Creativity for wellbeing
Coaching, mentoring & all kinds of bibliotherapy
One-to-one & group facilitation
“I’ve never articulated how I think and feel in this way”
“I love not having to critique the written work”
“The quiet calm atmosphere you created in this workshop made it feel safe enough to spill onto the page”
“I’ve started writing again. The groups provide space to write and talk – and a structured approach to writing that takes the fear away”.
“I think it has brought me back to the process of journaling and given me a better sense of what that can do and a sense of how far I have come in my own life. I would describe the the sessions as gentle and supportive. You can engage and connect and share with others but it also can be a very personal experience too – no one has to read what you write”.
What do I do?
WTBK uses therapeutic tools from my background in counselling, coaching and mentorship, combined with creative writing prompts
The writing for wellbeing model is as therapeutic as it is creative.
I currently work with:
~ Anyone experiencing burnout, especially in the creative parts of their lives
~ Anyone who identifies as neurodivergent (e.g. autistic, ADHD, dyslexia)
~ Proving groups for staff wellbeing with organisations, including local authorities, NHS, nonprofit community interest groups
Please email if you would like to take part in a writing group, or offer a writing for wellbeing group for employees
In addition to group work, I offer individual coaching and mentoring sessions.
Often, I help people working in creative and/or therapeutic roles who are experiencing burnout, who then go on to address boundaries, to allow them to live and work under a kinder, less critical, empowered way.
In 2019 I set up Write To Be Known (WTBK) as a nonprofit, alongside my interdisciplinary art practice; to deliver creative-therapeutic workshops to improve wellbeing.
WTBK brings therapeutic tools from my background as a voluntary counsellor for Relate, two years running the Bibliotherapy Service for Midlothian Libraries, and my year as a trainee Coach. I’m also en ex nurse, specialising in critical care and family liaison. In the past twenty years I’ve worked with people experiencing challenging life situations and this informs my creative and therapeutic work, as does my own lived experience.
“It’s a way to creatively work through difficult emotions and channel them into a positive piece of writing. It’s given me tools to use instead of turning to destructive or self-sabotaging behaviour”C, private client
“Working with Fi from WTBK on a collaboration was an absolute delight. Fi is calm, professional & very inspiring”Anna Neubert-Wood, Wanderwomen Scotland Ltd