Professional Storyteller is a network for people who work in the field of oral storytelling. Please write a brief paragraph about your work.
I currently work as a Speech & Language Therapist in a psychiatric hospital and use storytelling as part of my work. The Service Users I work with have difficulties with communication so using storytelling is a way of supporting more effective communication as it encompasses so many language and social interaction functions. Some of the communication work that I do with Service Users includes working on projects that are submitted to the Koestler Awards (www.koestlertrust.org.uk).