As a director and trainer at Euonymus the company is my passion. I have set up Euonymus to help individuals and organisations reflect together on how to improve outcomes for our children within a non judgemental and nurturing environment. The two strands of Training and Nurture that Euonymus offers, seek to help parents and professionals to support each other, their children and themselves, in order to find a positive pathway for all.
From working within the Primary Education System for over 18 years as a teacher, Deputy Head and Inclusion Manager I have gained a wealth of experience working with pupils with SEND, SEMH concerns and those who just don’t quite fit inside the ‘expected’ shaped hole. I am an experienced SENCO and hold the National Award for SENCO's.
From my experience within schools and within my own personal life I have found it is increasingly noticeable that it is not only the children, but also the adults who support them who need to be nurtured. More often than not the wellbeing and development of adults, children and practitioners are all intertwined.
As a Mum of two lovely (and at times extremely challenging) children I have been both on the inside and outside of the home/ school conundrum and am fully aware of the many pressures that parents and teachers experience each day. A listening ear with knowledge of the system can go an awfully long way, but is not always available due to time and resourcing. A little extra help to understand what is expected and what practical strategies are available to us as teachers and/or parents can make us feel more confident and able to meet the needs of the children in our care.
With my interest in wellbeing I have trained as a level 3 sports massage therapist as well as studying aromatherapy massage. I hold a certificate in child and adolescent counselling, have completed CAMHS training for supporting mental health of children and adolescents and have a diploma in CBT counselling techniques. In addition I have trained to support individuals to manage personal stress and mental challenges through the use of TFT.