Originally from Scotland, Ashley moved to Dubai 12 years ago to teach full time within the Emirate, spending the last 8 years teaching in an outstanding primary school. More recently, Ashley achieved a master’s degree in positive psychology and coaching and she is passionate about the wellbeing and mental health of children and those who care for them. She has now left teaching and works as a wellbeing coach at The Free Spirit Collective, and integrative psychology centre in City Walk Dubai. She has created many resources for educators and parents to share with children to encourage them to flourish. She has also recently published two children’s books which focuses on supporting children to discuss feelings and emotions and their character strengths. Ashley believes that the absence of mental illness is not conducive to wellness; everyone can go beyond and flourish in life. Areas of specialization include; primary education, positive psychology and coaching towards personal goals of clients.