Geraldine McEwan

Psychotherapist, Consultant and Supervisor

Geraldine was the first women in the world to do live sound. She worked as a tour manager across Europe, America and the Far East, with Depeche Mode, Vince Clark and Alison Moyet, as Yazoo; The Birthday Party, Nick Cave’s first band and many other indie groups. During the early eighties she lived in Manhattan where she worked with UK independent labels, Mute, Factory and Rough Trade to establish British acts in the US marketplace.

She enjoyed the excesses of the industry and club scene picking up a heroin and alcohol habit in an attempt to manage chaos. When she got sober she found her voice and began to write, becoming a founder member of the Wimpole Writers Workshop. Gathering a child from each of her three calamitous relationships, Geraldine, needing a day job to better provide for her family, trained as a psychotherapist where she could use the benefit of her experience and deep understanding of human frailty. She was commissioned by The Kings Fund to write, ‘The Holistic Approach to Addiction’. She currently works in the private and voluntary mental health sectors as a Psychotherapist, Consultant and Supervisor with a special interest in substance misuse, dependency and trauma.

Rome 2019