Inspired to learn sign language to communicate with my daughter; I went on to qualify as a sign language interpreter after studying the Postgraduate Diploma in British Sign Language/English Interpreting at the University of Central Lancashire. I am registered with the NRCPD and as native of Lancashire, I prefer to work in North West England.
Working mainly in Healthcare, Mental Health, Social Services, Community, Training Courses and Higher Education settings; I follow a practice profession approach to my interpreting work. I receive regular supervision and appreciate the many benefits it brings. It has been fundamental in developing my abilities to reflect on my interpreting practice and undertake appropriate development opportunities to hone my skills.
Motivated by my own experience of supervision; I have completed a PostGraduate Certificate In Clinical Supervision (Derby University) and also hold a level 3 Certificate in Clinical Supervision that is approved by the BPS (British Psychological Society), the only UK psychology and psychotherapy body established by Royal Charter and one of the primary national leads in determining national recommendation on clinical supervision across a range of groups. I am a listed NRCPD Supervisor of Trainee Interpreters and I am a qualified assessor.
To maintain my work-life balance I ensure I remain creative, curious and eclectic by sharing my love of art, music and good food with my family and friends.