Kay qualified in 1997 with a Masters Degree in Social Work and specialised in Cognitive Behavioural group programmes in the criminal justice system for a number of years. She consulted with the Exeter and East Devon Youth Offending Team on the development and implementation of an emotional literacy programme and collaborated on publishing an animation based resource called Jakes' Story. For the past six years she has worked as a CBT Therapist in a local Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service, offering individual and group based therapy to people experiencing Depression and Anxiety disorders. With a personal practice in meditation and yoga over the years, Kay trained as a mindfulness teacher as part of a supervised pathway at Exeter University in 2012 and has been teaching Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction in an IAPT setting since.
Kay currently teaches Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy at the Mood Disorder Centre and works as a tutor on the Mindfulness Based Application Programmes.