I worked for the NHS as a care assistant, looking after elderly people with Alzheimer and dementia.
After moving to Gloucestershire, one of my children was diagnosed with Autism which prompted me to set up and run a support group for parents and carers of special needs children and young people.
I am fluent in both English and French and taught French for a while. I encountered different people from all walks of life who were learning the language for loads of different reasons. I really enjoyed this experience.
Having faced some complex and challenging events through my life, I got to a point when i started to struggle with my everyday life, experiencing depression and panic attacks. I wanted a long-lasting solution. I sought Counselling and I gained so much from the process that I decided to do my training and become a counsellor to be able to deliver similar support to others.
I have been on both side of counselling, as a client and as a counsellor, and can understand how difficult it is to make the decision of having counselling. I believe it takes a lot of courage to ask for help and really respect this.