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WHEN MY FIRST BOOK CAME OUT!

One morning, back in September 2015, I was packing my rucksack for the journey to visit my father, knowing it may well be for the last time.  Just before I stepped out of the door, my phone pinged. It was an email from Jessica Kinglsey Publishers sending the final proof of my manuscript- ‘Help! I’ve… Continue reading…

HOW I GOT PUBLISHED – THE FIRST TIME

HOW I GOT PUBLISHED – THE FIRST TIME

  My first publication, ‘Help! I’ve Got an Alarm Bell Going Off in My Head! took me by surprise!   HOW IT STARTED … Understandably, it all began with an idea.   THE IDEA I was working as a counsellor in a school for children with emotional needs (often as a result of trauma).  There… Continue reading…

Nurturing Creativity and How to Make Friends with the Inner Critic

Nurturing Creativity and How to Make Friends with the Inner Critic

We go back a long way…  creativity and me. It began when I was small. Actually, it probably began when I began. I believe that creativity is born in every one of us, until all too often … it gets quashed by messages from parents, teachers, our culture, ourselves. We absorb these judgmental beliefs and incorporate them… Continue reading…

Help! I’ve Got an Alarm Bell Going Off in My Head! – author interview

Help! I’ve Got an Alarm Bell Going Off in My Head! – author interview

Fight, Flight or Freeze; your body’s alarm system. My publisher, Jessica Kinglsey, interviews me about what inspired me to write my new book.   1) What inspired you to write this book?I work with some amazing children and teenagers, many of whom are frequently triggered into the fight/flight/freeze response. This can result in upsetting behaviours… Continue reading…

Welcome to my new website!

Welcome to my new website!

I hope you enjoy my new website. Here you should be able to find all you need to know about my writing and work – and if anything’s missing, don’t hesitate to contact me with your questions. The site was designed by John Biggins at aerta.co.uk – a website design company that specialises in websites… Continue reading…