I trained originally as a fine bookbinder and ran my own business as a designer hat-maker – before going on to volunteer in a small under-fives setting in Camden, North London. When I became a practitioner, I studied in the evenings at the University of North London (now London Met) with Sandra Smidt; I still remember many of her inspiring and challenging lectures.
Somewhat ahead of its time, I also attended professional supervision with a family therapist at Spectrum and completed both the one-year and post-graduate course in humanistic psychotherapy. Eventually I took on the roles of deputy and then headteacher, and was invited by the local authority to run some one-off training sessions to share some of the excellent creative work we were doing to support children’s personal, social and emotional development (PSED).
Since then, I’ve run hundreds of training sessions and workshops, presented at conferences and lead on some amazing creative projects. I’ve been fortunate to work all over the UK and Europe, and love the chance to travel and work with new people. With a combined background in the arts, early education and psychotherapy, my approach is to inspire, inform and help practitioners identify strengths as well as areas to develop.
I am also an Associate of Early Education – the largest, national UK charity, that champions and campaigns for high-quality early education,
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