Deborah originally trained in fine artist and works as a professional artist.
As an artist, she specialises in creating paintings about colour and light. She became fascinated in the creative process and how sometimes there is focus and flow (being 'in the zone'). However, she also noticed that sometimes the process feels tense and confused and the mind gets sometimes “stuck” or 'blocked'. Deborah became curious about this process of how the mind affects the body and behaviour and its relationship to everything.
This interest ultimately led her into the field of Systemic Psychotherapy, where she has now worked for well over ten years. She stills paints alongside her therapy practice.