I have been fortunate in my life to follow multiple passions built around a collection of skills and interests which have purpose and meaning for me.
In America, my work focused on providing literacy, education and arts programmes for Native American Indian families on a North Dakota reservation, and disenfranchised youths on the south side of Chicago.
Moving to the UK, allowed the opportunity to transfer my skills to new areas of work, to include community arts festivals, and professional touring theatre and setting up my own successful food business.
I decided to become a Therapist following many years working as a Coach with individuals in prisons, ex-offenders, refugees, the homeless and long term unemployed. The stories I heard followed a narrative about isolation, living in a state of crisis and chaos, abuse, trauma and the difficulties people encountered in trying to make their lives more stable and secure. As a result a lot of my work continues to focus on issues resulting from physical, emotional and sexual abuse, trauma, anxiety, attachment and relational difficulties.
Over the years I have come to recognise that there has always been a common ‘thread’ throughout my life- an insatiable curiosity about people’s lives and their stories.