Hi, I’m Debbie. I started working with KASP in October 2021 as a Responsive Worker offering practical and / or emotional support.
The Responsive Worker role is to support clients in the ‘here and now’ giving clients who are in crisis mode support for several weeks to discuss their difficulties in a safe, trusting environment. Following the end of these sessions the client is then offered an opportunity to engage with counselling if they feel that is required.
Through building a trusting relationship, some clients find that this service is enough for them to continue with their day-to-day life having learnt some coping techniques and gaining a better understanding of the reasons behind their difficulties. This role is so rewarding for me. I can support vulnerable people and make a small difference to the way my clients cope, and more importantly helping them to understand their own trauma. I like nothing more than building a healthy relationship with my clients, and it’s an absolute bonus that KASP is such a wonderful supportive team to work with. I couldn’t be happier.