I am a clinical psychologist by profession, a writer by persistent inclination. The two go very well together: I listen to my clients' stories in my work as a psychologist and I seek the psychological truth in the stories I read and write.
In 2003 I left full-time work to start up my own psychology practice and create some serious writing time. Over the next few years, I completed Butterfly Soup, a novel, and Harnessing Hope, a self-help book for depression sufferers, both of which I self-published.
I have a strong belief in the value of stories to express ourselves, to make sense of our lives and our world. Stories also help us develop empathy and the ability to imaginatively construct events, trying them out in our minds. I write because I value this process – and because it is great fun.
Here is some of my writing, both fiction and non-fiction.
Psychology gives contact details for my clinical practice and reviews of books on topics related to therapy and well-being. Harnessing Hope, my book about managing depression, will be released in 2016 in a revised and extended version.
Short Stories contains a number of stories written over the past few years and new ones will be added from time to time.
My blog is an opportunity to write about themes which interest me in my life and work..
I hope you enjoy what you read here and maybe find it thought-provoking.