I welcome you to my website. I hope you enjoy browsing around my web pages. Please feel free to contact me with any feedback; does my site feel approachable, how do you find the navigation and is there any other information you would be interested in? I would love to hear from you.

Blogging is foreign to me and so here I begin stepping into a virtual world that feels totally alien. I am tentatively entering the land of social networking, so bear with me whilst I get to grips with a new language, a new landscape and a new way of communicating. As a therapist I believe strongly in the healing qualities of the human relationship; one which offers nurturing, non-judgemental empathy and mindful challenge that can all lead to major shifts in someone’s life.

There are so many areas of life where we can be impacted by trauma. The media is full of traumatic stories; domestic violence, the psychological impact of war, road traffic accidents, human trafficking, missing children, predatory sex offenders… at times it can feel endless. High profile cases, such as Jimmy Savile and Justin Lee Collins, bring these often uncomfortable subjects into the public arena through our media. I hear these stories every day in my line of work, these are people’s life stories. Traumatic stories have always been common, but what is beginning to change, and I feel positive about, is the recognition of the impact of trauma on individuals. There is still much more work to be done but we are moving in the right direction.

My next few blogs will focus on some of the high profile cases I have mentioned above. Exploring questions such as; why does this continue to happen, what can be done to reduce the number of incidents in the future and what support systems are in place?

I look forward to creating new relationships with you, whether they are virtual, through social media or face-to-face. I hope to bring some of the healing relational qualities into this world of social networking.

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