I was born in the North of England and adopted at birth, or else at least soon after, my natural mother having died in the process of bearing me to the world.
Of school, we will say nothing.
My first degree was in theology which was quite a change from my beloved chemistry. The applecart got upset when I was awarded a World Council of churches scholarship to study in the USA. Through great kindness in that country, I was awarded an MA and the exposure to creative thinking that I experienced there has left me with a permanent debt to them..
The rest of the journey since 1970 has involved me in various sorts of therapy* and degrees and so when it became established in the uk, I became a Health Care Professions Council Practitioner Psychologist. I have worked as an independent practitioner and also in colleges-Royal Holloway College and Central School of Speech and Drama numbering amongst them.
I am unremarkable in my career, rather more devoted to philosophical principles as much as to people. People-wise, I believe my strongest role has been that of a doleur-travelling with people when their reality has turned sour and helping them withstand the onslaught and retain their compost mentis. I have accomplished a number of writing courses Including the Stanford University course and I have written a lot of Reviews and co-written a chapter in "The Modern Scientist-Practitioner" Editors Sarah Corrie and David Lane 2006.
I retain a role as a theologian, albeit with 'reasonable' meanings. On the whole, I have taken the view that what we perceive of reality, both interpersonally and also when we come to think about things, is that we can never see it. We can only see the results of what our instruments print out for us-that is reality and beyond that there is more but we shall never know it. I am a true Platonist in this vision.
For 21 years, until January of this year [written 2018] I was Adjunct professor to the University of Syracuse in London and had a course on Personality Psychology, a subject most students really wanted to know about. We're all curious about ourselves in some way or other.
I am a perpetual student and benefit from being at the feet of others, perpetually, so do write on my blog (slightly moderated to deter the unreasonable and the vicious) and I shall be pleased to hear what you say. =My mission is to support those who have done research or investigation or journalistic research, present it in some form or another and then don't get heard in a popular way, maybe a few folks in the field and yet they have much to say
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I am a perpetual student and benefit from being at the feet of others, perpetually, so do write on my blog (slightly moderated to deter the unreasonable and the vicious) and I shall be pleased to hear what you say.
* I was an accredited cognitive behavioural therapist, registered personal construct psychotherapist, a multimodal therapist, rational emotive behaviour therapist and also EMDR therapist as well being a counselling psychologist/chartered scientist registered with the Health Care Professions Council.
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