Journey To Date CV Version

My journey to date:

  • I’m a fully qualified life coach and I am insured, supervised and a member of the National Council of Psychotherapists.
  • I’ve got a PhD which looked at the impact of loss on boys and emotions
  • I have an MA in psychoanalysis (my dissertation was on cannabis psychosis)
  • Another MA in education with a focus on gender, class, race, child development and leadership
  • I have a Post Graduate Certificate in Education and another in Coaching (with distinction)
  • For over 25 years I have been learning about, training in and experiencing various therapeutic approaches including Transactional Analysisgestalt, person centred counselling,  emotional intelligence, solution focused approaches, positive psychology and stress management.
  • I first practiced meditation in India 26 years ago and continue to practice mindfulness, meditation and yoga.  I draw on a number of spiritual traditions in my coaching and life
  • I am a member of the British Wheel of Yoga and teach Yoga
  • I have been teaching meditation in schools for over 30 years.
  • I’ve presented at National Conferences on Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning
  • I am involved in Initial Teacher Training as part of the School Direct programme
  • I teach psychology A level and the Extended Project Qualification to sixth form students
  • I have facilitated leadership training for the National College of School Leadership
  • I have volunteered in a children’s hospice and have learned about bereavement and mourning
  • I am researching women’s experiences of domestic abuse and have learned about all aspects of domestic abuse, narcissism and co-dependence. I want schools to become more aware of what domestic abuse is so they can better support children and families
  • I created free materials to support families living with Domestic Abuse
  • I offer coaching and materials for people at the end of a relationship
  • I offer coaching and training to help people feel less stressed and have put together some free materials
  • I’ve written academic materials, taught at three universities, worked in schools, coached company directors and CEOs.
  • I work in schools and organisations coaching individuals and training groups 
  • I have level three Child Protection training
  • I have a current First Aid certificate
  • I wrote loads for the educational press: SecEd,  Innovate Your SchoolSchoolWell and Staffrm
  • I guest blog for on Psychologies Magazine LifeLabs
  • I was the agony aunt and am a columnist on well being site MeMeMe.
  • I have a level 3 qualification in Indian Head massage and am insured
  • I have a level 2 qualification in Mental Health Awareness
  • I have my Mental Health First Aid with Adults and Mental Health First Aid with Children and Young People qualifications and have undertaken short courses in self-harm and suicide prevention.
  • I have written ‘Into the Woods‘ a book of fairy tales based on interviews with women who had escaped abusive relationships
  • I have been on various radio shows talking about domestic abuse
  • I blog for and have been a featured coach in Psychologies Magazine
  • I work for the Open University delivering a degree called ‘Counselling: Exploring Fear and Sadness’.
  • I am the mother of 2 getting-older boys who talk non-stop about football.


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