I've known from a young age what I wanted to do. I, like you, have suffered with mental health, as I believe everyone has or will at some point in their lives. I know how it feels to struggle to get up in the morning, to not want to face the day but through counselling I've also come out the other side more together than ever before.
The mind, behaviours, and feelings of others has fascinated me for as long as I can remember. I started my educational journey at university, completing a BSc in Forensic Psychology and an MSc in Health Psychology. After leaving university I worked for the Ambulance Service as an Emergency Call Operator whilst studying further for my DPC in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
Gaining first hand experience of helping people struggling through difficult periods of their lives pushed me further and has given me a unique set of skills. To witness and understand humanity at its best and worst but know that everyone can still be okay is powerful and rewarding.
Everyone's story is different, and while I won't pretend to know exactly what you've gone through, you have my attention and care from the very beginning.
It's okay to not be okay - you don't have to suffer in silence.