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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:

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Disability Now article - The Growing Pains of a Disabled Parent

No one warns you how hard it is to be a parent, let alone the parent of a disabled child. 

I was talking to another parent of a disabled child the other day and I basically admitted I 'wing' it - I try things out, see if they work and if they don't move on to plan B, C, D... til I find the solution. 

Sure, there's some input from the 'professionals' from time to time but the bottom line is that the 'winging' it that us parents do is the only real way forward.  He totally agreed, saying he did the same, which was somewhat reassuring!

My latest Disability Now article about the trials and tribulations of being a disabled parent of a disabled child is now up on their website:

Thursday, May 2, 2013

My latest articles: Wheelchair dancing and an interview with ex serviceman Rory Mackenzie

I've got two articles in the latest edition of the Motability magazine 'Lifestyle'.

The first is about wheelchair dancing [see page 35] and increasingly popular pastime and sport for wheelchair users, and the second is an interview with a great guy called Rory Mackenzie [see page 46] who was injured in Iraq but has gone on to do so many exciting things: