I’m the second eldest of five children, raised by my mum Gill in Derby.
I went to college to do a secretarial course, purely because I didn’t know what else to do. For most of my school and college days I messed around. Do I regret it? Of course I do, my general knowledge is somewhat shocking, I never listened, and never paid attention, unless it was drama and this gave me permission to act up.
Aged 21, I met Shane and we went on to get married and have two beautiful daughters Darcy and Ava.
I was lucky enough to give up work and commit fully to becoming a full time mum; I loved being at home with them, and look back on those days as precious. When they got older I went back to college to study to become a Counsellor.
After 5 years and becoming qualified, I started as a Counsellor in a children’s centre working with parents and carers. Sadly the funding ended and they could no longer employ me.
This prompted me to self employment, and I’m so glad I did.
I now work from a lovely room in my converted home garage and see clients on a daily basis; and now accredited with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I love my job and what I do. It can be challenging, but it’s most rewarding. Alongside my husband, family and friends, it gives my life its meaning.