Chair of Trustees
I have been Senior Minister of Shirley Baptist Church since Oct 2007 and a FSC Trustee since April 2008. My main role is to offer supervision to our advisers. We are committed to delivering the best standards of training and supervision, and this is vital to the way we work.
I am a locally practicing GP who knows the time constraints placed on us when patients present with more than a physical problem. It is wonderful to support a service like the Family Support Centre who can listen and support clients when we are unable to. As a trustee, I can raise awareness amongst colleagues and give any relevant advice to the centre.
Over many years I trained to become a qualified counsellor. This has enabled me to offer counselling to people with wide ranging needs. I also train and supervise advisers, and am pastor at Grace Church, Shirley.
My background includes working for the NHS, Marie Curie and as the administrator of Dickens Heath Church. This experience helps me to work with the other trustees to ensure the FSC continues to deliver its quality service.
Over the past thirty years I have worked as a social worker in Children and Families, Older Adults, Asylum Seekers and Hospice End of Life care. I have previously been a trustee for a counselling charity and I am currently a volunteer chaplain at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital and part of a team involved in setting up a mobile shower service for rough sleepers and homeless people.