Social Practice

My social practice has been honed and developed over the last 20+ years through my experiences of working in settings that span the cultural, health, social care, education, business, and charitable sectors. I use a person centred, collaborative, enquiry-based approach, and work predominantly with people who are disadvantaged, displaced, vulnerable or at risk of social exclusion. I use a variety of creative media from instant photography and collage to low-tech print and stitch to engage with and stimulate social processes. I am interested in ways of working that contribute to a more socially just and caring society.

Since qualifying as a psychotherapist and training in trauma informed approaches my work has focused more on how social practice can either explore, enhance, or expose issues connected to psychological well-being.

This section of my website provides a series of vignettes of projects that I have developed and facilitated over the last ten years. My work can respond to a particular need or issue within a community, explore the creative potential of bringing people together, or answer a research question. If you are interested in the way that I work and have a project idea that you would like to discuss, with a view to commissioning me, please get in touch.