Moira (from Wirral Development Trust)
What's your background?
I was born in Liverpool, the youngest of 7 children. I moved to The Wirral in 1983 when I got married. I have 1 daughter and 1 gorgeous little dog. I am passionate about people and community. I have worked in various jobs picking up lots of useful skills along the way. If I had to describe myself in 3 words, I would struggle, lol, but I would say I`m a people`s person, I love to socialise as well as liking my own company on occasions. I love football, watching not playing!
What got you interested in becoming a family coach?
The Family Coach role interested me because I am by nature a very caring person and like to help people where I can. After all, we all need a helping hand from time time. Knowing there is someone at the end of the phone that can possibly help you to make the difference you want for you and your family, will hopefully make the decision to chat to someone so much easier.
What bits of family life have you got experience of helping with?
Being the youngest of 7 taught me a lot about family life as I was growing up. As a family of 9 we lived in a small 3 bedroomed council house which made life very interesting. As the baby, I was still quite young when my siblings started having children and I was always the one doing the babysitting. My nieces and nephews would confide in me and ask me for help with problems. I was widowed when my daughter was 3 and that changed our family life forever. I had to deal with the different stages of grief my daughter went through at various ages of her life and the realisation of how life would have been if things were different. I have had my fare share of family conflict to deal with during the years and wish there had been a service such as this one to help guide me through the minefield.
What would you say to someone who is 'uuming and ahhing' about signing up?
If you`re unsure whether this is for you, it`s ok to feel like that. I just want you to know that making that initial contact could be the key to make the change you want in your life. Its all about choices and nobody will be making you do anything you`re not comfortable with, what have you got to lose? Looking forward to chatting over a virtual cuppa.