Welcome to my website.
The weekend I planned to sit down to start writing the content for this new website, my home caught fire. What happened that evening was a personal journey through the stages of trauma: fight – desperate phone call to the fire-brigade, flight – running up and down the garden shouting for neighbours, freeze – standing powerlessly in the garden watching the flames grow and house fill up with soot and smoke. Recovery took time, with the help of friends, colleagues and my wonderful supervisor Michael Gavin, and I carried on working while I privately processed this horrible event.
And that’s the point – trauma, healing and recovery.
Building a new website is a bit like choosing an outfit; no single piece of clothing is ever going to express every aspect of your personality, and in the same way one chooses what to wear, one has to decide the look and mood of a website.
In the end, what matters to me, is that in visiting these pages, and reading through this journal, you the visitor and potential client, understand that while I take my work seriously, there is always a space for humour, and the warmth of human connection waiting for you in my therapy room.
Finally thank you to those clients past and present who wrote testimonials for these pages; I am humbled by their feedback.
I look forward to meeting you again here, and there.