I work in Education, however returning to study as a mature student I did find a challenge to begin. Without the consistent guidance and support from everyone at the university, I do not feel I would have been able to continue, or to grow in confidence and knowledge in this Counselling field. I have worked hard to sustain my efforts, learned how to relate my own knowledge and experiences to Counselling and helping others. With increased determination and commitment to the study, talking on board all the comments for further development offered to me by the university, (in particular my tutor Andrew Williams and Alan Smith), I am now truly enjoying the journey.
Initially I was not sure how useful an online course would be . I was living and working abroad at the time,so studying remotely was the only way of gaining a recognised qualification. I was pleasantly surprised at how interesting and challenging and informative the course was .