With a undergraduate degree in Business Economics, I entered the world of business very early in life. Having run and sold a successful business I was looking for a new calling in life. I really want to work with people and support where possible - so I began with working as a Youth Support Worker part time and with time this slowly evolved to becoming a full time practitioner in Children's Social Care. From there I became passionate about training to be a therapist, and the rest as they say - is history.
I have over 10 years experience of working in the public sector within local government. I have supported Local Authorities and County Councils to embed systemic ideas and principles in to organisations. I have also supported with offering training, coaching and mentoring.
I was also an associate lecturer and supervisor at the University of Northampton and as well as lecturing at the Institute of Family Therapy (IFT) on Systemic Practice in Social Care. As well as this I have run workshops at the Bedfordshire Spring School in 2018 and at IFT in 2019 and 2021.
As well as the above, I work with families, couples and individuals in private practice, the majority of which has now moved online. I have also offered extensive therapeutic input through Adoption support agencies to adoptive families and those with special guardianship orders.
I am passionate about continually thinking and improving my practice. I started a practice based doctorate in 2016 looking at how therapists from Black, Asian and other minority ethnic communities that have been oppressed and marginalised have experienced using their personal identity with their professional identity, which is due to complete in 2021/22. I am strongly committed to social justice issues which really inform my practice and approach.
I stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and practise from the position of anti-racism. As someone from an ethnic minority I still have a lot to learn by listening and taking part in dialogue.