• I hold an Enhanced DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service –previously CRB) A Criminal Record Check at Enhanced Disclosure level, often referred to as a Enhanced DBS, is the highest level required for positions that can involve caring for, training, supervising or being in sole charge of children or vulnerable adults.
  • I have Professional Insurance (covering Medical Malpractice, Professional Indemnity and Public Liability) for the practice of both Psychology and Coaching (Life & Executive)
  • I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Positive Psychology from Buckinghamshire New University
  • I am a qualified Ministry of Entrepreneurship Coach – The Coach Training Course is recognised by the Association for Coaching, the Institute of Leadership & Management, Portsmouth University Business School and approved by Sir John Whitmore, Chairman of Performance Consultants International.
  • I am a Graduate and Fellow of the School of Social Entrepreneurs
  • At their invitation, I become a Fellow of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) in light of my “exceptional work…. and longstanding commitment to supporting organisations that deliver social change.”
  • I am an RSA Area Fellowship Councillor – voted for and elected by the Fellowship , RSA Councillors enable and support local RSA activity and play a key role in the RSA’s engagement with Fellows, helping to nurture the best new ideas and ensuring that the Fellowship’s voice is heard within the organisation.
  • I have spent 25 years working in the voluntary and community sector for a wide variety of organisations supporting some of the most vulnerable members of society and always with a focus on the wellbeing of the individuals and communities being supported
  • I have been a consultant for the last nine years helping organisations look at the work they do and helping to create and develop new and innovative community based solutions to long established social problems
  • The focus of my work within the VCSE sectors has been in supporting the wellbeing of individuals and communities which has included: children and young people, mental health, social and emotional health and wellbeing, substance misuse, homelessness, social and financial exclusion, physical health and illness, ageing and social isolation
  • Some of the health and wellbeing projects I have helped to create have included: several community gardens, a community kitchen, therapeutic horticultural projects, community education projects, emotional and therapeutic models of support, pathways to employment projects, creative and therapeutic projects, community health initiatives.