I graduated from the University of Manchester in 2008 with a BSc (Hons) in Speech and Language Therapy. I began my career in the North West of England working with a paediatric caseload before moving to Norfolk in 2015.
I have experience in assessing and treating a wide range of communication disorders and have worked in a variety of settings including clinics, mainstream schools, special schools and children’s centres.
I am passionate about supporting young people to develop their communication skills. The ability to communicate is an essential life skill and I find it extremely rewarding to be part of some life-changing moments for young people and their families.
In 2017 I was given the opportunity to develop my interest in neurodevelopmental conditions by working with young people and adults both in private practice and the NHS. I am trained to administer and code the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) which forms part of the diagnostic process.
I became interested in mental health whilst working in this field. I recognised the strong link between good mental health on education, relationships, and physical health. I was motivated to be part of a workforce that helped people at their most vulnerable to improve their wellbeing and lead more fulfilling lives. This led me to train as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) and I completed a postgraduate certificate in ‘Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy’ from the University of East Anglia in 2021.
I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapist (RSCLT).