Job: Co-Founder of Youth Intervention Centre, Counsellor, Intervention Worker and Designated Safeguarding Lead

Favourite animal: Bear

Favourite food: Pizza

Favourite colour: Pink

Hi! My name is Mollie. I, alongside Kerry, created the Youth Intervention Centre in Spring 2018. Our aim is to provide a safe place where young people who may be struggling can be supported and understood.

In my role, I primarily, deliver counselling and other intervention services to young people. However I also do a whole range of other things like update safeguarding procedures, manage the YIC Instagram account and design therapeutic resources. 



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 TA 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/netflix. Currently I'm attempting to learn Norwegian!

My Qualifications:

  • Level 5 Advanced Specialist Diploma in Psychotherapy (Heartwood - Present)

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Heartwood- 2019)

  • Safeguarding Child Protection Level 3 (Babcock - 2018)

  • Schools first aid qualified (St John Ambulance - 2018)

  • Mental Health First Aid for Youth ( MHFA - 2017)

  • Professional Training in the Applied Use of Mindfulness for 12 - 18-year olds. (The British Mindfulness Institute - 2017)

  • Level 3 Foundation Certificate in Counselling.(Heartwood - 2017)

  • DEAP (Devon Enhanced Autism Programme) Practitioner (Autism Education Trust - 2016)

  • Connected Kids Level 1 (Teaching Children Meditation - 2016)

  • Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts. (Heartwood - 2016)

I have also attended CPD on:

  • ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) - (West Midlands Police - 2020)

  • Art Therapy (Devon & Cornwall Counselling Hub - 2019)

  • Attachment and child development (MindEd - 2019)

  • Introduction to Speech, Language & Communication ( The communication Trust - 2019)

  • Women and Girls on the Autism Spectrum (The National Autistic Society -2019)

  • Measuring wellbeing to improve the lives of children & young people. (Anna Freud - 2019)

  • Exploring Creative Counselling Interventions (Creative Counsellors Club - 2019)

  • Working with Strong emotions (MindEd - 2019)

  • Lego-Based Therapy (Seirrah - 2018)

  • Understanding abusive relationships (Heartwood - 2018)

  • Attachment Based Mentoring (Babcock - 2018

  • Introduction to Trauma (Heartwood - 2017)


I also hold an accredited registrant membership with the National Counselling Society (NCS) and abide by their strict guidelines and rules to help keep you, and myself, safe and protected at all times during our work together.

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Ivybridge, Devon

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