Tamsin Cottis

Tamsin is a Child Psychotherapist and writer of short stories and poetry. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Birkbeck. Her work has been long and shortlisted for a number of prizes and has been published in the Mechanics Institute Review, Tell Tales 4 and Rattle Tales. Her story, ‘What Goes Around’ won the Mslexia short story prize in 2012.

Tamsin has a long-term, passionate commitment to work in the field of learning disability and mental health and she is interested in how creative activity, including writing, can impact positively on mental health. She is currently working on a collection of linked short stories in which her fictional protagonists are those whose voices often go unheard – including children and adults with learning disabilities and/or mental health problems.

Tamsin has three adult daughters and lives in east London.