Are you sitting comfortably?

If so, I’d like to think it’s because you’re either reading one of my stories, sitting in a theatre somewhere about to settle in to watch some of my work – in which case, don’t forget to turn your phone off in a minute – or maybe you’ve just experienced the magic of one of my workshops and are reflecting on it.

Wherever you are at the moment, sitting, lying, or just generally in your life, you’ve stopped by for a reason. Chances are, you want to know more about me because I’m soon to work with you and you need that stability and knowledge, or maybe you’ve just finished working with me and want to revisit who I was or find out more.

As a qualified Youth Worker my focus is on supporting (primarily) children and young people but I’ve worked with adults and families too. I am a Relax Kids practitioner, Youth Leader at  Kennington Youth Club, and a writer and storyteller. My aim is to inspire minds, make you think, even change your life for the better, if that’s what you want… 

Roy is caring and knowledgeable. He suggests great techniques and is amazing at tailoring his sessions to individuals.

Background and Experience

I graduated from The Open University with a 2:1 BA (Hons) in Youth Work, Foundation Degree in Youth Work, and Certificate in Youth Work. I’ve been involved in youth-related work for more than 17 years, the majority spent in pastoral care within education, the remainder as a Scout Leader and Youth Worker.

I’ve worked for the local authority as a schools adviser; this included working closely with a school to get them out of special measures. Within the charity sector, I’ve supported youth organisations to achieve accreditation, and was key in enabling several youth groups to reopen and flourish. I have been involved in youth and community theatre, designed and run training courses to support adults mental wellbeing and continue to seek out post-graduate courses that support my professional development.

Currently my work is split between working as a Learning Mentor for Complex Needs in a primary school, a Nurture practitioner, and a workshop facilitator for Protective Behaviours and issue-based matters across the county.

The creative Roy has had theatre training with The Vera Legge School of Performing Arts, Pegasus Theatre, and KEPOW theatre company, the RSC, Small Nose Productions, as well as studying creative writing at a basic level with The Open University.

Key Certificates

  • BA (Hons) Youth Work
  • Foundation Degree in Working with Young People
  • Certificate in Working with Young People
  • Relax Kids Coach
  • Support Work in Schools NVQ Level 3
  • CWDC Learning Mentor Programme

Post-Grad studies

  • Knife Crime and Youth Violence
  • Protective Behaviours Foundation Course
  • Life Coaching
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Young People’s Mental Health

Further training

  • Emergency First Aid
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Improvisation and Storytelling (KEPOW! Theatre)
  • Creative Writing (Open University)
  • BTEC ND Media
  • Scout Leader training
  • Voice and Text (Michael Corbidge, RSC)