I was a potter for 20 years, designing, making and doing everything else that is part of running a small business. My curious nature led me to gain qualifications and expertise in the fields of coaching (both personal and business), communication training and education. This led to me becoming a dyslexia coach in the workplace.
Within a short period of time, I’d been approached by the parents of a ten-year-old girl and a fourteen-year-old boy, both struggling with their dyslexia at school. At the same time, I was coaching a nurse who was struggling with her numbers and arithmetic. At that point in time, I made the decision to find a way to support clients of all ages, helping them address the challenges they face at the source of the problem.
Being dyslexic myself, and having worked with many individuals, I know that dyslexia brings challenges and strengths. I also know that, when a person is motivated to change and receives the support they need amazing things can happen.
As I had experienced the benefits of a Davis Dyslexia Programme myself, I decided to embark on the long journey to becoming a Davis® Facilitator. I completed my training in 2015 and have a private practice in Forres, Morayshire. My home next to Grant Park offers the perfect place to work with my clients.
I am starting my fourth year of studying Psychology at the Open University, with an emphasis on the Psychology of Childhood and Youth.
- BA (Hons), Workshop Ceramics, University of Westminster
- Waldorf teacher, The London Rudolf Steiner Seminar
- ILM (Institute of Leadership & Management) Level 5 Certificate
- NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Master Practitioner and Trainer
- Licensed Davis Facilitator
- Currently studying BSc Psychology, Open University
My passion for the ‘Gift of Dyslexia’
Being dslexic myself, and having worked with many individuals, I know dyslexia brings challenges and that dyslexic people also have particular strengths. I also know that, when a person is motivated to change and receives the support they need amazing things can happen.
Both now and in times past, there are uncountable examples of individuals whose greatness is/was a result of their dyslexic gifts and talents. Problem solving and ‘out of the box’ thinking are just some of the great attributes of these individuals. They have achieved great things not despite but because of their dyslexia.
What else do I love?
I love creative writing, especially poetry, storytelling and public speaking. I love working in my allotment and growing my own vegetables, which I can pick and within minutes turn into a delicious meal.