Heather Darwall-Smith trained to be a psychotherapist after experiencing the benefits of therapy herself.
In my 20s, I worked as an art director, but felt I wanted something else. I went to therapy for multiple reasons and experienced the profundity of feeling heard and seen without judgment.
My progression into training as a therapist evolved from a foundation year in counselling and psychotherapy to an MA in Core Process Psychotherapy and specialisation in sleep. I continued training in sleep medicine.
I see sleep as the ultimate release – a biological necessity, but often hard to do. Bringing awareness to the parts of us that are trying to stay awake helps us let go and go to sleep.
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