It is perhaps unsurprising then that I chose in later life to train in psychotherapy, a profession that prizes the relationship between therapist and client as an engine for positive change. My approach is integrative which means that I draw on different but complementary theories and techniques, to best tailor the therapy I offer to you as the client.
It is also relational, in that I work collaboratively, involving you in decisions about the therapeutic process. Together, in a safe and non-judgemental space, we can explore your relationship with food and eating, and begin to understand how it intersects with and responds to other relationships in your life, from earliest childhood to the here and now.
Prior to commencing my training as a therapist, I worked for more than ten years in the field of broadcast journalism, where I was able to observe from up close how the media impacts on the way we see our bodies, our diet and our weight.
In that time, I developed a keen sensitivity to the pressure that falls on women and men to conform to an ideal body image, and to the penalties for not living up to that ideal. It was this experience that most of all drew me to work in the field of disordered eating.