Initial training as a Registered Mental Health Nurse in Friern Barnet School of Nursing London 1982 – 1985.
Moved to St Luke’s Hospital, Muswell Hill London to work in the Specialist Behavioural Psychotherapy Unit with Vic Mayer and Ted Chesser.
Worked as Community Psychiatric Nurse in Suffolk and Norfolk and as an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist from 2000 - 2012.
My specific areas of interest are in promoting rigorous assessment processes, developing warm therapeutic relationships, cognitive behavioural and behavioural psychotherapy, spirituality, and developing a deeper understanding of the recovery journey for service users from both a philosophical and practical perspective.
1985-1986 Staff Nurse, Acute Admission Ward. Friern Barnet Hospital.
1986-1987 Staff Nurse, Interim Secure Unit. Friern Barnet Hospital.
1987-1988 Staff Nurse, Behavioural Psychotherapy Unit. St Luke’s Hospital, Muswell Hill, London.
1988-1989 Staff Nurse, Norvic Clinic. Norwich.
1989-1990 Community Psychiatric Nurse. Mid Anglia Community NHS Trust.
1990-2003 Community Psychiatric Nurse/ Deputy Team Leader. Local Health Partnerships NHS Trust.
2003-Present Lecturer in Mental Health, School of Nursing Sciences, UEA.
Course Director for the MSc in Mental Health and Module lead Unit 5
Module Organiser Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Level 3
Module Organiser Management of Mental Health Issues for Non – Mental Health Practitioners Level 3/4
Working towards Recovery (principles and practice) Level 3/4
Study days locally and regionally on Introduction to CBT, CBT for chronic disease / pain management, Motivational Interviewing, and post natal depression
Lecture capture and elluminate on Organisational Change for MSc Leadership and Management in Practice
DAT courses for volunteers and professionals working with families of drug/alcohol users