About Gay Bucknall
About Gay Bucknall Counselling and Psychotherapy
Gay Bucknall Counselling and Psychotherapy is a private psychotherapy practice located in the Northern Beaches that specialises in the provision of high quality and strictly confidential services in counselling and psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families. Gay is experienced in addressing a wide range of relational and psychological concerns including trauma, adolescent health, relationship issues, self-esteem, depression, grief, life adjustment concerns and anxiety arising out of everyday life. Her base modality is Gestalt Therapy but she also has training in Family Constellation therapy and Brainspotting.
Gay holds a Masters qualification in Gestalt Therapy. She believes Gestalt therapy’s holistic theoretical foundation and relational and experiential methodology is particularly relevant and useful for her clients. Gestalt therapy’s here and now emphasis, its ability to attend to the phenomenology of the body, its utilization of experiential, graded experiments and its supportive relational dialogical philosophy ideally positions it as the treatment of choice for clients theoretically, tactically and advantageously.
Gay is warmly relational, inclusive, transparent, affirming and empathetic in the therapeutic situation. She has developed skills of supportive reflection enabling her to develop greater awareness of what is interesting and significant in the moment in therapeutic process.
Gay strives to:
1) strategies to support clients to regain and stay within tolerable boundaries; and,
2) developing strategies for bringing clients back to the here and now of the situation and reminding clients they are safe in the present situation.