Life took me down an educational route. I always had a passion for working with vulnerable, hard to reach people and with this goal in mind I wanted to ensure
that all my experiences, opportunities and education and employment related to this goal in order for me to succeed in achieving it. I worked hard to gain an ‘Upper Second’ in BSc Psychology at Goldsmiths University. It was here that I was introduced to the concept of behavioural and cognitive psychology, something that continues to fascinate me.
I realized that understanding behaviour and cognition was a big part of the work I wanted to be involved in and continues today to shape how I interact with the vulnerable people that I am trying to reach out and offer support to. I later went on to gain a ‘Pass with Merit’ in Criminology. I have had two years experience working to encourage vulnerable people with past addiction and/or convictions, into semi-independent living. I supported them to do this through key working and implementing care plans. This enabled vulnerable people in our care to set SMART goals to progress towards a brighter future. Through this work I have had the privilege of working alongside other agencies with similar goals, property developers and members of the Local Authority.