After teaching in secondary and special schools, and running a variety of creative and residential workshops for many years, I re-trained as a counsellor and hypnotherapist to help facilitate long-term positive changes in young people and adults.
Earlier art and play therapy training has enabled me to develop a creative and problem-solving approach in all of my counselling work – now an essential part of my practice. Where appropriate I also use meditation techniques and hypnotherapy, both of which can engage parts of the brain that counselling alone cannot always reach. Physical and practical activities in the sessions are part of my integrative approach, which also helps to develop mindset change.
My personal experiences of hypnotherapy and counselling have helped me address issues in my life, and have informed and developed my own practice and work today.
Through teaching, I have been lucky enough to mentor thousands of young people over my thirty-year career. I am now able to counsel, coach and help individuals and small groups.
I have a partner and two grown up children, and I’m also the keeper of a smart little pony called Noodle who keeps me fit and on my toes.