I founded Paths Through Change in 2020. I have worked with children and families for over 15 years in multiple capacities, including as a Family Solicitor Advocate and teacher. I am a parent and was also a child of divorced parents.
I am a Mental Health First Aider (Children & Young People) & have achieved the NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences.
I am from a huge family, with 4 siblings, ever-growing numbers of nieces and nephews and a young child of my own. Many of us have neuro-divergent traits and we are no stranger to complex medical needs. My parents divorced when I was 13 and I helped to raise my younger siblings. Having one child now makes for a much quieter home!
I love singing and was a chorister at Southwark Cathedral and a Choral Scholar at Christ’s College, Cambridge when studying for my English degree. I have taught singing (and flute, recorder and music theory) and English as a Foreign Language to children and adults. A favourite (but difficult) job was using music to teach English to Portuguese pre-schoolers in groups of 20+.
Over almost a decade, I worked with a huge range of clients (including multi-millionaires, well-known public personalities and international families) within different types of environments, from a big City firm to a High Street practice. I was recognised as a “divorce expert” (Huffington Post), “hardworking and compassionate… a star in the making” (Legal 500) and a “divorce law expert” (Daily Mail). I am particularly proud of being praised for giving “balanced advice” (Legal 500) which is crucial in Family Law.
Having my own child – like for so many – was an invitation to change that I took whole-heartedly. I have been fortunate enough to be able to reflect on the role that my own parents’ divorce played in my childhood and dig deeper into the area of child psychology. Being a parent, of course, has taught me the difference between theory and practice!
I’ve been many things to many people but the connection between them all – and what I bring to my role in Paths Through Change – is my ability to empathise deeply and understand people and their behaviour in a non-judgmental way. I’d love to connect and see how I can help your family.