Soon after finishing school, I became a manager of temporary accommodation for individuals and family's experiencing homelessness. I met many diverse people from all walks of life with all different stories, backgrounds and life experiences to share. I was in this position for three years and it was during this time that I realised I wanted to train to become a Counsellor.
I went on to complete two Counselling courses at Sussex Downs College, named, Introduction in Counselling Skills and Intermediate Counselling.
I later went on to complete a Foundation Degree in FdSc Person-Centred Counselling with the University of Brighton. I have attended many training courses through a position as a Recovery Worker in mental health such as A.S.I.S.T, safeguarding, equality and diversity, mindfulness, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and Transactional analysis to add to my continuing professional development.
I am also a qualified trainer and have developed and delivered mental health awareness training within a mental health organisation and to external charitys'.