MEET THE TEAM
All staff at the Youth Intervention Centre have Enhanced DBS checks and work professionally, following the most up-to date safeguarding training at all times.
Mollie is the Co-Founder of Youth Intervention Centre. She is also a qualified psychotherapist. Within YIC she works as a therapist, intervention worker and one of the safeguarding team.
Previous to setting up YIC I worked at a local alternative provision school in Dartington. While I was there I created and delivered specialist therapeutic Interventions to students aged 5 – 16 to allow them to feel nurtured, listened to and understood. I'm a big believer in the power of relationship, so it was my job to help build caring and stable relationships with young people who may not have experienced that before.
Prior to that, I also worked as the Autism Specialist at a large mainstream school in Newton Abbot where I learnt a great deal about SEND needs and supportive interventions.
While training as a counsellor I also had a placement at City College Plymouth which allowed me to expand my experience on working with young people by seeing clients who were aged 16 and above.
When I'm not working I love to spend time looking after myself and focusing on self-care. I love to paint and spend time in nature, but I equally love relaxing and watching films and playing games!
Kerry is the Co-Founder of the Youth Intervention Centre. Her role here is as the Practice Manager and a member of the safeguarding team. Kerry is also currently a student counsellor and will hopefully be offering her therapeutic knowledge and experience to YIC shortly.
My last job before starting YIC with Mollie, was as the Exams Officer for a local alternative provider. Working there for seven years gave me a real passion for helping young people to achieve the best they could regardless of their circumstances and I love seeing the difference we make to young people who use our service and their families.
Seeing Mollie's enthusiasm and dedication to working therapeutically with young people has led me down the path of my own counselling training. I have completed both level 2 and 3 in counselling skills and I am now officially a student counsellor having started my level 4 advanced diploma at the beginning of 2020!
I also run Redlake Ceramics where I take my love of clay and use it to make therapeutic items such as thumb stones, labyrinths and emotion stones. For me, clay is a therapy all of its own and I love that I can use this in conjunction with my love of mindfulness and meditation.
When I'm not working at YIC, or in my studio, I've learnt that a little self-care is very important and I enjoy being in nature; gardening and walking around the gorgeous South Devon countryside, coastline and particularly Dartmoor. I'm also not averse to binge watching a good Netflix series!