* BA (Open Univ.) PGCE.MA (Cambridge University)
* Editorial Director, People Management Consultant, and Leading British Authority on Emotional Health.
"In January of 2006, as one of my new year's resolutions to expand my professional field, I looked up the term emotional health on the Internet. Only four entries came up on this vast repository of knowledge, which truly surprised me. Two of them gave individual definitions of the term, and neither quite agreed with the other. The third entry was a short article on the subject which was none too confident in presentation, and the final one was advice on how to improve emotional health but, again, sorely lacking in expertise.
When I looked up the term as a part of psychology, it was even more disappointing. The term was listed, yes, but very little explanation of what it was about. My guess is that, with the psychology field being dominated by men, emotional health is about FEELINGS, and many men are not too comfortable with feelings. They know all about being logical, but they don't like anything too emotional. Yet without those feelings, our world would be an entirely different place.
From that day on, I decided to make the subject my own. To expand my own knowledge and that of the public's on its value, relevance and usefulness to our daily existence. At the time of writing, I have completed over 2000 articles on the subject. I have been self taught since my first degree many years ago, doing hundreds of hours of research and learning much from the thousands of emails received every year from grateful readers all over the world.
I seem to have a natural gift for understanding people and empathising with them, Thus I find it easy to write, often with words pouring from me like a burst dam! However, my progress to this point has not been an easy journey because of my continuing illness. For that reason I would like to thank Michael Holmes, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, University of Leeds, who certainly challenged some of my ideas as well as making me aware that I was the only person worldwide exploring the subject on such an intense level. To dear friends, Gwenllian Hughes, from Wales, Pami Loomba, from Manchester and Maria Chasser from Berkshire, as well as to my sisters Marjorie Griffiths-Clarke in Jamaica and Joyce Maitland in Canada, for their regular and caring encouragement, especially at those very stressful times.
Finally, sincere thanks as well to the numerous other friends and relatives who have been there for me. I feel truly blessed by their presence. I thoroughly enjoy my work and hope you find it of value too. Thanks for dropping by to keep me company."