Before joining GC, I worked in mental health and well-being coordination for the elderly and I have progressed from Level 2 Counselling up to completing the foundation degree.
I’ve been observing counselling in the industry and observed problems like a lack of staffing and I wanted to help these people by listening to them and using my passion for a person centred approach.
I would recommend anyone who wants to study counselling to do this course but also people who already work in mental health to learn more about listening to people and caring for others.
Age doesn’t matter and it shouldn’t be a barrier when it comes to education and learning skills. I would encourage anyone to do it and as the oldest person in the class, I didn’t let it stop me.