I have been actively involved in psychotherapy for nearly thirty years as a therapist, teacher, author, editor, and researcher. I have practiced therapy in private and public health settings, and hold a particular interest in the quality and experience of the therapeutic alliance. I have taught in psychology and counselling programs in a number of tertiary settings, and coordinated two Masters of Counselling programs. As a researcher, my publications include 'Searching for an Autoethnographic Ethic', a book that addresses the ethical issues of researching via memoir. In a former life, I wrote for the music press. I currently work in my private practice and as editor of the Australian journal 'Psychotherapy & Counselling Today'.