Having graduated from Sheffield Medical School in 1996, I went on to train as a GP. I passed the MRCGP examination in 2000 and gained additional expertise in chronic pain management, at the Northern General Hospital, where I remained as a part time clinical assistant for over 5 years. I went on to be the clinical lead for a community-based pain service in Sheffield until 2010. I am passionate about promoting best-practice in pain management, presenting to numerous audiences on communication skills and pain management and often both together. I have gained recognition nationally as a Community Pain Specialist and have contributed significantly to the Pain Management Diploma for Cardiff University.
All the while I have continued in General Practice, initially undertaking a salaried GP role before accepting a partnership at Sothall and Beighton Medical centre in 2004. I remain here and continue to enjoy being part of a dynamic and supportive primary health care team.
Alongside my GP work, I have trained in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), achieving Master Practitioner level in 2008. In addition to the Coaching training provided by the Yorkshire and Humber Deanery, I have achieved a Diploma in Life Coaching from Achievement Specialists. As a result I am an Accredited Practitioner Coach (APC) with the International Institute of Coaching and Mentioring (IIC&M). I incorporate a significant amount of coaching skills into my GP work. My private clients have been coached successfully on a wide range of issues including work-life balance, career progression and change management. I am committed to my clients achieving their full potential by providing a coaching relationship and space contusive to thinking clearly for themselves.
I am happily married with 3 energetic young children and an increasingly less energetic old dog. I enjoy being an active member both of my local community and our church, in more central Sheffield. I enjoy running to keep fit and amateur forestry in our woodland.