Whitsunday counsellor to embark on new adventure
MORE than 15 women and their children gathered for the Whitsunday Crisis and Counselling Service’s fortnightly support group to farewell counsellor Leah Anderson.
Mrs Anderson has been a counsellor at the Whitsunday Crisis and Counselling Service for the past five and a half years and will be finishing her work at the centre today (Thursday, April 24).
“While I’m very sad to be leaving the Whitsunday Crisis and Counselling Service, I’m really looking forward to this exciting new chapter in my life,” she said.
Mrs Anderson will be moving into a new role as a foster carer with specialisations in recruitment and training.
“Sometimes stepping through the door is the hardest decision for people to make, but when they do, they will see that there is a whole world of support available to them,” Mrs Anderson said. The Whitsunday Crisis and Counselling Service run a fortnightly support group to help reduce the feeling of isolation for women in the local community.
The group gathered last Thursday at the 121 complex in the courtyard of in front of Ethos - Fair Trade Gifts and Handicrafts - to enjoy a vintage high tea donated by Gabi Descalzi of Miss Penelope’s Vintage Tea.
“Sometimes the group will gather in the park with their children or go out for tea and coffee. It’s about helping people make new connections and lasting friendships with others in the community,” Mrs Anderson said.
The fortnightly support group was started in September last year and is open to all women in the Whitsunday community.
For more information on the support group, contact the Whitsunday Crisis and Counselling Service on 4946 2999.