I am fascinated by every aspect of conflict – from the personal to the political. With a background in journalism, and a PhD I now specialise in trauma psychotherapy.
Until recently I helped families in crisis to resolve their conflicts through a process of healthy communication as a senior family therapist at Australia’s leading treatment centre, South Pacific Private, in Sydney.
I trained at London’s Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy (CCPE), qualifying with a diploma and Masters degree in Psychotherapy.
I have spent the past decade and a half researching, developing and campaigning for Peace Journalism, and teaching at Sydney University’s Department for Peace and Conflict Studies. My book, Peace Journalism was published by Hawthorn Press and led on to the research for my PhD.
I first trained as a journalist in 1986 then worked professionally for many years in broadcasting, both in the UK and Australia.
My other interest is in the connection between journalism and trauma – how so many stories are about trauma of one form or another, and how that impacts both the producers and consumers of news. I have consulted for the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, which brings together these bodies of work. My expertise in trauma has now been recognised by the EMDR Association in awarding me the status of approved Accredited EMDR Consultant, meaning I’m qualified to train and supervise other EMDR clinicians. Plus I’m a BUPA recognised practitioner.
I make regular visits to Sydney, where I am available for intensive EMDR and couples therapy. Please email first to clarify dates and availability.
Location: Oxford, OX2 (close to city station with free parking outside) & Glebe, Sydney, Australia (email for dates).
Mobile: 07462 674351 in the UK or 0435 525781 in Australia