Counselling Placement Fair is a huge success

Speakers included:

Isaac Harvey, President of Wheels and Wheelchairs and peer facilitator for people with disabilities and mental health conditions, who spoke about diversity and disabilities

Sue Spong, of St Francis Hospice, who spoke about bereavement counselling

Iain Blake Lawson, of Duldzin Dragpa Buddhist Centre, who shared best practice for meditation and inner peace

Isaac, who carried out his presentation in a Q&A style, said: “It was a privilege to be asked to talk to the students who are training to become counsellors. My aim was to give them an insight into my life and different ways of thinking.”

During the open conversation he said he was driven to do what he does by his disability.

He said: “As a person with a disability I am a firm believer that I have a responsibility and I have the power to make changes. Assumptions are not always a good thing so the disabled community should work together to educate those who do not know about the problems. We should be asked for our expertise in all of the different fields when it comes to disability, in order to make things better for all.”

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