I have a BA (Hons) in History when I studied the works of philosophers such as Friedrich Nietzsche and the founder of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud, whose theories are the root of psychodynamic counselling and therapy.

I went on to train and qualify as a professional senior journalist (NCTJ NCE) and worked as a local news reporter for many years during which time I encountered those who suffered from the darker side of human nature; working - often closely - for example with people affected by the sudden death of young children, road traffic accidents and fires, murder, suicide, wounding and sexual assault, terminal illness, physical disfigurement, racial discrimination and bullying in the workplace.

I then spent 10 years building, running a charity (registered no. 1086892) and hands on helping people primarily with physical disabilities - especially those with spinal injuries, amputations and visual impairments - find a ‘new life’ and freedom from the constraints of their wheelchairs, for example, through water skiing and other on water activities.

As well as working in my private practice Invision, I currently work as a counsellor for the NHS.