Winnicott

 

A pre-eminent figure in British psychoanalysis, Donald Winnicott (1896-1971), is recognised internationally for his contributions to the understanding of psychological development, from infancy to maturity. He was both paediatrician and psychoanalyst and used the experience gained from each discipline to inform his practice in the other… http://squiggle-foundation.org/winnicott/biography/

At the core of Winnicott’s writings and formulations is a Theory of the Maturational Processes. It is a theory which is rooted in the fundamental psychosomatic nature of being. It emphasises that healthy development relies on essential internal contributors alongside suitably matched external accompaniments in the form of relationships and the other ingredients necessary for continuity of physical existence and a sense of purpose in living [the Facilitating Environment]. http://squiggle-foundation.org/winnicott/theories/