Before qualifying as an art therapist, Natalie was a teacher who specialised in teaching art to primary school children. She studied at Queen Margaret University and gained experience working with adults with learning disabilities and primary school children on professional placements.

Alongside working with the Teapot Trust, Natalie works with other charities in Edinburgh and Fife, offering art and creative therapy to support young carers and vulnerable children in the community. She is interested in bringing in other creative means of expression within therapy and offers play, music, and the outdoor environment in these child-centred sessions.

Originally from Kent, Natalie travelled and worked abroad, returning to Scotland to settle with her family in Edinburgh. Her spare time is full of knitting, crochet, gardening, her own art practice, and supporting Edinburgh Rugby Club.