From Aircraft Engines to Human Dynamics – a bit about myself.
A proud son of the South Wales Valleys, I was married and a father at 17, working with my Dad at Port Talbot and later at GE Aviation Nantgarw with my brother Mark till his untimely death in a road accident.
For 17 years I worked my socks off to support my family, and then it all fell apart
I tried various forms of therapy and learned a lot about myself. People saw how I had turned my life around and wanted me to help them too, so I began to study in earnest and eventually left engineering to practise as a fully qualified therapist.I also joined a band, Sounds Familiar, with whom I still play sax to this day.
My passion grew to help others to be the best they can.
In 2005 I began a senior teaching position at a Welsh medium school. It was here I had the privilege of teaching a very special group of children. Through their innocent honesty, they facilitated a journey of self-reflection. I have been honoured and privileged to work with many wellbeing practitioners who have been key to my personal journey, many of which are part of R2C’s work today. They supported me in developing tools to overcome the impact of separation and grief and in creating new structures to move forward positively. This very personal experience helped me fully understand and appreciate the importance of wellbeing on behaviour, achievement, and happiness. Experiencing the importance of this first hand, wellbeing became my focus and priority in every classroom, childcare setting, and training room I have delivered in since, as well as with my own children and family. I am so very excited to be a part of Remember 2 Care and supporting others in their own journeys.
Rhondda girl born & bred to working class parents that tried to give me all possibilities & experiences by always putting myself & my elder sister first. This was key to my appreciation of my parents’ attitude towards life & how strong they were & made me. This was definitely the foundations for me in employment/career paths, becoming a wife & mother of two beautiful daughters.
Despite my Dad’s diagnosis of Lewy Body Dementia, he still inspires me to keep going & fight for want you want to achieve in life. Becoming part of Remember 2 Care & our mission became a “no brainer” for myself & my family.
I found myself in a competitive & extremely active childhood being a Club Swimmer, Lifeguard & a participant & love for all sports. Physical wellbeing & nutrition was definitely something that came natural to me. As a mother & wanting to make sure that my children were water confident from birth, I found myself wanting to give back a life skill, so I trained as a Swimming Instructor teaching Babies & Children in local pools within RCT. This is part time as a passion alongside my 16-year career in Local Housing.
My many roles within housing has made me see 1st hand what generations of individuals/families may face every day whether it be Relationship breakdowns, Food Poverty, Fuel Poverty, Digital Inclusion, lack of opportunities to progress in schools & higher education, lack of facilities/services in the local area & young & older Carers that go unnoticed. This each comes with physical, emotional & spiritual challenges every day & I am proud that Remember 2 Care have so many professionals that can make a positive change or difference.
I am excited to be part of Remember 2 Care & look forward to how we can empower you to be the best you can be.
From logical, methodical accounting to spiritual healing
Born and bred in the Rhondda Valleys. I am married with two beautiful girls and a qualified accountant. I liked the fact that with accounts there is a right and a wrong answer, everything can be reconciled and proved. However, when my Dad passed away some 15 years ago, I couldn’t let go. I so desperately wanted to have another chat with him and I started to delve into spirituality. I stumbled across Reiki, had lots of sessions and found it to be very relaxing. I then decided to learn about Reiki and qualified as a Reiki Master in 2014 and then took a course in Integrated Energy Therapy and am now a Master Instructor.
I love people and helping them grow.