MY STORY
 
All about me...

 

I hold an Honours Degree in Visual Design and Advertising, as well as a HND in Multimedia Design. I have taught NVQs and Modern Apprenticeships within the work place, and have delivered courses for The Ashford School of Art and Design, South Kent College, West Kent College and Learndirect.

I achieved my Advanced Certificate in Education from Canterbury Christ Church University College and I hold D32 and D33 assessors qualifications as well as Internal Verifier Award. I am proud that both DigitalMasterclass and Star Beauty Schools achieved the coveted direct claim status.

Over the past few years due to my mobility issues I have had to pull away from Star Beauty and reduce my work with DigitalMasterclass. I have retrained as a talking therapist, a counsellor if you like. I achieved my level 3 counselling qualification and have completed my introduction to ACT training with Russ Harris. The internationally acclaimed acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) trainer and author. I have now moved my training on and I am completing ACT Immersion with Steven Hayes. Steve is a clinical psychologist and Nevada Foundation Professor at the University of Nevada and is at the forefront of ACT.  I am very proud to have studied under such great men.

 

Using these skills I am happy to offer Acceptance Commitment Therapy "ACT" . And I now offer ACT based talking therapy services through my Hythe based practice Talking in the Shed.

 

I have always held an interest in mental health. Over the past 20 years or so I have volunteered for a number of mental health based charities including Samaritans.