Design • Educate • Fundraise

Educate

A university professor set an examination question in which he asked what is the difference between ignorance and apathy. The professor had to give an A+ to a student who answered: I don’t know and I don’t care. As an adult educator I want students to know and care. Facilitating an environment where this can happen helps students achieve independence and take the first steps towards self-actualisation.

I currently teach literacy, numeracy and basic ICT skills to adults both young and old. Some have physical and intellectual disabilities.  I  also teach ESOL to ethnic minorities which has been an interesting experience. Not only have I had the opportunity to meet people from various cultures I’ve learned that subordinate clauses are not just Santa’s elves.

 

Counselling

Counselling is a way of learning about yourself and how you interact with others and your environment. My foundation is in  Person-Centred Therapy. I also use CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and Gestalt when appropriate. I currently Counsel in Northside Counselling Service and Target Counselling Service.