I worked in the travel industry for 30 years, up until I had my daughter in 2006. I have always had a keen interest in psychology and having had the life-changing experience of psychotherapy myself, I wanted to be able to work with others who were finding life incredibly tough and needing support. I began volunteering with the homeless project in my local community and witnessed the suffering of those who had so little in material assets and who were struggling with their mental health. At a deeper level, I sensed a profound human need for connection that was fundamental to their survival and I could relate to them and meet them in that place. My passion for this work was the catalyst in making the decision to qualify as a psychotherapist. I have an MA in mindfulness-based core process psychotherapy and have been in practice since 2018. I am currently working towards accreditation with UKCP in July 2022.