I began counselling in 1983. I continued through university and then pursued a number of professions, from law, to IT and education. I came back to counselling at the start of 2009, after a family trauma gave me a chance to re-evaluate my life choices. After I suffered emotionally, I knew that I wanted to help others who were going through similar difficulties. I started training for telephone counseling at the same time as I started a Master of Counselling course. The next two years were a time of great growth for me, both professionally and personally.
With my background in IT and my training and experience in telephone counselling, I immediately became interested in online counselling. This seemed the perfect combination of my skills and experiences and it also seemed to be a way to offer therapeutic assistance to those who might not be willing or able to otherwise get help with depression, anxiety, PTSD and other often crippling difficulties.
Outside of counselling, my interests and experience are quite broad. I enjoy literature and history (European and English colonial), poetry, languages (German and Spanish), philosophy (including Existentialists), mediation, bicycling, tramping, camping and many other pursuits.
I hope that you find something to assist you on your journey, as you wander through this site.