Underpinned by over 20 years’ of therapeutic training, experience and continued personal and professional development, my practice has extended across the private, voluntary and public sectors - including 5 years working in both primary and secondary education, and 5 years within the NHS. I have been running my own private practice in South Devon as since 2010.
In 2017 I launched Next Steps - for living, dying, grieving, a non-profit community project which is currently being registered as an unincorporated charity. Next Steps provides a much-needed forum for members of the local community to ask questions, share experiences and reach out for support on any topic related to death, dying and grieving.
At the moment we are one group, run by one person, in one town, meeting once a month. I intend for that to change. My vision is to ultimately expand the Next Steps model throughout the country. Right now we are "Next Steps in Kingsbridge". In time we will also become "Next Steps in Totnes", "Next Steps in Plymouth", "Next Steps in Exeter" and so on.
I am passionate about empowering people to move forward in life, and equally passionate about empowering people to prepare for death.
Instead of avoiding the subject of death, let's confront it, embrace it; reclaim it. Together, as a community.
Preparing for death allows us to fully experience life.
Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live