Becoming a counselor was something that I had a great interest in from a very, very early age. I wanted to listen to people, help them understand themselves and ultimately give hope.
As I matured and got older I began to look for organisations where I could volunteer to just listen and be there for people that were facing difficult times in their lives. I started volunteering at Mencap (I believe that is now called Mind). I realized that this was a calling/ vocation and decided to find out how to train to become a qualified counselor/ psychotherapist. I started training in 1998 while working within another Industry that I knew I would be leaving to follow my calling.