Loved every moment of my career ! Have worked extensively for Social Services, Charities and in Mental Health ( acute and secondary. Over and above everything, I value the time I spend with my clients/ their loved ones, being involved with their journey, enabling them to make the best, safest decisions when adapting their environment/home, managing health optimally and getting back to valued living . I support organisations including Primary Care, Local Authorities, Housing, Residential and nursing home sector, Charities and Voluntary Sector in achieving excellence in their services and value for money, eg work for Mencap in designing new living accommodation for 27 residents, environmental redesign in the Care sector, use of the new Better Care funding, Implementing Dementia training. Tailored contracts ( currently Sevenoaks District Council under Better Care funding). I have considerable experience on the Work Programme In Getting people back to work and valued occupations including supporting and training colleagues in mental health awareness. I have a background in Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Life Coaching - this enables me to meet people where they are, to address needs holistically and compassionately. I have undertaken postgraduate training in Positive Psychologies, Brief Solutions Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, mindfulness and Acceptance Commitment Therapy . Always learning ! I have worked alongside Jen Gash, OT Coach and authored a chapter on Return to Work: Enabling Positive Change - coaching conversations in Occupational Therapy
I network extensively and maintain my portfolio as a commitment to continueing professional development. I am an experienced Carer with first hand experience of a range of health challenges within the family including Dementia, Parkinson’s, Brain surgery, Cancer, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis and Autistic Spectrum. This keeps me grounded and passionate and is an ongoing source of learning.
Dip C.O.T, Dip Counselling, Dip Personal Performance Life Coach
Email: [email protected]