I am a counsellor/psychotherapist and writer with a background in social work and education. I work integratively, informed by a psychodynamic qualifying training and experiences and practices gathered in the 20 years since. As a therapist I use narrative ideas and methods, and a range of practices from my postgraduate studies in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes (CWTP) at the Metanoia Institute. I am currently researching ways in which CWTP can be usefully employed in exploring experiences of parenthood, family relationships, and black being.
I appreciate the potential of fiction and non-fiction as tellings of complex and multiple truths. I write both myself. My writing explores relational themes – self, identity, family, and parenting – as well as ongoing navigation of the complex set of arrangements sometimes known as ‘Babylon’.