About Me

I have provided mentoring and coaching for people at different stages of their writing: people who are fairly new to writing poetry, as well as those who want help putting together a poetry pamphlet or collection. Support can be a combination of face-to-face meetings, email contact and Zoom/Skype sessions.


I was introduced to writing haiku and tanka in the early 1990s, and have since had work published in magazines (printed and online) in the UK and abroad. I contribute reviews of anthologies and collections to Presence magazine.

Previous career

During a career spanning over 30 years I provided assessment and development services to private individuals and companies, initially as an Occupational Psychologist and Management Consultant. Then I retrained and for 20 years practised as a UKCP registered psychotherapist and, since 2009, as an EMDR Consultant. In the same year I completed training as an EMDR Facilitator and regularly assisted on the Accredited EMDR trainings in the UK for registered mental health professionals.


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