Writing and Reading

I have been a writer since I could manipulate a writing instrument. As a child it began as a strategy for my own healing and personal development – though I doubt I was conscious of it as such then.

I have had a very new realisation too about the significance in my life of my love of books, and reading. You can read more about this here http://www.daphnepleace.co.uk/arriving-at-the-frontiers-of-feeling-my-life-as-a-reader/

I have written and been published professionally as an educator, facilitator, workplace trainer and psychotherapist. Whilst living in Devon, I was the storyteller for The Sharpham Trust, writing pieces about their work in mindfulness, and in conservation and the natural world. I also write as an amateur naturalist in a voluntary capacity for The National Trust and other conservation organisations.

I’m currently working on my autobiography,  Wild and Precious Life

If you are interested in my writing, then as well as everything on this website, including my blog, the following links take you to material published recently:

https://www.somersetbirdwatchingholidays.com/blog/2020/1/19/mission-accomplished

https://www.sharphamtrust.org/news/detail/sharpham-stories-heritage-day-2019

https://www.sharphamtrust.org/news/detail/sharpham-stories-an-interview-with-sophy-banks 

https://www.sharphamtrust.org/news/detail/sharpham-stories-night-sky-delights

https://www.sharphamtrust.org/news/detail/stories-from-the-meadow-the-fire-circle

https://www.sharphamtrust.org/news/detail/firecrests-heard-at-sharpham

 

I also facilitate therapeutic creative writing groups, and work one-to-one and via email with individuals exploring therapeutic creative writing for themselves.

I write for the fun of it, the hell of it, and because I cannot not.