How I got here (1) 2018-03-27T12:16:10+00:00

My sessions with Penelope surpassed my expectation. I couldn’t have predicted the impact our conversations would have on my ability to see where I wanted to go in my career, but also how my need to make those changes was bleeding into my personal life too. I will come back if ever the need arises!


I have a degree in English from Oxford University and qualified as a solicitor in 1988. I began my career as a Family lawyer in a top London law firm with and later specialised in Employment law working for a trade union.

I trained as a mediator in 2005, and am accredited in Commercial, Workplace and Community mediation. I have masses of experience in dispute resolution, working in business, the courts, prisons and schools. I am also a mediation trainer.

I am a coach accredited with Animas and am trained and experienced in Nonviolent Communication and Positive Psychology.

I did an MA in Creative Writing at Birkbeck, University of London, and have undertaken short courses and trainings in counselling, relationship work, the Dialogue Road Map, mindfulness, Teacher Effectiveness, and many other related themes.

But all these creds count for nothing without …

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