Thank you for visiting the Bellaonline Adolescence site I am Elaine Dayton editor of the Adolescent site.
I live in Shropshire, UK. Having raised two sons as a lone parent I have navigated the trials and tribulations of the teenage years. Both are now in their adult years. I am grandmother to three young grandsons. I have a close relationship with my family, so they, along my work keep me very busy, nevertheless I enjoy various interests.
My work as a relationship counsellor has taken me through various routes. I spent ten years working as a marriage guidance counsellor working with individuals and couples. Through various stages of additional training I began to work with young children, along side working with families as a family counsellor. I was Relateen counsellor for Wellington Shropshire for a number of years, covering primary and secondary schools. My specialism working with adolescence has given me fantastic opportunities to understand the complexities that youngsters face today. Each working day enables me to support teens from the age of twelve to eighteen work through difficult and complex life situations.
My counselling work has now taken me to working with adults and young people who have experienced childhood sexual abuse or have experienced rape recently or historic. The counselling enables people to heal, a truly wonderful experience for both me and the client.
Through my work with parents and adolescence I have developed many skills, a wealth of knowledge, a desire to pass on information, encouragement and some wise words.
I am also an adult trainer; I enjoy writing and presenting workshops and training sessions on subjects related to personal growth.
I have always had a longing to writer, so I hope that my writing for Bellaonline with kick-start a new chapter in my professional work.
I have many home interests, crotchet, knitting, spinning wool, and growing herbs.
I also have a strong interest in using Tarot and Archetypical Cards as a tool for personal growth.
In becoming editor of the adolescence site at Bellaonline I hope to be able to have the opportunity to reach out and share my knowledge and experience.
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