News 15 May 2022

Meet the Counselling Team! Sarah Fleming

We would like to allow everyone to meet our new counselling team by introducing each member and getting a quick summary of their personal and professional background.

Name: Sarah Fleming

What made you get involved as a counsellor at the carers centre?

Growing up I was never really exposed to the challenges that people face around disability and mental health. Later in life I experienced some of these challenges first hand and through various personal and professional experiences. I became increasingly aware of the difficulties, the stigma and the barriers that vulnerable members of our society face.

On becoming a mother, my motivation to be part of the force that seeks to tackle inequality and the mental health crisis increased. I want the world to be a safe place for my children as they grow up and so my counselling journey began.

I believe that empathy, accessibility, empowerment and advocacy are key factors in the movement towards equality and these are things Dundee Carers Centre do really well, so when it came to applying for my placement I was delighted to be given the opportunity to join the team. It has been an incredibly rewarding experience and I am blown away by all of the wonderful projects they run and the many ways in which the understand and support carers.

Random fact/something about you? 

I have a degree in Illustration and I can play the flute.

Something you do to support your wellbeing? 

I have a really busy life and two young kids so it’s often hard to find time to look after my own wellbeing. I love to play so I take time to enjoy games with the kids and we recently starting going to lego club. I enjoy working on creative projects around the house and garden but my happy chilled out place is on the sofa, under a blanket with a movie and my beautiful, furry friend.

If you would like to fund out more about our counselling service please go to our dedicated webpage by clicking here