I have spent the last 26 years within a criminal justice environment, the last 11 of these working as an addiction councillor. Encouraging and coaching people to see there is a future, helping them to explore their options. Along side this I am a trained and accredited Life Coach by ducks in a row, a trainer and group facilitator and have worked with a number of models including ITEP, De-escalation management, Cognitive Behavioural Approaches, BSFT, Motivational interviewing, Mental health awareness, Mental health first aid, and a number of other qualifications linked to addiction. I have recently completed the ducks in a row Life Coaching qualification.
In my spare time I am a Scouter and have held numerous roles within Scouting over the past 40 years. I am currently an Explorer Scout Leader in the Dudley District, part of the team providing Scouting for young people between the ages of 14 – 18. I hold a current DBS clearance.
At home I have a grown up son and daughter and enjoy country holidays around the UK. After so long in the criminal justice environment the opportunity arose to bring my experience and skill into the wider world and help others to explore their potential.