(FROM NEXT CHAPTER NW)
what's your background?
I have 17 years experience supporting families across Wirral. Previous jobs have included early years and youth work, family support and domestic abuse. These roles have led me to recently co-create a Healthy Relationships Hub. I live with my 2 adult daughters, 6 year old grandson and Sprocker spaniel called Milo (which definitely keeps me busy!) so when I'm not planning new adventures I love nothing more than to kick back and relax with a good box-set.
what got you interested in becoming a family coach?
The idea of Family Coaching appeals to me because I'm always keen to find new ways to support and engage families so that they can reach their full potential. I'm really interested in exploring how our life experiences can shape our own values and attitudes. I'm looking forward to working with families to help them set goals,develop skills and routines to help problem solve challenging situations.
what bits of family life have you got experience of helping with?
Having worked for many years as a Family Support Worker, Youth Worker and Domestic Abuse Advisor I have a broad range of experience in many aspects of family life ranging from parenting, drug and alcohol issues, pregnancy and birth, employment and social/environmental issues. My interest lies in healthy communication, conflict resolution, combating feelings of loneliness, isolation and lack of motivation.
what would you say to someone who is 'uuming and ahhing' about signing up?
If you really arent sure about signing up for this today I'd say:
"Do something today that your future self will thank you for - the key to success is to focus on goals, not obstacles. Its free and you have nothing to lose".