I am qualified Occupational Therapist and Counsellor and after a brief period in a general medical setting have worked in mental health services in for the NHS and Voluntary sector, in the community in the Borough of Lambeth and locally as well hospital settings in the UK and USA.
For the last twenty five years of my career I worked locally in community settings, counselling in Mental Health units and in general practice. I also combined this with a variety of management posts as well as being responsible for the programme set up to train Occupational Therapy students for the Kettering District. I took the opportunity to attend a wide variety of management courses during my career. I have continued to increase my knowledge by attending courses relevant to my position on the board.
I am interested in the theatre, cinema, gardening and cooking so I need to attend the gym which I enjoy!
I am lucky that my grandchildren play a great part in my life which reminds me of the difficulties that families from all walks of life face in bring up their children in this ever changing world