Joey developed his interest in education through his own experience at university, where he greatly benefited from an inspirational tutor who helped him to consolidate his ideas about how he found his brain worked. Without much access to assistive technology, he realised when working as a learning support assistant at a London comprehensive how crucial this support can be for neurodiverse people.
As well as having a passion for education and different learning styles, he has been training as a counsellor and psychotherapist for the last 5 years. This training has continued his interest in working with people and has led to the belief that, given the right kind of support, everybody has the ability to be effective in their quest to gain knowledge and further not only their future career but also their personality. Understandably, anxiety can be fairly common amongst students in higher education, and this is another area that Joey is keen to bring his different skills to support students to manage more effectively.
At weekends, Joey likes to read and walk. He harbours a sometimes unhealthy, minor obsession with live sport and is an avid supporter of Tottenham Hotspur! He also loves to watch the England Test Cricket team on lazy summer days! An excellent listener, he is a friendly person who is never quick to judge and enjoys to smile.