My dear friend Julia is a first-year counselling psychologist trainee at Queen Mary University of London. She has so far dedicated her life to working to help others. She has worked with refugees in Sweden, helped to support vulnerable and socially marginalised young people in South East London, and works with individuals with complex and enduring mental health issues. She is without doubt the most generous, kind-hearted and warm person I have ever met and would be a massive asset to the National Health Service.
Unfortunately the fees for her doctorate are not subsidised by the NHS, government or university. Just to pay her maintenance costs Julia is working 7 days a week every hour she can alongside her course. She has managed to pay the fees for her first year, and can get a bank loan for her third, but has no way of funding her second.
Julia is very interested in working with vulnerable children and families after she completes her course. She enjoys working in a person-centred, integrative way with client's needs at the forefront of her work. Her passion and commitment will ensure that throughout her career countless individuals will be helped and supported. But only if she can complete the course. Any help you could offer- a few pounds even (a coffee/pints worth!)- would enable Julia to continue with her vital work and dedicate her life to doing what she does best, spreading her warmth and support to others.