The 35-year-old has spent many years training in counselling and psychology, including earning a degree in Counselling Psychology at Worcester University.
She brings with her a wealth of experience and knowledge, not only from raising two children of her own, but through comprehensive training and years of voluntary work experience undertaken with counselling agencies, online mentoring for young people and supporting children in school settings.
“I’ve always had a strong desire to support families and help people through tough times. Each day is unique and brings with it different challenges,” said Leia, who lives in Gloucester.
The early years of her career were spent in banking until she decided to pursue a more meaningful profession.
Family Care Co-Ordinator Sasha Brown welcomed Leia. “She’s hit the ground running and is a great addition to the team,” she said.
Community Family Care helps families, children and young people who need additional support. It seeks to improve parents’ confidence, help with routines to get children to school, or provide more complex support dealing with challenging behaviours at home. The work its staff carry out includes peer mentoring and life coaches for young people, and family support programmes.