After obtaining my counselling qualification in 2007, I embarked on a journey to further develop my skills and expertise in the field. In 2010, I achieved the position of Clinical Supervisor, which allowed me to provide guidance and support to other counsellors in our professional practice. This role enabled me to contribute to the growth and development of the counselling community, ensuring that high standards of care were maintained. 

In 2016, an important chapter began as both Shaun McCowie, who has sadly passed away, and I joined forces with Anxious Minds. Our shared vision was to establish and cultivate a comprehensive counselling and support service within the Anxious Minds. With our combined expertise and dedication, we worked tirelessly to develop a robust counselling team that currently consists of over 30 skilled and compassionate counsellors.  Within the charity, my current role encompasses overseeing all ongoing projects.

This responsibility allows me to ensure that the various initiatives and services provided by Anxious Minds are running smoothly and effectively. By actively managing and coordinating these projects, I strive to maintain a high standard of care and support for individuals seeking help with their mental health. 

These may include group therapy, workshops, educational programs, and community outreach initiatives. The establishment of this centre signifies our commitment to cater to the diverse needs of our community and ensure that mental health support is accessible to all.  In summary, my journey as a qualified counsellor and Clinical Supervisor has led me to play a vital role in the development and growth of Anxious Minds’ counselling service.

I am dedicated to enhancing the availability and quality of mental health support for people in the local area. I am honoured to contribute to the important work of Anxious Minds, as we strive to make a positive impact on the lives of individuals facing mental health challenges.