When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I live on Salisbury Plain which is miles and miles of ancient land, acres of wild meadows, trees and ancient hill forts. I'll walk for hours with the dogs thinking and watching the abundance of wildlife. It is also a military training ground so we often get entertained by tanks and landing helicopters, there is so much going on and yet so incredibly peaceful. I work with clients on the methods I've explained in my book, I just love getting quick results. It's wonderful to watch as someone who has been suffering with anxiety for so long to just release it there and then, it's so fulfilling. I also do quite a lot of work for Oxfam.
What is your writing process?
Writing about depression and anxiety was actually quite easy as I've lived in it for most of my life. I just sat and asked myself how I felt, pulled up plenty of memories. After all the years in searching for a cure for depression and realising that most things will only work for a day or two, it was absolutely amazing to sit and just let the real workable answers flow. It took me about seven months of sitting and writing and then plenty of revising and whittling it all down to something easy to read. I loved the whole process!
This little book is a culmination of many years searching for a cure for depression. I was just about to give up when I accidentally came across an amazing technique which is so simple and so easy that anyone can do it. And it really works! This guide is written out just as I would have liked, short simple paragraphs, easy tips and methods that actually work. Let depression go and love life!