What inspired you to join Chapter?
I feel very passionate about supporting people according to their individual needs. I believe that mental health support should be accessible and open to the variety of human experience and culture.
What’s the best bit about your work?
I’m looking forward to supporting service users according to their individual needs, getting involved in the team and engaging with training opportunities so I can share that knowledge.
And what’s your own wellbeing ‘go-to’?
I maintain my mental health and wellbeing by being outdoors in green spaces, spending time with my animals and loved ones, through engaging with counselling, journaling, mindfulness, self reflection and humour.
Perfect. Jess tell us something unusual, or unexpected, about you that not many people would know.
I have to avoid looking at animal rescue pages as I’m likely to fall in love! So far I have two cats, a crested gecko and two guinea pigs.
What’s your favourite inspirational quote for life?
“What if I fall? oh but my darling, what if you fly?” – J. M. Barrie, J. M. Barrie – Peter Pan
What 3 things are you most grateful for?
Love, hope and houmous
Any noteworthy professional associations / qualifications?
I have a Psychology (BSc) degree, a level 3 certificate in Counselling Skills and I’m currently working toward a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I was the chair of the LGBTQ+ Network for Wirral Community Trust and I’m a trainee counsellor for a local agency.
Lastly. What would you say to someone who’s thinking about contacting Chapter for support?
We’re a bunch of friendly, down to earth people. Please feel to contact us and together we can figure out how to best support you.