and peer supervision in the Third Sector.
Why does he love his job? “I have always been fascinated by people and human experience and deepening awareness of how and why people do what they do. I hold a relational philosophical position. In other words, trying to understand the process of how we influence and are influenced by each other and by the world around us. It is through understanding and exploring the present process of relating that something new and vibrant can be created.”
Rupert has experience using a number of different therapeutic modalities, but predominately focuses in working with present moment subjective experience, processes and awareness rather than relying on judgments, speculations or interpretations.
He has a special interest in working with Trauma, Movement and Embodiment, Ecotherapy and in developing Community.”