My vocation for engaging with people spans near 30 years working across the expressive arts, education, and personal development training; in a diversity of locations, with people of all ages, and from many backgrounds, cultures and circumstances.
My work is rooted in informed practice, creativity, and holistic well-being; and knowledge that these things promote joy, participation and meaningful connection towards a more equal, thriving society.
In addition to work with clients and mentees, I am a published poet and writer; a practitioner of sensory and socially engaged arts; and a tutor/lecturer/trainer in Adult Education settings. I also edit others’ work. I find balance in this busy and demanding life through immersion in the natural world; through adventures in culture and heritage: and with my family and friends.
I am familiar with creating new beginnings from the ashes of what has passed, and with transforming survival into thriving.
My other website, outlining my own creative practice, activities and events – including collaborations with others – is here on this link Mixer of Metaphors
My qualifications include:
- Postgraduate Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring
- Bachelor of Arts (Open)
- Dip. Literature and Creative Writing,
- Dip. Psychosexual Therapy
- and several others in Therapy, Business, Arts and Humanities subjects recognised by the UK Qualifications Curriculum Authority and/or National Qualifications Framework.
I am a member of the European Council for Mentoring and Coaching, and abide by its values, and by the values of the National Therapists register (UK) .