My Story

So, how did I get here?

As a teenager in the late 1980s I left rural Shropshire on the National Express bus, drawn toward the bright lights of London I was sure about two things…I wanted to be an artist and I loved to hear stories. So I painted and let people talk to me in the pub!

I showed my paintings and drawings at a gallery in Islington, London, then went on to work in the fabric trade, drawing pictures to print and embroider onto fabrics. I’ve had various jobs including arts project organiser for the BBC, jazz band manager and book designer in publishing companies. For nearly 40yrs  mostly as a freelancer – I have made my living designing, painting, drawing, photographing, helping people to set-up new businesses and helping people to slay their problems and face their challenges.

Amongst all the work stuff I moved back to Shropshire in 1999. I have four adult children, I’m a (young if you don’t mind) nanny, a mother-in law, a wife and have accumulated various animals along the way. I love to learn and have been back to ‘school’ several times to study European languages, Business, Fine Art and Counselling.

The links in these various areas of interest have been communication, interpretation and listening skills so I learned how to do this in a professional context, as a qualified Person Centred Counsellor. I hope that my real-life experience will inspire you to have a conversation with me about life or design or a new ‘design’ for your life. Let’s talk!

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Counselling: 07724 157617