I feel strongly that the problems we encounter early on in life, if unaddressed, can impact greatly upon us throughout our lives.
The opportunity to work with young people has always been a passion of mine for this very reason. I work with young people aged 13 and upwards, helping them to develop greater understanding of their experiences and emotions, empowering them to deal with the challenges they may face throughout their lives.
I have previously volunteered at a charity providing group support to disadvantaged young people. Currently I work as the lead counsellor at a grammar school supporting students with problems they are facing both at school and in their personal lives.
Areas which I can provide support to young people include:
- Abuse (Physical, emotional, sexual)
- Divorced parents
- Self confidence/self esteem
- Self harm
- Suicidal thoughts