I hope you enjoy or find useful what you find here.
I’m concluding my private practice as a psychologist from December 2019.
Thank you to all who consulted with me in my role as a psychologist for your psychological and social concerns and coaching needs for the past 27 years. I wish you well in your life’s tracks whatever form they take.
For 31 years, since 1988, I’ve worked with people experiencing abuse, violence of all kinds, trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship breakdown, family dynamics issues. I’ve worked with both the survivors of abuse and their families as well as perpetrators who included sex offenders, murderers, substance misusers, other violent offenders. I’m grateful for all the experiences I’ve gained from working with thousands of individuals who’ve exposed me to a side of life I would never have encountered or understood otherwise. I’m also grateful to the organisations which employed me over the decades. It has been a privilege working with people and I leave this field with some grief.
My understanding of human behaviour and psychology, of history and of social systems and how they impact on individuals as well as groups has expanded enormously as a result. My perspectives on reality, life and history have been informed by these and all my life experiences and opportunities.
However, it is time for a change of direction.
As I enter my final phase of life I’d like to turn my attention to making art, something that has been on hold for a long time. I hope I’m able to make art that contributes in some measure to the enjoyment of individuals, families, groups, the community and society at large continuing my desire to provide service and make a social contribution.