I live in Maidstone with my wife. We have a son and daughter, now in their 20’s, who are settling into their own lives. Most of my days centre around my therapeutic work. When there is a window of opportunity I tend to turn to music, which has played a a significant role in my entire life. I also love being out of town and out of doors.
I was born in Indianapolis, but largely grew up 2000 miles south in San Antonio, Texas. For a few years I lived in Montana, where I taught Philosophy and Humanities at the University of Montana and became acquainted with a few of the Rocky Mountains. My first family still lives in the US. In 1970 I came to England and have been officially settled here since 1980. I have worked as a therapist since 1980 – initially as a eurythmist (movement therapist) and musician, and then from 1989, as a counsellor.
Qualifications and Training
I completed my initial counselling/psychotherapy training in 1989 at the Psychosynthesis and Education Trust in London. I have been counselling clients ever since. I have been a member of the BACP since the 1980’s. In 2004 I received a diploma in supervision from Cascade Training Associates and began to supervise counsellors and other professionals.
Prior to these trainings I completed a movement training in eurythmy (1976, Vienna Eurythmy School), and therapeutic eurythmy (1980, Stuttgart Therapeutic Eurythmy Training), which I practiced for 10 years, working alongside GP’s and other therapists in a trust associated with an NHS medical practice and in the Children’s Day Hospital of St. Thomas’ Hospital in London.
My earlier training was more academic – a BS in music and a PhD in philosophy, both from the University of Texas at Austin.