Since graduating in 1991, I have been lucky enough to forge a wonderful career. This has included working as a research assistant on the Eating Disorders Team at Great Ormond Street Hospital and subsequently studying for a Ph.D. investigating emotional well-being in children and adolescents attending performing arts schools.
Since completing my doctorate in clinical psychology in 2002, I have worked in a variety of medical settings, across the lifespan with individuals with health problems, couples and families. I am increasingly using mindfulness based practices in my clinical work with all age groups and have undertaken the Level 1 Teacher Training in Mindfulness Based Stress Management via the Bangor University Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice. I have also participated in the training provided by the Mindfulness in Schools Project and am passionate about using mindfulness to promote good mental health among young people.
As a clinical psychologist, I am a member of the Health Professions Council and adhere to the code of conduct set out by the British Psychological Society. In terms of the mindfulness work that I do, I participate in regular supervision and adhere to the UK Mindfulness Trainers Network Code of Good Practice.