About Me

I have been supporting young people and training the professionals who work with them for 20 years. I have worked in a variety of settings incl. international school counselling, crisis intervention, career guidance & as a specialist outreach worker. Please click here for a detailed work history.

I hold a:
BA (Hons) Community & Youth Work Studies (University of Durham)
MEd in Guidance & Counselling (University of Southern Queensland)
MA in International Politics (Newcastle University)
CertHE in Homelessness & Supported Housing (Northumbria University)

I am trained in DBT Skills for Adolescents, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, CBT and Choice Theory amongst others.

I am an accredited trainer through Nuco Training UK to deliver accredited First Aid for [Youth] Mental Health up to Level 3, and Level 3 Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults. I am an experienced trainer offering workshops, keynotes and courses for professionals working with young people, parents and schools. You can find out more about my publications, conferences and courses here.