MY PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
I trained as a medical doctor 25 years ago. I then studied anthropology in recognition of the profound influence of culture on our health and happiness. I spent the next nine years training and working in Child and Family Psychiatry and Psychotherapy across the ages, in particular at the Tavistock clinic in London. The breadth and depth of my training was extraordinary and led to my passion and skills in focusing on parenthood, pregnancy and family life.
I was the Clinical Lead for the Perinatal and Parent Infant Mental Health Service at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London for nearly ten years before deciding to innovate and make my knowledge accessible to more parents.
I worked with entrepreneurs on the Circles App, to support mums in feeling more connected and make expert information available.
I completed a Winston Churchill Travel Fellowship in 2019. I explored the huge differences in support for parents in meeting the emotional needs of their children in Norway and Scotland compared with England. I learned how our environments can profoundly affect our health and happiness and I developed a parenthood ecology model to enable parents to explore their own environments from home life to wider world.
All this has led to the formation of these journey workshops and offering the Circle of Security Programme.
Come and join me!