Hello, welcome to my website. Thanks for visiting. I always wondered what I wanted to be when I grew up. Now, more half a century of working life on, I may have some idea. As I move beyond the ‘apprenticeship’ stage, I identify three strands to my life’s work: interweaving, with each informing and benefitting the others, though separated here for clarity.

 

Please feel free to browse the website, but be aware I am currently making significant changes to reflect our current situation, my return to Yorkshire to live, and my ongoing learning and development… perhaps I’m still not properly grown up yet after all.

Psychotherapy & Personal Development

“What is necessary to change a person is to change [their] awareness of [themselves].”

Abraham Maslow

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Writing & Reading

“I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.”

Joan Didion

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Nature’s Healing & The Medicine Approach

“Nature is alive and talking to us. This is not a metaphor.”

Terence McKenna

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Blog

My blog, updated regularly, is here. It's a mixed bag, though generally one or more of the three threads of my practice are reflected in the pieces: nature, writing and reading, personal development. The poet and philosopher Rainer Maria Rilke said, "The only journey is the journey within." So whether it's via this website or somewhere else. I hope you begin - or continue - that journey.

Midsummer Midnight on Mousa

First, an acknowledgement here for this photo of Mousa. Not at midnight, but beautiful nonetheless. Now, the story: not the repeat trip I’d planned for this year, obviously, but from a few years ago. It’s the 21st June – Midsummer – and eleven fifteen in the evening. Apart from an overnight […]

Can there really be a New Normal?

As part of the Guardian’s A New Normal series they have a short online survey where you answer questions about your post lockdown attitudes towards flying, and travel generally, and to what extent lockdown may have impacted on those attitudes. I decided to fill it in, just because there was still coffee […]

Arriving at the frontiers of feeling: my life as a reader

The Guardian Online has a ‘Bookmarks’ weekly newsletter to which I subscribe. Once every few weeks or so it runs an article called ‘Books that made me’ where they ask a well-known published writer a series of book-related questions, such as which books influenced them, or  made them laugh, or which […]

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