I was introduced to writing haiku and tanka in the early 90s and have since had work published in magazines (print and on-line) in the UK and abroad. I have introduced other poets to haiku, tanka and collaborative sequences such as renga/renku.
I am available to provide coaching sessions, for individuals as well as groups, on the main principles of writing “traditional” haiku, such as the importance of season and cutting words.
During a career spanning over 30 years I provided a range of assessment and development services to private individuals and companies, initially as an Occupational Psychologist and Management Consultant. Then I retrained and for the last 20 years I practised as a UKCP registered psychotherapist and, since 2009, as an EMDR Consultant.
I have a BSc in Psychology, BA with the Open University, MA in Occupational Psychology, and have relevant qualifications: a Certificate in Supervision (2005), NLP Master Practitioner (1993), Certificate in Life Coaching (2005) and a Diploma in Performance Coaching (2005).