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Hi all, this is Belle here! It is so lovely to be here and a part of this brilliant forum. Thanks very much to you all and to @nashy for having me. Here is a little about me! I am currently working as a Parentline counsellor for yourtown in Queensland. Yourtown runs services such as Parentline QLD + NT on 1300 30 1300 (see www.parentline.com.au/other-support-services for the Parentline in your state), and Kids Helpline. I have had the privilege of being a yourtown counsellor for over 3 years now, and have been working with children, teens, and adults for the past 6 years. Over the years I have supported parents with many challenges, including co-parenting, separation/divorce, parenting strategies, and the challenges of balancing parenthood with mental health (needless to say, a timely topic!). At Parentline I work with parents across technology mediums such as email, web chat, phone and social media. Previously, I have worked in schools supporting young children through counselling and Play Therapy, and providing psychoeducation and support to their families. I continue to work extensively with children, teens and young adults around a myriad of issues including mental health, being a carer, family conflict, bullying and crisis support. I began my undergraduate studies in Psychology (Bachelor of Behavioural Science), moving to a Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychology, and then a Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am extremely passionate about supporting families as a whole, and feel very honoured to hear people’s stories. Fun Fact: When I was younger I wanted to either be a Marine Biologist or a Counsellor. While the movie, Jaws, may have helped steer me in the right direction, people are definitely a lot more awesome to work with!
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