I have a degree in English from Oxford University and qualified as a solicitor in 1988. I began my career as a family lawyer with a top London law firm and later specialised in employment working for a trade union.

I trained as a mediator in 2005 and am accredited in commercial, workplace and community mediation. I have masses of experience in dispute resolution, working in business, the courts, prisons and schools. I am also a mediation trainer.

I am a life coach, accredited in transformational, existential and corporate coaching; I am qualified and experienced in Nonviolent Communication and Positive Psychology.

I have an MA in Creative Writing from Birkbeck, University of London, and have undertaken short courses and trainings in counselling, relationship work, mindfulness, Teacher Effectiveness, and many other related themes.

But all these creds count for nothing without …

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