My name is Jodie Wade. I made the career changing decision to retrain from a night care assistant in a Dementia Care Home to qualify as a counsellor. My reason being, I wanted to provide an affordable service and give a safe place for people to be heard, valued and opportunity to work through whatever was problematic to them so they can lead a more balance life.
Through out my career, I have spent many years caring for others. I have worked as a day and night care assistant, a reablement support worker in the community and in my early 20's, I completed placements in mental health units. I have provided support on many levels for physical, emotional and psychological needs, as well as end of life care. I have always been passionate about supporting vulnerability and helping others learn its ok to ask for help.
Whilst I have my private practice, I am also a member of the counselling team for a local charity, The Pelham in Bexhill and a non-profit organisation, The Old Bank Well Being Trust in Eastbourne.
In previous years, I have gained insight and experience working with a couple of other charities. One was counselling clients with Alcohol and Substance misuse and the other I gave Bereavement Counselling at a local hospice.
I have a special interest and I am very intrigued with how our behaviours with food can become entangled with our emotions and how this can then impact our perception of ourselves, especially when weight becomes a strong focus, effecting body image and self-esteem.
Chronic conditions can have significant impact on our mental health as they can leave you feeling lonely, low and helpless. I have an interest in supporting those who have to manage their health on a daily basis. This has come about from my own personal experience. Working remotely the majority of the time, means I am more accessible to those who are unable to attend face to face sessions.
UPCOMING TRAINING -
Making the decision to see a counsellor is a big step to take and is a positive one. Please read on to find out more about how I could help you.
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