I am an educated, experienced and qualified Psychologist, PA, Secretary, Humanistic Therapist, web creator, linguist and passionate entrepreneur, adding value to clients and small companies since 1981, taking up psychotherapy in agency practice from 2008 whilst finishing off my training, then as a self-employed business from 2010.
I worked in a nine-to-five career from 1981 until 1992, when I took maternity leave to care for my expanding family. After that I took small opportunities, often working in an office supporting administration functions and software testing. I began studies with the Open University in Psychology from 2000, graduating with an Honours degree in 2006 and continued with employment throughout this time despite going through a separation and subsequent divorce in 2002. Raising my daughters as a single parent whilst studying and holding down employment was a juggling act in the extreme. Making a living became even more important.
Today, I offer clients in small industry and individuals solutions for their administrative functions which include secretarial support, bookkeeping and basic web management, together with occasional French translation.
I have built and hosted WordPress websites for myself and our local choir, together with supporting local entrepreneurs with website management.
This portfolio of services perfectly ties together my passion to support people and small to medium companies, including my experience spanning almost 40 years.
I am a heart-centred communicator and networker, in the real world and online and I truly enjoy building lasting relationships with clients and colleagues.
On a personal note: I was born in the late 1950s in Switzerland to a Welsh father and English mother. My father has a background of naval captains but was an eminent physicist at CERN prior to his retirement in 1982. My mother had a background in education before marriage in 1949 (given the times) which saw her leaving work to raise a family and support her husband. From 1960 to 1970 we lived in the north of England, before returning to my birth place, Switzerland. I possess the best elements (I think!) of a “split brain”, working equally happily between left (logical) and right (heart-based, intuitive, empathic) functions.
Those who know me would probably describe me as an intelligent deep thinker with extraordinary talent in bringing out the best in people with strong intuition. I love to share my knowledge with peers. People love my quirky sense of humour and ability to see the best in everything. Do we operate from fear or love? I love Marianne Williamson’s Return to Love, reflections on a course in Miracles and try to use these lessons in my own life.
I’m independent, curious and determined— given to both impulsiveness and tenaciousness even those aspects may appear mutually exclusive. I pursue things I think are necessary to live a good and comfortable life yet enjoy adventures when the occasion presents. Having taken up running aged 55 (and sometimes seriously hating it!) I enjoy the challenges to fitness it brings me and the sense of achievement once I have the medal in my hands.
I am enthusiastic and passionate about the things I love and as emotionally aware as I can be, which includes how I work. I value quality time with the people I love and appreciate good food and wine. Somewhat nomadic in that I don’t follow the sheep, I am passionate about living my life to the fullest. Oh and good spelling.