Specialist Mentor (MH)
Joy has a working background in Social Work, Teaching and Counselling, maintaining Social Work registration for thirty years and having studied:
- Person-Centred Counselling
- Neuro-linguistic Programming
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
- Brief Solution-Focused Therapy
- Advanced Communication Skills
- Art Psychotherapy
For fifteen years, Joy has been a Lecturer and Mentor working with Health and Social Care Professionals and Public Health Services. More recently, Joy has focused on Mental Health and Well-being working as a Mental Health Practitioner and Specialist Mentor. Now their chosen career path and interest is working specifically as a Specialist Mentor within the Diversity and Ability Team.
Joy looks forward to developing a ‘working partnership’ with students whilst maintaining a safe environment that is conducive to exploring expectations of the ‘Student’ and ‘Specialist Mentor’ role. Agreeing on a clear plan together will assist students on their learning journey. Joy hopes to foster educational and personal growth and is committed to supporting students in building confidence and fulfilling their potential. Finding creative ways of connecting and engaging students in their learning, whilst being kind, is important to Joy.
Joy believes in life long learning and continually working on improving their own self-awareness and emotional intelligence; so they can offer transparency, honesty, assertiveness, equal opportunity, empathy, authenticity and constructive feedback when working alongside students.
Joy’s interests are walking, reflecting, travelling and being with their family, friends and pet dog aptly named ‘Chance’. If you happen to work alongside Joy, just talk to them about ‘Chance’ and before you know it you will be laughing at the ‘doggy tales’ and exploits of a highly spirited Weimaraner!