Andy qualified from SLI/UCLan in 2008 with a Postgraduate Diploma in BSL/English Interpreting and experienced life as an in-house interpreter for a Deaf charity, then a local authority/health service, before going freelance in 2015.
He works mostly in office support (Access to Work) and community settings (social care & medical). Andy is based in Essex, but the majority of his work is in London…at least it was pre-Covid; these days, he works almost exclusively from a room adjacent to his lounge!
Frustrated by his needs as a freelancer not being met by his informal, unfacilitated peer group, he sought out professional supervision and was accepted onto the second cohort of the Diploma in Supervision course with 360 Supervision, achieving the Diploma in March 2018. Further details of Andy’s journey to supervision can be found in his blog, ‘How Supervision Chose Me’, which was the first blog published on the revamped 360 Supervision website in August 2018.
He really values accessing his own supervision and considers it a privilege to witness the benefits that others get from being supervised. More recently, Andy has begun to move into the realm of doing presentations about supervision, in the hope of encouraging interpreters from trainees to 20+ years qualified, men in particular, to engage in the process.