LORRAINE REID

Counselling Manager, Trainer & Project Worker

BA (Hons) Counselling
O.A Dip. Child Behaviour, Dyslexia Therapist, Level 3 Education and Training.  Level 2 Certificates in Information, Advice and Guidance, Team Leading, Equality and Diversity, Mental Health Awareness, Health and Hygiene and many more.

I am a registered Individual member of the BACP and CYP and have a BA (Hons) in Counselling, as well as various other qualifications which I use in my job role. I am an integrative counsellor and work with clients of all ages and have specific experience of working with carers and children with SEND.

Historically, I have many roles before joining the organisation including providing volunteer counselling for a carers organisation and with children in schools.  I have also worked with Young People as an Auxiliary Support Worker for Youth Services and have been a school governor for approximately 2 years.

Currently, I have various roles within the organisation and enjoy the different perspectives and ways of working this brings. I am passionate about working holistically with the whole family as it is a way of maintaining and increasing the positive outcomes for all the individuals we support.  From experience, I understand the pressures and issues future generations face in our community and I want to do what I can to help tackle these issues and ensure positive outcomes and an increase in personal aspirations are achievable by all.

My personal commitment and interests are specifically in children’s development, well-being and education, now and through their school years. I want to ensure that not only educational attainment but also a child’s well-being is considered, as an important factor of school life. This approach can be hard to attain with limited resources and funding, but one which I have personally seen schools take on board and tackle. However, I understand they cannot do this alone and need to work in collaboration with parents, external services and local authorities to achieve the best outcome for the child and in turn the family unit.