My early work life began as a journalist on a local newspaper. After a few years I traded-in the notebook & pen for a life on the stage and trained as an actor at East 15 Acting School. I worked as a professional actor in theatre and TV for the next 15 years but never gave up writing and freelanced as a features writer for many national magazines and newspapers.
I've been in therapy myself at various times of my life when the going got rough and was so impressed with the results that I decided to dedicate the rest of my work-life to training and working as a counsellor myself. It has been, by far, the most rewarding of my careers.
In 2015, I trained and qualified as a Clinical Supervisor at Life Force, Colchester and will soon be starting another group-therapy group in Ipswich. I had my first book - Being A Grown Up Is - published a few years ago and have been trying to write a second ever since!
My mother tells me that as a child I sat on her lap one day and she asked what I might like to do as a job when I grew up? My reply was: "I don't know what job to do yet but I do want to meet everybody in the world please."
So you see, I have always been a people person, whether as a writer who writes about them, as an actor who portrays them or now as a therapist who encourages and supports them to stand in their own light and shine. I feel enormously honoured and privileged to have found a career that I feel so passionate about.