My Training and Background
I spent over thirty years working in the NHS in South Wales as a Clinical Psychologist / Systemic Psychotherapist until August 2015. Almost by chance in 2004 I joined an ITM Alexander class held at a local centre. I loved it and my interest and curiosity grew to the extent that I joined Don Weed's Bristol based ITM training course in 2008 and became a qualified ITM Alexander Teacher in the summer of 2012.
I was happy and settled in my work however I found that learning the technique and then learning to teach it opened up all kind of new and surprising possibilities for me. After retiring from my clinical practice in the NHS I studied for an MFA at Cardiff Met 2015 -2016, and since then as well as teaching the technique I have been developing my arts practice see movementinmind.co. I find that the two disciplines work well together, each informing the other.
I also sing and am involved with physical theatre. Many of the things I do now are relatively new to me and I love it that we can alway try something different and develop in unexpected ways. Learning the Alexander Technique has certainly had a very important role in helping me open some unexpected doors.