About Us

We offer confidential Counselling, Psychotherapy and Holotropic Breathwork. We both have nearly thirty years experience of positive outcomes for our clients. 

Carole & Ray Mansfield

We live in South Petherton, Somerset, where we continue to offer counselling, psychotherapy and Holotropic Breathwork for a range of issues such as anxiety, stress, relationships and much more and for people who are interested in personal growth and Self-Discovery.

Holotropic Breathwork is a powerful technique for those who wish to really deepen their process of self understanding. 


We each hold a

  • Post-graduate diploma in Transpersonal and Emotional Release Counselling
  • Certificate in Sandplay Studies
  • Graduate Certificate in Expressive Therapies with Adolescents and Children
  • Certified Holotropic Breathwork Practitioners


We are members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and continue our membership with the Expressive Therapies Institute of Australia as well as the Australian Counselling Association.

While living in Australia, we were members of the Queensland Transpersonal and Emotional Release Counsellors Association Inc. (QTERCA) (a constituent organisation of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia Inc.) (PACFA), and were Members of the Australian Counsellors Association. (ACA)

Having been on the National Board of Trainers for QTERCA and helped develop the Grof Transpersonal Training from 2000 to 2004 in Australia we successfully developed our organisational skills for managing groups of trainees.


From 2003 to 2006 we worked in the teaching faculty at the Expressive Therapies Institute of Australia training students in Australia and Singapore.


We have run a private practice since 2000 where we worked with individual clients (children, adolescents and adults) and also accepted referrals from G.P's, Government agencies, such as Dept of Child Safety, Youth support agencies, Schools both within Australia and the UK


Our work at Integrative Therapies is influenced by and owes much to the following pioneers:

Dr. Mark Pearson & Dr. Helen Wilson - Expressive Therapies Institute of Australia


Dr. Mark Pearson and Dr. Helen Wilson are the directors of the  Expressive Therapies Institute of Australia. We completed our Transpersonal and Emotional Release Counselling diplomas and Graduate Certificate in Expressive Therapies with Adolescents and Children whilst studdying at the institute.

Their work has expanded into S E Asia, New Zealand and to many major cities and towns within Australia.

CONTACT :- info@expressivetherapies.com.au

    PHONE :- +61 0421 129 117

 Carl Jung - Jungian or Analytic Psychology


Dora Kalff - Sandplay Therapy


  • the unconscious has more power than the conscious
  • intrinsic movement in our psyche towards wholeness, the process known as - individuation
  • need for integration of the shadow
  • symbols are the language of the unconscious
  • spiritual dimension essential for meaning and healing


Fritz Perls - Gestalt Psychology


Violet Oaklander - Play Therapy Approach


  • Gestalt role-play work - reclaiming disowned energy, traits, feelings
  • idea of movement of issues between the foreground and background in the psyche


Stan Grof and Christina Grof - Transpersonal Psychology


  • impact of perinatal and birthing trauma
  • understanding of Transpersonal dimension of the psyche
  • use of breath to unlock the unconscious
  • concept of the inner healer - non-intrusion of the therapist


Wilhelm Reich - Experiential Development of Psychodynamic Tradition


  • connection between body, emotions and energy
  • ways to release armouring
  • importance of release of anger and hate
  • importance of moving towards sexual health


Alexander Bowen, Leslie Lowen & John Pierrakos - Bioenergetics/ Emotional Release


  • bioenergetics - exercises to support emotional and energetic release
  • flow of bioenergy essential for emotional and mental health


Leslie Greenberg - Emotion Focussed Therapy


  • argues for the central role of emotion in psychotherapeutic change
  • emotion ''schemes'' need to be activated in therapy
  • cites empirical support for the effectiveness of using a, ''complex integration of emotionally focussed intervention strategies.''



Other influential writers/researchers:


  • Carl Rogers - Humanistic Psychology - person-centred approach
  • Howard Gardner - Multiple Intelligence Theory - relevant to counselling
  • Virginia Axline - Play Therapy - non-intrusive directions
  • Elizabeth Kubler-Ross - need for grief processes, emotional release