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All my school-based work has been exclusively supporting students experiencing social, emotional & mental health challenges within specialist settings including prison, special needs schools, pupil referral units and mental health programmes in mainstream school.

2020-date Psychotherapist in private practice

2013-2020 School based Mental Health Counsellor

2007-2012 Head Teacher

1999-2007 Special Needs Teacher



MA in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy & School Counselling, Phillips Graduate Institute, California

National Professional Qualification in Headship, University of London


B Ed. Education, Leeds Metropolitan University




Behavioral Therapy Training Institute, International OCD Foundation

Supportive Parenting for Anxious Child and Emotions (SPACE) Program, Yale Child Study Center 


DNA -V Acceptance & Commitment Therapy and positive psychology for teens

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Collaborative & Proactive Solutions

DBT skills for adolescents

Unified Protocol for children and teens

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