Monica is a writer who specialises in writing for wellbeing. She is published in the Jessica Kingsley Anthologies: Writing Works & Writing Routes, as well as other books in the field. Her chapter: A Legacy of Understanding is in Dying,Bereavement and the Healing Arts (2008).

Her professional background is in humanistic psychotherapy and journalism, having trained and worked with Gerda Boyesen, the Norwegian founder of Biodynamic Psychotherapy, in the seventies. In the 1980's, she worked as a journalist for BBC Radio 4 Current Affairs and Woman’s Hour during Sue MacGregor’s tenure as presenter. In 2002, she gained an MA in Creative Writing from Sussex University.

During the course of her life, Monica has suffered episodes of clinical depression. Writing when well has helped integrate what were traumatic times of severe mental illness. Expressive writing throughpoems and prose, she finds, has engaged with powerful and healing inner resources.

During 2015 the theme of Visible Vulnerability emerged from a series of readings and presentations she gave to writers and therapists in the UK. Reading publicly about her illness has crossed the boundary from invisible to visible and from stigma to acceptance.

Monica runs Cabin on the Hill - a retreat for women writers in Sussex where she lives. Here she offers workshops on the healing power of writing and sessions on all aspects of writing.

She is a member of Lapidus – The Writing for WellbeingOrganisation. see:

Monica blogs at:

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