As a qualified and experienced Counsellor Joan delivers counselling to parents, children and siblings, who are experiencing bereavement and loss and separation. In addition
Joan works with ‘Looked after Children’ living with grandparents and foster carers helping them to build resilience and enabling them to access their own inner resources to
cope with change.
She is a trail blazer having set up Liverpool Bereavement’s Oakleaf Children’s Bereavement and Loss Service. Since inception in March 2013, over 100 Children, Young People and their families have been helped and through a variety of events. Joan has succeeded in raising £10,000 for the Children’s Service and also project managed the refurbishment of the 4th Floor attic room in Granite Buildings, Stanley Street. Changing it from something totally uninhabitable, to a room filled with light, colour, toys, art and media which is a welcoming and safe environment more contusive working with children and families.