I started working with Rotherham Samaritans in February 2015 where I volunteered until July 2019.
I completed 6 months voluntary work as a Befriender for Sheffield Mind in Spring 2015. I gave companionship and support to a number of clients in the Sheffield region.
In the summer of 2015 I worked at DISC Sheffield (Drink & Drug Rehabilitation) where I took part in group therapy work with service users, this opened up my horizons and highlighted the importance and damage of substance misuse.
I’ve raised awareness on BBC Radio Sheffield, Sheffield Star, Rotherham Advertiser, Capital FM, Heart FM, Trax FM plus spoken at the regional NHS Conference, the RDaSH (Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber) Trust Board meeting. All with the aim of raising awareness for mental health in South Yorkshire.
I completed the Foundation in Counselling Skills in summer 2016 and also completed The Professional Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy in the summer of 2019. This was attained at The Academy: S.P.A.C.E. (Sheffield Psychotherapy and Counselling Education).
I started working for Priory Healthcare in March 2016 where I worked as a support worker for 18 months in a mental health unit. I worked with clients who had a number of different and complex needs. My main job was to be a solid support for them when they needed someone to trust in.
In September 2017 I started at Sheffield Mind as a support worker and had a number of clients for whom I offered one to one support (after sometime I became an enhanced support worker). This included companionship, practical help, assistance with benefits and generally just being a point of contact. The world can be a very lonely place for some people in society. I did this until August 2020.
My first placement was at Pathways Family Support Centre in Barnsley where I was a student counsellor, this was a domestic abuse charity. I worked with people on a one to one basis offering support to them in person.
My second placement was at Sheffield Mind where I worked as a student counsellor until July 2019. I worked with a wide range of mental health conditions and really added some valuable skills and knowledge to my toolkit.
In summer 2020 I started work at Sheffield Mind as a Therapist. I held this post until May 2022. I offered one to one counselling for the families of the military community. The service was called Keeping Families in Mind and the project was funded by the Ministry of Defence.
I have over 1400 hours of supervised clinical experience.
I have built up a significant wealth of personal experience that cannot be taught or acquired second hand.