I have worked, and gained experience, in large systems such as the music industry, the National Health Service (NHS) and academia. I have a strong sense of justice. It feels innate. Something passed on over the generations? That sense of justice – what feels right – is my compass. I have come to realise that the compass was not always pointing north. And thus, I erred on wasteland and fallow fields for years, not being able to see the beauty around me and explore opportunities that no doubt came close to me. I just couldn’t see them. Now I can, and I am dedicated to helping others do the same.
About me (continued)
I grew up engrossed in the music of The Cure. The emotions in the songs resonated with my teenage discomfort of being. Kenneth E. Bruscia writes: ‘Songs express who we are and how we feel, they bring us closer to others, they keep us company when we are alone. They articulate our beliefs and values.’ I totally agree. Music has always played a big part in my life, my wellbeing and my ability to manifest my identity, for music is also a political act. To the question ‘Do you consider your work political?’, singer/song-writer Mitski replies:
‘Just the fact that me who I am is expressing my thoughts, in itself, is political. My existence is political. So I almost can’t help it, even if I’m not intending to make it political, it just becomes political because I’m a political being.’
Yes. I am a big fan of Mitski too.
I am a member of the Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance and subscribe to the Alliance’s Charter.
MSc in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes, Metanoia Institute/Middlesex University, UK (due to complete in 2022)
Postgraduate Certificate in Relational Organisational Gestalt, Relational ChangeSM, UK
Postgraduate Diploma in Health Informatics, Distinction, University of Winchester, UK
Diplome d’Etudes Approfondies in Irish Studies (MPhil equivalent), University of Caen, France
Maîtrise (MA equivalent) in Foreign Languages (French, English, Spanish, Russian) and Commerce, University of Caen, France
I can offer coaching in English and French.