Hi readers, and welcome to the start of my journey as a professional counsellor.
I mean, I’ve been in a school welfare & wellbeing role since February 2019, and it’s been a blast! I’m there now – and as someone who really wanted to work in schools, and youth mental health, it was a dream come true!
But this year has presented a whole range of new challenges for me – and everyone. And I wanted to do more. So last week I applied for my counselling registration, and yesterday my insurance was approved, so I opened up Counselling with Mike.
I’ll go more into my story in later posts, but I came to study Counselling and Psychology in 2016 after working in the construction industry. I have a lot of interests, but they’re easily distilled down to to – I want to help people who’d otherwise struggle to get help. That’s really it – that’s my mission in mental health.
I’m starting this blog for accountability, a public journal, and maybe even a resource for present and future early career counsellors. I remember finishing up with uni and thinking “wait, what now?” The counsellor pathway isn’t as laid out as the psychology ones – it can be tough to navigate and figure out “what’s next”
Thankfully I have a fantastic team who’ve supported me in my school role. Next up on the to-do list – find a supervisor!
Stay tuned, and thanks for reading!