I'm a Board Certified Genetic Counsellor (FHGSA), working privately for Capital Genetics Group in Wellington, based at Riddiford Medical Specialists. After 12 years working in the field of genetics both in the UK and in NZ as a Diagnostic Genetic Scientist, I began re-training as a Genetic Counsellor in 2003. The career move was prompted by both a passion for the field of genetics and a desire to work with people. Having the time to explain the implications of genetic conditions with families, clarifying risks for individuals, addressing concerns and providing support is what I enjoy most about my role. I have experience in all fields of genetic counselling, but a special interest in cancer genetics and genetic counselling for young people and their families. I have pursued further postgraduate study and experience in the field of counselling, and am working towards my Masters Counselling qualification.