When I was younger, I always knew I wanted to go to university. But when the time came to decide what I actually wanted to do, I didn’t have a clue. I knew I wanted to do something associated with psychology but the regimental and theoretical aspects put me off. In the end, pretty close to the deadline through clearing, I decided to do counselling and therapy. I liked the way it was practical and gave you the opportunity to apply what you learned to real-world situations.
I completed the course and, although I enjoyed it, I knew it was not for me long term. I then spent five years working in music. I spent time teaching the guitar, managing rehearsal rooms, working as a tutor on week-long music courses for kids and doing bits of music journalism. I have a passionate interest in music, both in the performance, creation and therapeutic qualities, a passion that permeates much of the work I now do with The Open Door Centre.