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Lei (Counsellor in Training)


I am about to start my Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling at Guildford College, and am really excited to be at the beginning of my journey towards becoming a counsellor. It’s something I have wanted to do for a long time and feel that I’m now at the right place in my life to pursue.


I found Aurora whilst undertaking research during my Level 3 in Counselling Studies, and felt drawn to it. I was really encouraged by the spirit I found at Aurora and am looking forward to being able to volunteer in such a warm, nurturing, supportive place.


The path I’ve taken to find myself here, volunteering whilst I study, has taken me to lots of interesting stops along the way. I’ve worked with the homeless, in HR and Communications for the corporate housing industry and more recently have been raising three young boys and facilitating self-care based parenting courses.


I truly believe in the need for organisations like Aurora. For people in counselling to have a safe and accepting space to be whilst feeling part of a community that values them for who they are. Aurora offers time and support whilst a client works to nourish themselves and grow, I think that’s special, and I’m thrilled to be involved.