Room 2 Talk (R2T) was the idea of Helen Morgan and Steven Ricou. The agency was set up to provide affordable counselling for those who give so much back to the island. Look below for more details on Helen and Steve.
(She, Her, Hers)
Helen has been interested in both health and the voluntary sector from a young age initially interested in environmental matters, in which she retains a keen interest. She first ventured into mental health when she qualified as a Neuro-Linguistic Programming practitioner in 2008.
During this time she was also an officer of the Association of Jersey Charities for 13 years, primalrily assisting charitable organisations with attaining memberships and members obtaining grants.
Following her NLP certification Helen gained a keen interest in mental health and went on to complete her Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. She is currently working towards her Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, to expand on her knowledge of mental health.
(He, Him, His)
Steve from an early age was interested in the way that people reacted and behaved in relationships this led him to be a Peer Mentor in school to support his classmates who were on the Autistic Spectrum. Steve furthered his interest by studying Psychology at A – Level and being a volunteer peer mentor (he would later be a sessional youth worker) in an inclusion youth club.
Steve went on to study a degree in Psychology at Bangor University. It was here that he decided that he wanted to do more than just know the theory and started his journey into counselling. After graduating and a brief interlude in finance Steve worked for over ten years supporting secondary and higher education students with autism, and their families, to access mainstream education.
During this time Steve was still studying towards (and eventually achieving) his Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. Steve is currently completing his Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and is in the process of applying for his Level 6 in Counselling Supervision!