I completed an MSc in Psychology in 2007, during which time I worked as a Victim Care Officer for Victim Support, followed by a period in research at the University of Southampton. Since 2008, I have worked in mental health across the New Forest, supporting adults in the community. In this role, I have had the privilege to witness WRAP changing lives for people on their recovery journey. I also work as a Wellbeing Officer at a university in Bournemouth, where I run workshops and provide support to students in crisis. I have training in Counselling Skills using the person-centred approach, which I strongly believe in, and I am a qualified mindfulness and stress management coach.
I have facilitated a number of WRAP groups and am passionate about the approach. Whilst I love adding tools to my toolbox, which I am happy to share with others if they are useful, I really do believe that every person has the potential within themselves to find a way to move forwards in life, and WRAP enables people to do this. I strongly hold to the values of WRAP, which are supported by my passion for mindfulness; I always strive to create an environment that is accepting, non-judgemental and gives people space to grow. I provide a very down-to-earth, honest and human approach and despite my professional experience, my interest is a personal one, stemming from my own lifelong exploration and belief in the potential in us all.