I am a reflective practitioner. I believe that reflective practice is action focused and challenging. I use the creative and analytical thinking skills gained from studying a Masters Degree in Philosophy to help me deliver innovative practice. I am solution-orientated and directed towards identifying individual needs and facilitating changes in behaviour through improving verbal and non-verbal communication. My work using Video Interactive Guidance within families, develops attuned, empathic relationships to promote wellbeing and positive communication. My work in creating philosophical communities of enquiry in schools and colleges, improves creative and critical thinking through democratic, dialogic process. Both VIG and Philosophical Enquiry utilise the work of Vygotsky and the theory of intersubjectivity to develop methods that facilitate self-actualisation. I have worked within education, children’s services and mental health services to support change, and to empower people to change their lives.