I’m an ambassador for healing through writing. Writing poetry and memoir has allowed me to reconcile traumatic experiences and work towards healing and growth.
– Public Speaking and Motivational Talks
– Interviews and Q&A Sessions
-One to One Consultancy and Coaching
-Poetry Recitals and Workshops on Writing to Heal
-Consultancy For Agencies (Trauma, Mental Health, Substance Misuse, Domestic Violence, CSA, Sexual Trauma, Criminal Justice, Education and Housing)
-Content Writer for Hire
– Recovery Hope Sessions (Online, telephone and in person) Appointments for those struggling with recovery, to ask questions, explore concerns, resolve ambivalence and explore recovery options.
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I’m a big mix of contradictions and inconsistencies, navigating extremes and reconciling conflicts. I’m in the process of human rewilding, on a path to reclaim what was lost through childhood abuse and trauma, to support and manage my mental health, and most importantly to honour my essential needs. I was forced to deny instinct as a child, now I must reconnect with these energies.
I’m many different things but right now, I’m a writer and poet, a social researcher. I’m a survivor of abuse in various forms ; physical, emotional and sexual. Writing gives me a space to express the horrors, it provides a voice I was denied as a child.
I’m an introvert and believe in the power of solitude to nurture creativity and to support self-discovery. I’m someone who continues to struggle with depression and trauma, and I use writing and mysticism in nature to manage these conditions.
I’m an advocate for others who have faced trauma, addiction and mental health issues. I’m an ambassador for change and recovery, I want to inspire others, to show that change is possible.
I’m a mystic and intuitive, and of course, I’m a proud dog companion and general lover of all things nature and beast. I walk to heal, walking is meditation in movement, it provides a space for mindfulness and allows me to connect with my authentic self.
In the past I’ve trained in various methods and interventions including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Life Coaching, Counselling, Mindfulness, and Group Work Practice, including drama, mask work and interactive play based methods. I always work creatively, spiritually and therapeutically, and believe you can’t separate these processes, they complement each other, and we must attend to all aspects in our search for wholeness and balance.
I’ve worked in mental health and substance misuse and thoroughly enjoyed my time in such roles. I did however become aware that my intense involvement and commitment to my work was stifling my own recovery process, work became my next addiction, and distracted me from attending to aspects of my development that still require maturation and change, so I have abandoned the regular working world in favour of something that suits my nature better, to write, to share, to nurture my health and wellbeing, and to encourage others on the road to recovery and growth.
Empathy and clairsentience guide me, and I have found through my practice that the spiritual and clinical mix works well, and the aspect I most rely on is my intuitive nature and ability to forge an effective therapeutic alliance with clients and those I serve, this allows me to work with various methods and to instinctively know what will support an individuals growth, it is collaborative and empowering.
I practice mysticism in nature, and use shamanic journeying, working with elementals, crystals and aromatherapy, rune stone guidance and creative journaling as tools for resilience and growth. My aim is to share my journey through life and the various approaches and methods that have supported me along the way. I realise now that most of my life was spent striving to be more, to do better, to be something I’m not. Through Human Rewilding I’m learning to attune to my innate needs and to be more comfortable with who I truly am.
I’m also a person who has struggled with mental health issues my whole life, and at one point would’ve likely been diagnosed with personality disorder or bipolar if I’d entered the mental health system early on in life. I’m a survivor of trauma and abuse in various forms, much self-inflicted in adult life as my hyper-sexuality led me astray, and I do suffer with some ptsd symptoms, I’ve been addicted to heroin and since overcome that dependency, I’ve also had issues with other substances throughout life.
I’m also a creative, a writer, and an explorer, I love the natural world, I know myself there. I’m an introvert who lost her way by becoming extroverted in a bid to fit in and find acceptance, I have now found that for myself and no longer need to pretend, I hope my work can help others to find the same.
I will be posting regular journals entries exploring the last ten years, my journey to overcome childhood trauma, sexual abuse and addiction. I hope these will reduce the stigma attached to drug users, addiction and those with mental health issues. My aim is to show the power of the journal and how writing can be used as a tool to support self-discovery, mental health and overall wellbeing.
I write poetry to manage feelings associated with trauma and mental health, I find it easier to write about the horrors, rage and pain through poetry, it has become my space to share without restraint, to allow all the parts of me to have a voice, a place for the darkness to transform and integrate. Check it out, available on amazon.