I started my therapy training in 2011 at the Iron Mill Institute in Exeter, with a Certificate in Counselling, followed by an Advanced Diploma. By 2013 I was working as a volunteer therapist at The Quiet Mind, a brilliant local charity based in Exmouth. The following year I set up my private practice and have enjoyed doing that ever since. I am continually involved in further training as required by my professional bodies and spend a lot of time reading, and attending CPD and networking events.
When I'm not working or studying, I occasionally play in bands and enjoy going to watch films, live music, live comedy, live tv shows, and playing escape rooms. I also try to make time for artwork, as I find being creative to be great personal therapy. I've been on quite a few tv shows over the years too, including popular children's cult game show Knightmare, back in 1991. More recently I was lucky enough to beat 40,000 other applicants who applied for Series 11 of ITV's popular tea-time quiz show, The Chase. I appeared as a contestant in 2017 and although I didn't walk away with any money, I was proud to score £7,000 in my cash builder and had an amazing time.