“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”



I understand trauma in all its forms. And I know how to work with trauma without retraumatizing. This is important!


I also specialize in working with complex, relational, and cumulative trauma (often known as C-PTSD).  I write, present and teach about that topic.  

Gifted, Creative, 2e, Quirky, Neurodiverse

I understand the challenges of giftedness – raising gifted children and living as a quirky gifted adult.  My clinical work includes twice-exceptionality (2e): where, for example,  ADHD, anxiety, depression, or dyslexia might mask or interact with the complexities of being gifted.


This is one of my clinical interest areas. I write, research, and teach about these and other topics related to neurodiversity too.

Mind Body

Our minds are not separate from our bodies. My strong background in neuroscience means I understand and work with both.


I have extensive training in body and neuro-psychotherapy, plus I collaborate widely with other medical and health professionals.

1:1 Sessions


 My practice is intentionally flexible.  Some people find a standard weekly session useful. For others, longer sessions, less often, is best.  We’ll discuss this together. And things change.  I will understand your needs and offer my advice on how we work together.


My fee is $185 per session.  I understand that financial situations vary and change.  I therefore also offer a sliding scale with fees between $160 – $185 as needed.

Please allow for up to 1 hour per session unless we decide otherwise.

Workshops & Training


A workshop is transformative learning at its best – very small groups and strong facilitation. I have created and facilitated workshops for over 30 years for organizations, businesses, families, and special interest groups.


  • Learn and practice effective communication skills
  • Develop group cohesion
  • Facilitate repair and healing in relationships
  • Use the power of group to support personal growth
  • Experience something new – art therapy, meditation, Virtues Project, etc.
  • Use the power of group to support personal growth
  • And more...

Please get in touch for rates on workshops and training


I often travel internationally and frequently present and run workshops at conferences. 


Drop by Drop

This presentation and interactive session provides a unique opportunity for gifted adults to reflect on their experiences of being ‘different’, and how that has shaped their sense of who they are in the world. It also provides a new lens for health practitioners.

I introduce the concept of ‘cumulative relational trauma’ as a way of understanding the origin of some of the emotional ups and downs. This workshop is of interest to gifted, creative and otherwise ‘unusual’ adults (and those who support and love them). People who are curious about their sense of not-fitting, and wanting to move forward.



Want to know more?

You may well be asking yourself some questions. Feel free to contact me. And I’ve also included answers to some of the common questions I have come across.

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