Qualified social worker, with a background in psychology. Experienced facilitator, trainer and coach. Am most alive when creating connections – with self, others and the world around me, whist creating the space for others to do the same.
BSc (Hons) Psychology, PG Diploma in Social Work, MA Post Qualifying Professional Practice in Social Work
With a background in psychology and social work, my mission is to create a world of deep connection, through connecting deeply with myself, others and the world around me – whilst creating the space for others to do the same.
With a total of 14 years’ experience in children’s services across the public and voluntary sectors, I’ve spent half of my career in frontline practice and the other half in strategy, innovation and project and programme management focused roles. I am also an experienced facilitator, trainer and coach, which are the core skills that tie the different elements of my career together. I am most alive and in-flow when I’m creating and holding safe and nurturing spaces for others to develop, in group settings and on a one-to-one basis. I express the creative side of my being through my photography, including a focus on documenting the unique stories of being human during particular moments in time and around the world.
How would you describe yourself or your work in a few words?
Social justice advocate, compassionate, connected, collaborative, adventurous
I have worked for NSPCC, Future Youth Zone, Thrive at Five.
Whilst at the NSPCC, I led the development of the ‘Sharing the Brain Story’ programme, including the theory-of-change, face-to-face (and virtual) multi-agency professional training offer and ‘training for trainers’, which I delivered extensively to NSPCC colleagues, NSPCC associate trainers and external stakeholders, across the UK. The programme, designed to share the science of child brain development and the impact of early adversity and trauma across the UK, is now embedded within the NSPCC’s National Training Programme.
What do you like to do for fun?
Spending time with my family, friends and loved ones; eating and travelling; hiking and keeping fit (including CrossFit, swimming and yoga); waching films and TV series; scuba diving and photography (ideally at the same time!)
If you had a day where you could do absolutely anything, what would you do?
Safari with all my camera kit!