For over 20 years, I worked as a psychotherapist and crisis interventionist helping people who have been through distressing or traumatic events. Sometimes I would see them immediately after an event, other times it could be many, many years later.
My specialist area of clinical work was trauma and I recognized that trauma, often from early childhood, lay behind many other issues in adulthood. With my clients, we would trace back the origins of their problems and use powerful techniques such as EMDR and ego state therapy to heal the original wounds.
I realized that some of the approaches from my psychotherapy practice could be adapted and developed to help people with emotional eating and particularly with the conflict of yoyo dieting. I have always aimed to empower people to regain control of their life and their happiness through understanding their inner selves. I hope my books go some way towards this.