Tell us a bit about you?
I moved to Cornwall from London six years ago and embarked on a psychology and counselling degree. Since then I have worked with clients with serious addiction issues, mental health and complex needs, as well as using successful intervention to deal with the most serious of offenders. Prior to this role I was also working in the criminal justice system managing the Victim Care Unit provision at Konnect; commissioned by the Office of Police and Crime Commissioner. The victim lead provision supported victims of a multitude of crimes including the most serious. Over the past few years I have specialised in domestic situations including abuse and violence, alongside my qualifications in these areas I have been training in Psychoanalysis.
What is your super power?
I certainly don’t have a superpower, but I would say that I am dedicated and tenacious to getting the best possible outcome for my clients.
What is the best thing about your job?
The best thing about my job is the sheer variety it brings, each and every day I meet different people and am in different situations. No two days are really the same, from crown court appearances to visiting prisons and police cells, to a day in the Pluss office catching up on CRM skills.
Tell us an interesting or silly fact about you?
The interesting fact I would share about myself is that I used to live on a house boat on The River Thames.
Favourite food, film and place?
My favourite food has to be Thai Red Curry and Avocado (not together)! I’m not into films at all, I can’t remember the last time I sat through one! My favourite place has to be a little seaside town in Saint Tropez called Port Grimaud.
You can do one thing to change the world, what would it be?
If I could do one thing to change the world it would be to increase education around early intervention and the profound impact the early childhood years have on the development of individuals. I genuinely believe that if we worked harder on stopping issues develop we would have more success than trying to treat them later in life.
What do you do here at Positive People?
Positive People have employed Konnect to run a pilot project based around working with the hardest to reach offenders in an effort to reduce reoffending rates. My role at Positive People, as a coach, involves working with clients at their point of sentence in court or their point of release from prison.
Who inspires you?
The most inspiring people in my life are my parents; they both have an ingrained kindness that never wavers, no matter what they are faced with. They look at every situation objectively and try to see the best in everyone.
What is your positive message to share with the world?
My message to share with the world is… There is always more to a situation that may be obvious, there is a reason for every behaviour, action, overreaction, you name it. It’s impossible for us to have a full comprehension for the whole story, so try not to judge and always try to be kind.