I am a Word Artist, Nature lover, and therapeutic storyteller influenced and inspired by the work of both Carl Jung and Milton Erickson.
I see myself as a modern-day wild woman - embracing my connection with Nature and my wild ancestry but also taking advantage of modern-day life such as a comfortable home and the internet. Even though we live in modern society and have the advantages of heating and cars etc we can still lead natural lives. We can enjoy many of the benefits our ancestors had - natural food, time spent in Nature, time to be creative, but it is wonderful to have a warm home to return to and social media to connect with people all over the world.
The secret is in creating balance.
The practical advice Jung gave for remedying the loss of contact with Nature, within or without, is not much different from what is available today: to live in small communities; to work a shorter day and week; to have a plot of land to cultivate; and to make the sparest use of radio, television, newspapers and technological gadgetry. The purpose of doing these things, however, is not to repair Nature, but to let Nature affect us. This reversal of the common attitude of domination makes Jung's contribution unique. Time, money, and energy are now dedicated to repairing the damage done to Nature. A balanced interaction between human nature and Nature requires that we also invite - allow - Nature to heal us.
It is my passion in life to support people in developing deep levels of self-love, consciousness, and connection with their natural selves so that they can move forward and create their fullest and happiest lives possible.
I've been 'labeled' as all sorts of things in the past: shy, co-dependent, echoist, people-pleaser, etc. Then, in 2017, I was in a car crash and had a head injury which shifted my way of thinking. The accident was followed by a number of incidents that led to further shifts in my consciousness and a completely different way of seeing the world. Now it is my mission to help other people develop shifts in their thinking, increase self-esteem, and create balance in their lives.
I originally trained as a counselor way back in the 1990s. At the time I had a horticultural business and I experimented with horticultural therapy and found it to be very effective. In 1997 I started nurse training and obtained my Bachelor of Nursing degree in the year 2000. I then worked for several years in the NHS and in private practice. I also worked as a columnist on the Nursing Standard journal for 17 years and regularly traveled around the country doing seminars at Royal College of Nursing (RCN) events. I have extensive experience in employment, interviewing, CVs, and mentoring. I've also trained in clinical hypnotherapy and in the work of Carl Jung. I am particularly influenced by the work of Carl Jung and continue to study the amazing work he did, particularly in using storytelling and art in psychotherapy.
Word Artist, Writer, and Therapeutic Storyteller