My Professional Training
I trained and qualified as a Social Worker in London in 1985-1991. My training was generic
so it covered all client groups. I have worked as a Social Worker in both London and Scotland,
with clients suffering mental distress or who had diagnosed mental health problems, adults
with physical disabilities, older people, children and families and people with drug and
alcohol problems. My training had a therapeutic emphasis, which prompted me to write a
dissertation called “Alienation and Psychoanalysis – Towards a Radical Social Work Practice.”
Founder of Sound Inspirations, Pauline Bradley performing at Levellers Day, Burford,1993
My Musical Experiences
I am also a musician and singer songwriter. I began to learn to play the guitar at
school when I was nine; I had a musical teacher called Mrs Evans. I attended classes
at Stow College run by Glasgow
, where I began to learn how to play the mandolin. I also play the
tin whistle and recorder. I am keen to use music and creative writing as a means of helping
people overcome difficulties they have in their lives.
I have travelled extensively;
I was born in the north of Ireland and have been to Greece, Singapore, Costa Rica, Cuba,
Cornwall, London, Ireland, Wales and Scotland.
Pauline, June & Frank Bradley at Edinburgh Fringe Festival with Buddy Holly specs.