I hold Arts and Science degrees in Modern Languages and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy research and practice from London University. For over ten years I have taught mindfulness to mental health professionals (including at Oxford University) and worked as a psychological therapist. I have taught French, Latin, Italian, Arabic, English, Spanish, and Piano. With Sage and Routledge I have published original methods in psychotherapeutic technique for helping people to change by talking to them, and am also the first author on a co-authored and optioned romantic comedy German language screenplay for One Two films in Berlin, entitled ‘Double Therapy’.