What an experience this life has been so far!
On the work front, back in the 1980s and 1990s, I worked as a Personal Assistant in media and marketing in London (the BBC News, ITN, Carlton Television, and Macmillan Publishing). I worked and was a student in the academic environment too.
My life has always been situated around books and the military. For over a decade, I worked specifically for the welfare of thousands of soldiers (veterans too) all over the UK and Germany.
Since redundancy in March 2020, I set-out to combine all this experience (gained in marketing, media and welfare), by offering the skills I had gained as a:
- virtual assistant - helping people organise their paperwork
- book publisher - helping people put their words into print
- and mentor - helping people build their confidence and deal with their fears and phobias
Here are a number of interesting facts you may wish to know about me:
I have been certified as a psychotherapist for over ten years.
For over a decade I worked with thousands of men - some broken, some pissed-off, some drunk, and some that knew their shit and made sure everyone knew about it - and I've 'therapised' them all
I have presented relationship workshops to loads of mentally and emotionally broken and bruised couples - and put them back together again
I've worked as a Personal Assistant and a Production Assistant, serving tea, coffee and admin skills to blue chip companies and top media and publishing professionals around the world (BBC, Channel 4, ITN (Sir Trev was brill) and Macmillan)
My name is engraved in sterling silver on the school shield - for being best pupil of 1978 (I'm deadly serious about this, I have photographic evidence somewhere)
Having cycled across Sicily with a tent and a pack on my back - I've vowed never to repeat the exercise ever again (not because of the Italians, the Italians were funny)
Also having ridden on the back of a motorbike up and down and all-around Wales - I've vowed never to repeat that experience ever again too (not because of the Welsh, the Welsh were lovely)
I have a very good idea and plan of action to help you get over your bugbears and work through your shit like no one else can
My presentations are always great for family audiences (if you're 18+)
I pursued a career in TV production, running around with clapper boards, sandwich trays and all-important recording tapes at ITN News and suited-up BBC journalists with flak-jackets for war zones - and then I went and wrote a book about it.
Later I started selling my screenplays and scripts to anyone who would act them out - and even created a lively, ultra- modern musical stage play (Baz Lurhman-style) based on a medieval character of the religious ilk.
As a mature lady, I earned my degree in Psychotherapy at Nottingham Trent University.
What is more important is that, I found a way to combine all this experience by offering the services of book publisher, writer, and therapist. In other words, I help people achieve their dreams.
All my best,
Mentor and Publisher to Authors and Booksellers