Currently I work part time for Brighton and Hove CAMHS and Darlings BUDS of Play alongside a private practice. Previously, I was Head of Therapies, for two and a half years, in an independent school for children (aged 5-19 years old) who all have Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties. 

Before this I worked for six years in a London NHS Mental Health Trust for the outreach schools service as part of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

In 2012 I finished studying for and gained an MA in transpersonal Child Adolescent and Family Therapy and registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) as a Child Psychotherapist. Alongside this work I have a private practice, offering supervision for therapists and therapy for children and families. 

Since 2000 I have worked with hundreds of children, adolescents and families, helping them to make sense of their worlds, with how they feel, interact and communicate. 

Please read on for a concise history of how I arrived here...

After studying for a degree in drama 1987-1990 at Middlesex Polytechnic I had my children. Like most new mums I made it up as I went along, trying my best, riding the rollercoaster journey of parenthood; struggling through difficulties as well as relishing the love and joyous times.

In 1993 I founded the La Di Da Club; drama workshops for kids and with that my love of working with children grew further.

I took a job as a playworker in a preschool which led onto working in a mainstream primary school supporting children with special needs, teaching drama and speaking and listening skills across the curriculum. Following that I worked in a secondary school for children with moderate learning difficulties.

I knew then that although the support I was offering the children and young people worked, I sensed there was more going on than I was aware of. So in 1999-2000 I trained as a Sesame drama and movement therapist. That is when my life as a freelance therapist began.