I knew from a very young age that I wanted to work with children and completed my teaching degree in 1996. Since then I have taught in a number of schools in and around Bath, Bristol and Somerset. I thoroughly enjoyed the challenges and the unpredictability of teaching but I found I was becoming frustrated with how little time I had to support the children emotionally. I had a strong desire to work therapeutically with children who were finding life difficult and was delighted to find I could study for a Masters in Play Therapy. Play Therapy is my passion. I work as a Play Therapist in private practice in Paulton, in local schools as well as for Barnardo’s in Somerset. I also continue to teach one day a week in a local infant school.