LIVING A MEANINGFUL LIFE
I have been fortunate to follow multiple passions built around a collection of skills and interests which have purpose and meaning for me. As an American, I have worked with families and young people on a Native American Indian reservation in North Dakota and with disaffected youths on the south side of Chicago. In the UK, I have co-orindated community arts festivals, worked in professional touring theatre and curated art exhibitions. I have experience working in welfare rights and employment programmes. I also set up and ran a successful food business. As a coach and counsellor I have worked in prisons, with ex- offenders, refugees, the homeless and adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. The common thread throughout my life continues to be working with people, insatiable curiosity and a desire to live a meaningful life.
ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL AREAS OF INTEREST:
Pre and Post Retirement
I HAVE DELIVERED THE FOLLOWING WORKSHOPS :
Dealing with Disappointment
Motivation and Change
'Who Do You Think You Are?'
'The Change Game' (life choices and transitions).
I qualified as an Integrative Counsellor at the Minster Centre, London, and I am also a qualified Careers Guidance Practitioner and Life Coach.
I am a Member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and the Association for Coaching (AC).
I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework and the AC Code of Ethics and Good Practice
I am a member of the International Attachment Network