Milly qualified with a BSc (hons) in Nursing Studies in 1991 and has undertaken additional training in counselling, substance misuse, mental health, sexual health and contraception, solution focussed brief interventions, compassionate communication and has a training qualification.
Before MO, she worked in HIV in-patient care, GUM health advising, youth work, healthcare for street homeless adults, occupational health and teenage pregnancy. She also co-managed a well-evaluated programme of training around sexual health, mental health and substance use for adults working with children, young people and families in Swindon for over five years. She co-authored an innovative and award winning sexual health training resource through Leonard Cheshire Disability's 'In Touch' Project in 2010.
Olivia has a particular interest in cognitive and behavioural psychology; why people behave the way they do and the links between emotional response and perception of the world. This interest stems from working with homeless young people and the associated alcohol and other drug use, relationship difficulties and mental health problems, as well as working with with foster carers and adoptive parents.
Her fascination of undestanding behaviour is further fuelled by being a parent and learning to navigate day-to-day emotions and expressions of need!
Olivia has qualifications in Adult Teaching, Psychology and Social Geography, and additional training in Solution Focused Brief Interventions, Non-Violent Communication, Principles of Permaculture and Counselling.
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