I started my nurse training in 1998 in the north east of England. Since this time, I've worked across various settings in both mental health and learning disabilities. I have primarily been community based, with clients of all ages, but specialising in young people.  My particular interests include, mental health, positive behaviour support and neurodevelopmental issues.

I have a personal interest in the social history of learning disaiblities and have a novel published depicting the ethos of care and impact institutionalisation throughout the last century.

Qualifications and memberships

BA (hons) Business

Certificate in Counselling

Registered Nurse Diploma (LD Branch)

Bsc (hons) Professional Practice 

PG cert in CBT

BSL level 1 -3