MA (Ed), Dip.COT
Solution Focused Therapist
Solution Focused Trainer
I am passionate about people’s potential for transformation and positive change. Throughout my working life I have always focused on helping others discover their abilities, strengths and capabilities for creating the kind of life and future they can be excited about and committed to building.
I have achieved this through my work as an occupational therapist in mental health settings where amongst other things, I was responsible for introducing solution focused therapy into the NHS Trust where I worked.
I am the author of the solution focused self-help book The Power of the Next Small Step. I am co-author of Creating Positive Futures: Solution Focused Recovery from Mental Distress.
In the 1980s I worked as an arts administrator for Shape London and local councils using community arts projects to improve the lives of disabled and disadvantaged people.
I am currently a Lecturer in University Learning and Teaching at the University of Edinburgh. Previously, I was Principal Lecturer in Innovation in Higher Education Teaching at Canterbury Christ Church University where I worked since 2000. In 2008 was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship from the Higher Education Academy for my work on transformative learning and the Contexts of Participation Critical Thinking Tool.
I have a small private practice offering solution focused therapy, occupational therapy and life coaching.