I am a qualified relationship counsellor working in my own home in Kincardine. Prior to that, my experience has been working in a care and support environment, to include working with children and families in a socially deprived area of Edinburgh, working with adults with learning disability, dementia, autism, and mental health conditions.
I have been involved in many areas of voluntary work, to include the prison service, supporting children and families of inmates.
I have also worked in a psychiatric hospital spending time with patients who had no close family members or visitors.
I have acted as a befriender and advocate to vulnerable and socially isolated adults with mental health issues, and have also been a befriender to women and their families through Women's Aid.
For some years I have also worked with Samaritans as a volunteer listener.