Volunteering - Claire's story
Claire planned ahead for her retirement from her busy full-time job by training as a counsellor for FASS.
"The training days involved much interactive work, which made both intellectual and emotional demands." says Claire.
"I had to examine many of my values and reflect on life experiences, working closely with my fellows. It is not surprising that we learned so much about ourselves and each other in this supportive setting."
With regular support and supervision sessions from her supervisor at FASS, Claire gradually built up her experience. Over two years, she produced her professional development portfolio and amassed over 100 hours of counselling practice with clients.
Claire says, "Volunteering has given me a route to fulfilling needs of my own; engaging in purposeful work, while learning new skills."
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