I've been helping others to create order from chaos all my life. Room to Think was born in 2013 when I asked myself ‘that’ question: “if I could choose to do anything, how would I want to spend my time when I wasn’t with my friends or family?”
It feels like everything I’ve done in my life to date – paid, unpaid, work, social and personal - has led to Room to Think. I’m a woman, a mum, a partner and a householder. Having studied both Psychology and Fine Art at degree level, I'm now a part ime MSc student in Applied Postive Psychology and Coaching Psychology.
I have always had a pathological need to create order where chaos exists. I think in spreadsheets and categories and have a strong eye for the aesthetic. I have a friendly, easy-going manner and people say I am unshockable. I believe in, and am living proof of, the capacity we all have to move forward.
I live in East London and love my local community. I ride a bike and walk a lot. I’m fit, healthy and practical.
I’ve spent time in the voluntary sector and the business sector and have been involved in all sorts of community projects; I’ve set up and managed an architect’s practice, fundraised for an International Women’s Charity, run training workshops in work related practises and group dynamics and organised conferences. I’ve worked behind a bar and in a factory. I’ve picked fruit, stuffed envelopes and even had a brief stint of selling advertising space. I’m part of a group who have set up and run a community choir, and have sat on various Trustee Boards. My favourite projects so far – apart from Room to Think – are being a mum and walking from Birmingham home to London along the Grand Union Canal.
I find it a total privilege to be invited into peoples’ confidences to carry out this kind of work. This is the happiest time of my life – I’ve been fortunate to have a fair bit of therapeutic help in the past and am familiar with the feeling of being stuck or paralysed by even the thought of a task. I’m constantly inspired and amazed by the people I am lucky enough to work with.
- claudia, londonRead more testimonials