This week, we spoke to counsellor, Angie Nettle.
What made you decide to be a counsellor for young people? Have you always wanted to work with children?
I fell into counselling children and young people after a relate counsellor I had been to see (as a client, many years before I qualified) suggested I contact an organisation after I finished my Fdsc. I’ve somehow always worked with children and young people. I’ve worked as a youth worker and project worker, and also as a horse riding instructor.
Most of my life, from the age of 3 has been around horses or ponies. All these jobs attract young people and children, so I’ve had a good background in working with this age group. I have an affinity with children and young people, so this helps!
You currently work in primary and secondary schools, in particular with children with dyslexia, ASD and ADHA, is this different to working with...