I have been a clinical psychologist by profession for 40 years, a writer by persistent inclination. The two go very well together: I have listened to my clients' stories in my work as a psychologist and I seek the psychological truth in the stories I read and write.
After 13 years in private practice I have retired but my interest in the way we story our lives has not faded.
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 has reviews of books on topics related to therapy and well-being.
Harnessing Hope, my book about managing depression, is widely available.
Short Stories contains a number of stories written over the past few years and new ones will be added from time to time.
I hope you enjoy what you read here and maybe find it thought-provoking.