It's almost 5am and here I am, sat at my computer but in a very, very different new year than the one that I had expected. Perhaps it is a dream? If it is, then it is the worst nightmare ever. Perhaps there's some confusion in my head, caused by Parkinson's Disease? Yet, … Continue reading Your Words Make a Difference
I am sitting at my desk and looking with delight at the glass window of the book case part of this old bureau that I write at. Through the glass, on the shelves within, are colours and designs, on the spines of books, so familiar to me. There are names that brought me … Continue reading Treasure in my Cupboard
"What the fuck are you doing?", I recall demanding of him. (Name) was facing away from me; bent over the bathroom sink and snorting a ton of cocaine. I was absolutely gutted. Watching someone relapse in front of you when you are thirteen years old is not an easy thing; particularly when you … Continue reading Snorting in the Sink
Today, I need to share something about how appalled I am at our Conservative Government. I was shocked, recently, by a decision affecting my mother's care. Our Conservative Government and Conservative Local Authority, continues to make the rich in our society richer, while cutting back vital support for the poor and disabled. Our Prime … Continue reading Dear Conservative Govt.
As I sit here, at my desk in my little country cottage in Suffolk, I am thinking about how to convey a self-profile of me as a writer, to my course tutor; someone I have never met and know almost nothing about. I am studying for a Diploma in Creative Writing. What would … Continue reading Out of My Mind
I was recently interviewed about my work as a Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor for The Natural Health Centre Newsletter. Here's how the interview went: Dean, what first brought you into Counselling and Psychotherapy? Well, my upbringing was happy, but we experienced quite a lot of heartache; we sadly lost beloved family members to Leukaemia, Cancer and … Continue reading Putting Me In the Spotlight