Working in the corporate healthcare industry for more than 20 years I developed a real interest in the treatment of depression, anxiety and ways to foster psychological and spiritual wellbeing. For several of those years I was a Lifeline counsellor both on the crisis phones and with personal face-to-face counselling.
My years of supervising, mentoring and training people, and significantly my Lifeline experience, showed me that helping people through counselling and psychotherapy was where my heart lay.
After my years in private practice, it came time to retire to concentrate on writing and teaching - and yes, being.
Words cannot express my gratitude to have travelled some way with you on your journeys. It has been a gift and privilege to work with you. I have learned much more that I might have imparted and I am filled with humility and admiration for the strength, resilience, tenacity, humour and openness, you have shown. May you always live your lives knowing that you are indeed 'good enough'. Thank you for trusting me with your stories.
If you have found your way to my website, and are hoping to find a counsellor or therapist, I wish you well on your journey and encourage you to take the time to find a therapist who is right for you. Because I profoundly believe in the benefits of counselling and psychotherapy, I have provided information regarding both here on my website. I would also be very happy to refer you to respected colleagues if you make contact with me.
If you are one of many of us who have at times, or even 'all the time', not felt 'good enough', my hope is that my book and blogs will give you some ways forward to find that you, in fact, are.