I originally worked as an art teacher before training in art therapy. I was drawn to art therapy because of the way that individual children would draw or paint something completely different from what they were meant to be doing. They had to paint to express themselves, something I recognise in my own current work of making woodcuts. I worked in ordinary and special schools before becoming involved in art therapy training at the then St. Albans Art College. I moved to Scotland where I trained as a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist working in Edinburgh and Stirling with children and families. I finally came to Bristol where I worked in the National Health Service before going into private practice.
Education
St. Albans Art College
Birmingham Polytechnic
Scottish Institute of Human Relations
University of the West of England
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Art Therapy with Children
Working with children who are Hard to Reach
Personal Interests
Printmaking- woodcuts
Writing
Gardening
Walking