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 benefiting the others, though separated here for clarity.

 

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.

The Joys of Lex in Lockdown

Lockdown joy number one for me has been all the stories about the wonders of people’s experiences in their local natural world: though why they didn’t get it before, I don’t know.  But an equal joy has been the nearly as many stories about the wonders of people’s reading experiences: though […]

Seeking Winter Colour

As the banner image above illustrates, the starkness of leafless trees, low winter sun, and ice-blue skies can be beautiful. I love the subtle colours and patterns of winter, but it’s February now… it’s only two weeks to March, and it’s been a long, cold and hard winter following a difficult […]

But is it art? Writing for therapeutic purposes

As a psychotherapist, a writer, and a facilitator of writing for therapeutic purposes, I am sometimes lucky enough to receive written pieces from individuals (all women, up to now…) who are, often, asking me for my opinion about their piece in relation to the emotional issue they are working with.   […]

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