Wendy Robertson Fyfe MBACP (Accred), EcoTherapist/Guide
St Andrew's Centre
9 Bayswell Road
3 Boswall Road
01368 860153 / 07748 175961
What do l offer that is distinct so that you will know whether l am someone you can approach at a time when you are seeking a particular kind of support. With over 21 years of experience providing teaching, training and therapeutic practice within charitable organisations, higher education, as well as working privately with individuals, groups and organisations, l have gathered a basket of tools and invitations to work with people on a wide variety of issues and life challenges. One of the distinct ways l work, from a 5 year professional training in Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy and a 5 year apprenticeship with Animas Valley Institute in Colorado is using a soulful, Earth-based model of human development. This way of working considers that we are each part of a bigger life in terms of our ancestry, current human relationships and the ecological world/planet, we live in. It is sometimes referred to as eco-psychology. Many of the experiences/issues today are part of these challenging fragmented times.
Our work together
In our work together you are likely to be invited to:
· tell me your story. I am genuinely interested and deeply trusting that your story has meaning and is leading you through to the next chapter in your ‘one wild and precious life (Mary Oliver)
· increase the current ‘bandwith’ of your emotional life so you have more choices/direction in your daily life.
· (re)discover hidden natural inner resources which can be cultivated with practices you can learn, to make an enormous difference in your day-to-day world.
· (re)member your authentic place in the larger thread and patterns of life.
· give time to your dreams, imagination, creativity, inner community and Earth community as part of a nature-based model of human development.
We can work face to face, via skype, or telephone; short term or long term
You are warmly welcome to contact me via email to enquire/begin...
"l had more self understanding and insight in one day than one year of doing anything else." Client
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) Cultural Studies (Portsmouth)
Post Grad MA Cultural Studies, Birmingham
7 Years Associate Lecturer at The Open University in Scotland including Social Science, Social Policy and Welfare, Counselling and Psychotherapy; Understanding Fear and Sadness.
Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling, Institute of Psychosynthesis, London
Created 'The Walk', a day 'Pilgrimage of The Soul' along Coastal East Lothian, filmed by BBC Scotland (then called 'Medicine Walk') in 2001. "This truly was a transformative experience that allowed me to re-discover my connection with the land which l felt had been lost due to modern life." Scott (3 June).
5 Years training in Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy, Institute of Psychosynthesis, London
17 years Psychosynthesis private practice and 7 years at CrossReach PostNatal Depression Service, Edinburgh (until 2015)
Completed Wild Mind Professional Training with the Animas Valley Institute in 2016
5 Years Apprenticeship with Animas Valley Institute, Colorado informing prgorammes such as 'Deepening Wild Conversations', Cairngorms National Park, September 2018
Nature-Based Soul Guide informed by 'Soulcraft, Crossing into the Mysteries of Psyche and Nature', 'Nature and the Human Soul' Bill Plotkin
Producer of Animas Valley Institute, Colorado International Wilderness Programmes in Scotland for 5 years
Medicine Guide at Wilderness is Medicine see https://wildernessismedicine.org/
Trainer and Consultant
Supervisor for Practitioners developing work in field of Nature-Based and Soulcentric Practice
Published wilderness writer, poet and speaker as well as exhibited nature photographer, including:
"Whispers; Imagining Earth Community, Surrendering to Earth's Wisdom" Weaving together poetry and photography" published July 2018, Contact Wendy for a copy. £9.99 +pp
"At once a prayer, a poem, an illuminated pilgrimage, Whispers gently seduces us back across the nearby hidden threshold into the animate world that has been waiting for us all along. With incantational verse and Mystery images, Wendy Robertson Fyfe offers us something more than a book — visionary food for the human soul; cool, clear, Pan-scented well water for the thirsty heart."~ Bill Plotkin, author of Soulcraft and Wild Mind.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Psyche and Soul
Photos & videos
£55 per 1 hour session, individuals. Booking of 4 sessions @ £200.00
£80 per hour, Couples £60 Supervision
Some sessions available at a lower rates where appropriate. Please contact me for details.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday in Edinburgh, Tuesday and Wednesday in Dunbar. Other times available, contact for information.
Types of client