Derek is a committed Christian and his faith has inspired him to write
many of his uplifting poems which have proved particularly helpful
to those experiencing unhappiness in their life. As a result, people
have written to him concerning their own situation when realising
they are not alone.
Being an active Bereavement Counsellor for nearly 30 years has provided Derek with a valuable insight into the minds of people who have experienced painful and difficult bereavements. He is thus indebted to many people for sharing feelings that are now helping others.