I am an integrative psychosynthesis psychotherapist trained at Re-vision and also studied archetypal & cultural psychology with Thiasos for three years. I teach at the University of Bath & have been on the CPA Exec since 2018 leading on therapeutic outreach, media liaison & developing the CPA series of podcasts on Climate Psychology & Eco-Anxiety - ‘Climate Crisis Conversations - Catastrophe or Transformation’.
I am currently researching and writing about children & young people’s feelings including eco-anxiety about the climate and biodiversity crisis using a psychosocial free association methodology to uncover and explore different stories, narratives and images around our defences against the 'difficult truth' of the climate and biodiversity crisis, and hidden and ‘less conscious’ feelings about climate anxiety. I have been working with different youth climate activist groups globally and I am passionate about getting ‘under the surface’ metaphorically and literally. My psychotherapy dissertation explored grief and depression and our relationship with the sea and salt water, both real and imaginal. I am a PADI diving instructor and have spent many therapeutic hours hanging out with fish working underwater in the Sinai, Egypt.
Being underwater connects me with love, soul and grief, at the destruction of the underwater world, connects me with ‘the other’ and the calm and belonging of feeling ‘at home’ there, far more than I sometimes do on the surface.