Each month, we will be talking to a member of staff and finding out a bit more about them and what their role is within the charity.

Name Tracy O’Shea

Job Title Creative Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor

What is involved in your role?

My role is to listen to people’s stories, walk with them on their journey, using creative interventions to help with their process when words are not enough.

What is your background?

I have previously volunteered at Northamptonshire Rape Crisis, CRI (a substance misuse organisation) and MIND-BLMK. I was formerly a family support worker with Milton Keynes Council, working in Childrens Centres, supporting families to achieve better outcomes for their children and themselves. I was also a Facilitator for Freedom program (Working with Domestic Abuse).

What motivates you?

Knowing that I can help people change and heal their lives.

What do you enjoy most about your role?

It is a privilege to hear people’s stories and walk their journey with them. When I see the change in people it makes me feel proud of them and myself.

If you could send a message out to the entire world, what would it be?

Breathe, this moment won’t last forever.

This month’s random question: If you could travel to any year in a time machine, what year would you choose and why?

I would choose post war Britain; I would try to help the single mothers that had their newborn babies taken from them after the fathers disappeared. Many children were loved and wanted however were put up for adoption by the authorities at the time. I can’t imagine the trauma caused to the mother and child.