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As well as being a freelance writer I am also a qualified counsellor and I work for a low cost counselling service in Exeter and for the NHS Gender Clinic also in Exeter.

Simultaneously, I work as a Disability Member of the First Tier Tribunal, Social Entitlement Chamber sitting on disability benefit tribunals on an ad hoc basis.

As a writer I specialise in writing about disability and health.

My articles have been published in the Guardian, Times, OUCH! [BBC disability website], Disability Now, Broadcast, Lifestyle [Motability magazine], The Practising Midwife, 'Junior, Pregnancy & Baby', Writers' News, Able, Getting There [Transport for London magazine], Junior, Community Care, DPPi [Disability, Pregnancy & Parenthood International]. I have also had articles commissioned by Daily Mail.

For more information about me and for examples of my writing please see below.

If you would like me to write an article for your publication, about any aspect of disability, please do get in touch:

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Work life balancing act

Gosh what a neglected blog... Probably due to my new laid back approach of not pretending I am 'super disabled mother housewife writer' all rolled into one anymore.

Actually the only thing I have cut right down on [as I can't really cut out all the other roles] is the writer one. I found trying to work on top of trying to do everything else [including overseeing a house renovation] was tipping the balance for me.

I think for a while I was trying to prove I can be like all those amazing [non disabled] working mothers but I realised it was making me unhappy and TIRED.

Now my youngest is going to pre school more I do have more time and the idea of working is creeping back into my consciousness. But I'm going to make sure that I don't take on too much and slip back into trying to be 'disabled super mum' - it makes a great story on the surface but if underneath it makes you unhappy what's the point?