I am a mental health counsellor and psychotherapist for clients that use Epsom and Ewell Foodbank.
We offer these services to clients that are struggling with their mental health, displaying symptoms of depression, anxiety and other mental health issues.
We do not receive any funding from the government or local authorities and rely purely upon donations.
I am a fully qualified counsellor and integrative psycotherapist in private practice and although when I work for the foodbank, I offer a special reduced charity rate to make funds go further, we still require donations to cover expenses and time.
Our ultimate goal is to reach a point where clients no longer need to use a Foodbank as they gain the skills, confidence and self-esteem that enable them to manage their lives independently of our services.
The foodbank counselling service has over the three years we have been running, helped many people to live a more balanced, fulfilled and manageable life and we fully intend to continue helping local people where there is still a need.
I am personally interested in mental and physical health and spend a lot of my free time researching and reading to increase my knowledge. I am a practising Christian and belong to a local church.
Annually churches together in Ewell hold a free "fun day" for the local community called Hope and I lead the team of volunteers who come together to create this fun event.