I started my second career in 1992. I decided I’d had enough of fixing electronics and computers and I embarked on an entirely different path.
I wasn’t sure at first, but my meandering led me to train as a Counselling Therapist. Three years of study and a lot of personality development saw me graduate with my Advanced Diploma in Person-centred Counselling.
Along the way I had spent a year working as a volunteer Tranquilizer Addiction Worker and extra studies in psychology. So not long after I got my diploma, I was offered a post in a nearby National Health Service Trust Community Mental Health Team as a full time therapist.
After nearly 10 years, the job finally got the better of me and I left the NHS. After some time resting my brain, I started up in private practise, just in time for the economic crash in 2008, and my business hit the deck! I took the hint and left working as a therapist alone. I think I’d done enough by that time.
Since then I’ve continued to work loosly within the field of mental health, working in psychiatric hospitals and also the Prison Service with sex offenders.
Over the years I was able to develop my writing skills, so it eventually became obvious to start writing about mental health issues. That brings us to today, where I now teach and write about mental health awareness.
So that’s me in a nutshell. Now I’m a Freelance Blogger and Writer for Hire!