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About me...

I was born and brought up in London, and educated at Durham and Newcastle universities.

I became an English teacher, rugby coach, boarding school housemaster and, for over twenty years, the headmaster of a co-educational day and boarding school.

I am not a doctor, psychologist, psychiatrist or counsellor. But I do have wide experience of young people – not least as the father of four sometimes errant children!

Circumstances led me to develop a passionate interest in adolescent development and emotional wellbeing. I qualified as a Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor in 2012 and joined the Charlie Waller Trust in 2012. I have also attended an ASIST Suicide Intervention course. 

I live in Wimbledon.

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