Pauline Beaumont has a degree in Psychology and Philosophy, a post graduate certificate in Low Intensity Psychological Therapy and a Diploma in Group Work Practice. Based in a university Health and Wellbeing Service, she works as a student counsellor at Newcastle University, supporting students who are struggling with a wide range of mental health problems. Bread is a passionate hobby, and as a mother of six, feeding people is what makes her happy. She feels there is a synergy between therapeutic work, writing and baking bread that is fulfilling creatively and interpersonally. Mixing, proving and baking bread punctuates her week. She lives in Northumberland in the Northeast of the United Kingdom.