My work is informed by study, qualifications, professional and personal experiences.

Work Experience

Positive Psychology; working from a strengths base, exploring your values, what you love to do and how you would like to enhance your wellness in the world you live in.


Physical activity

Positive Relationships

Strengths & Values

Being human

Cultural Humility; is a humble and respectful attitude toward individuals of other cultures that pushes one to challenge their own cultural biases, realise they cannot possibly know everything about other cultures, and approach learning about other cultures as a lifelong goal and process.

PCS Model –

Personal; family, cultural, gender, how our traits impact on us in the world

Cultural; shared belief’s, commonalities

Structural; systemic influences – discrimination based on identity, belief’s, socio-economic status

Holistic; thinking together how our physical and emotional health effects us, natural medicine, broader than pathologising individuals.

Trauma informed practice – awareness of self, the impact of trauma (traumatic events) and how to work sensitively with survivors.

Motivational Interviewing; a person-centred behaviour change intervention, discovering and supporting what changes you want to make and how/when/if this is what you want to do?

Connection; nothing changes without connection to self, others and the environment you live in.

Touch; researching the importance of platonic touch in everyday life for life!

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Education & Training

BA Hons Social Work, 1995

Diploma in Social Work, 1995

MA Social Work, research, policy evaluation, 1998

MSc Applied Positive Psychology, 2012

Neal’s Yard Foundation in Natural Medicine, 2000

Motivational Interviewing Trainer, 2001

Partial in-person and completed solo study of: Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Level I: Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defenses, and Traumatic Memory


Ceasefire – Irish Women and Domestic Violence (applying MI) 1995 Undergraduate dissertation

See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil: Substance misusing parents – A Community Response? MA Dissertation. University of Hertfordshire, 1998.

Barriers to accessing support: perspectives on mental health needs of the Asian communities in North Hertfordshire: a research report for the Mann Project, Ravidassia Community Centre, Hitchin, North Hertfordshire/ by Roger Green and Majella Greene Publisher: Ravidassia Community Centre, 2000

HIV Services: London Scoping, 2000

UEL – Birkbeck Research Assistant for the SPARK “Evaluation of the implementation of the NRI’s SPARK curriculum” and “Differential Susceptibility to School-Based Resilience-Promotion Intervention” (2011)

UEL – Consultancy Project: Designing an accessible well-being intervention for London Green Badge Taxi Drivers, 2011

UEL MSc Dissertation A mixed method study of well-being and platonic touch (2012).

A Neo-Marxist Critique of Positive Psychology (2012)

Short Courses CPD:

Youth & Community Worker, 1989

Narrative Therapy, 1996

Solution Focused Brief Therapy, 1996

Women in Leadership, 1997

Relational Health Audit Tool, 2004

Best Interest Assessor (Mental Capacity Act), 2007

U Lab – 2021/22