Relational personability is the core of Philip's approach. This means he offers validation, respect and holds in mind the multitude of ways to view a problem and work to bring about understanding and improve communication. His work integrates child and family theoretical approaches when faced with systemic issues in families and couples difficulties.
All of us originate in an environment that has been an attempt at family. Some of us are more welcome and loved/nurtured than others but we have little choice with whom we spend our formative years, and yet we all know how critical these times are for shaping us in the future. There are certainly times in the cycle of our lives that become more stressful than others, especially around change and transitions.
As a mental health practitioner, Philip recognises the importance of a tailored response for those who have found the courage to ask for help. He understands that people react differently to presenting problems and help in understanding each other can be the key to resolving our difficulties.
He also believes that relationships, given the right core conditions, can be a place to change the way we live with the past.