I've guest contributed on issues such as loneliness in Women's Health Magazine, the 'sunday night dread' in Grazia and have shared my happiness hacks in Boots Health & Beauty Magazine. I've contributed to articles for CNN, BBC, Telegraph and have co-written in Happiful Magazine and others. 


I'm the resident well-being expert for John Lewis Leeds and I've also worked on campaigns with Dame Kelly Holmes for national stress awareness week; collaborated with well-being brand NEOM, and offered my behavioural insights to agency campaigns on subjects such as motivation. 

I've spoken on countless panels in partnership with brands such as John Lewis and Whistles and I've hosted panel discussions too - one of my favourite panel discussions was the Marie Claire Magazine 'Future Shapers Live' event in London in 2018 talking about how I quit the 9-5.


I'm one of those strange people who loves LIVE radio. I love it because it's an opportunity to share with the world what I've learned. Whether it's talking about shyness on BBC Radio 5 Breakfast or a live call in on BBC Radio Leeds about suicide, after rocking up the air miles, this is my passion. For the last 3 years I've been the Resident Psychotherapist on the Stephanie Hirst show on BBC Radio Leeds, on air every month, giving the inside story of what I know, and I also regularly speak on BBC Radio 5 Live sharing my expertise.


The more stories that I hear in the therapy room, the more questions I have, and the more I want to find out those answers to some of the universal truths I've uncovered over the last 5 years. In my notebook I have some pretty big questions and areas I feel compelled to explore. This decade is about delving into those. 2020 was the year I started my PHD journey, because I want to understand in a much deeper capacity female mental health. 

I will graduate from Leeds University with an MSc Psychology in 2021 and my BPS graduate status before embarking on my Psychology PHD journey, which feels very exciting. 


I've been blogging and sharing daily content on my instagram feed about what I've learned for the past 5 years and at some point my plan is to translate all of that into a book about womanhood. It will happen at some point in the future - I want to share what I have learned. In the meantime, being a columnist for Flock Magazine is the next best thing.

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