I began my career in the UK where I was born and raised, working in film and television where I aspired to tell stories that would help people in some capacity. After several years and several films, I decided to move into a more direct role and moved to Vancouver, British Columbia in 2015 to train as an art therapist at the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute. Throughout my education, I specialized with youth who were experiencing trauma, grief and loss. As part of my graduate thesis, I created a program called “The Moving Story”, a group for children that incorporated narrative therapy and stop-motion animation to help participants re-write chapters of their story that no longer serve them.
In 2017, I was hired by the Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC where I currently work as a Youth Counsellor for their Nexus Program, which provides free outreach counselling services to youth experiencing mental health and substance abuse issues.
As of 2018, I am studying for my Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology through Yorkville University, which I will complete in 2020.