I qualified as a Drama and English teacher with a B.Ed (Hons) from the now Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London in 1984 although I have never formally taught as a state education teacher. If you read the book, you'll know why...
I was introduced to the incredible world of drama therapy in 1987 at the BADth conference held at Roehampton University. I felt I had 'come home' and met my tribe. I qualified as a drama therapist in 1989 from the Hertfordshire College of Art and Design, St. Albans with a postgraduate diploma.
Feeling there was something missing from my training and working as I was with adults with profound learning difficulties, I studied play therapy at the Holborn Centre for Performing Arts that later transferred to Roehampton University. At the time, this was only a Certificate programme. I am delighted that play therapy now is an MA (as is Dramatherapy) and still remains at Roehampton.
In 2006, I began my training in Buddhist Psychotherapy at the Karuna Institute, Widecombe-in-the-Moor (it really is as beautiful as the name suggests), receiving my Masters in 2010 and accrediting as a Psychotherapist with the UKCP in 2011.
In 2012, I was successfully grandparented onto the UKCP Child Psychotherapy register through the Northern Guild.