(In praise of the scenic route)
My professional journey began with an arts and a science undergraduate degree. It settled a while in secondary school education, progressed to a masters in counselling psychology and then applied itself to a doctorate in exercise science.
It has followed my fascination for the complex, multifaceted nature of humans and their health. It has also encouraged a more creative and personalized approach to my practice as a psychologist.
Ultimately, it is guided by a conviction that brains, minds and bodies work in synchrony with each other. I have delighted in reuniting the worlds of physical and mental healthcare in a way that makes intuitive sense.
When the trail running bug bit me a few years ago I decided to combine talk therapy with this most basic form of physical activity - an intuitive integration of the therapy space with our lives and our relationships.
I am additionally committed to developing self-awareness and compassion at a more fundamental level. My professional and personal growth has been profoundly shaped by the insights offered by mindfulness and consciousness-based research and practice, and it is my wish to contribute to the development of healthcare research and practices addressing human health and wellness at a more holistic and fundamental level.