Mayor attends thought-provoking Counselling Fair

Mayor attends thought-provoking Counselling Fair

An inspirational event for Counselling students was held at New City College Ardleigh Green with guest speakers and the attendance of the Mayor of Havering, Councillor Trevor McKeever.

Around 50 adult students were at the fair to hear talks on subjects such as fostering children with complex needs, the experience of addiction from a counselling perspective, and how to complete a counselling research project.

The fair included entertainment by a professional singer, who is also one of the students studying the Level 6 Counselling course which is taught at the Ardleigh Green campus.

Sarah Wilding, Deputy Group Curriculum Director for Health, Care and Early Years, said: “The fair was a resounding success – the students absolutely loved it and gave very favourable feedback.

“We had several representatives who run placements spend the day with us, and they were able to talk to students about the experiences they offer. We were so grateful for their time and support. We could not run Counselling courses without them.”

The fair ended with closing remarks by Trevor McKeever, the Mayor of Havering, who was a former student when the college was known in the late 1970s as Havering Tech. Mr McKeever, who worked as a Fire Officer for 30 years before retiring in 2013, said he had learnt a great deal from attending the fair and had been inspired by the speakers.

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