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 hard 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 which has involved 4 years of intense training. I have been in practice since 2018 and graduated in June 2021 with a Masters Degree (MA) in mindfulness-based core process psychotherapy. I am now working towards accreditation with UKCP.