Supporting families with disabled children in Waltham Forest
Supporting Parents and Carers of children with a disability or special need
WFPF provides a support group for parents and carers of disabled children and young people. Members are invited to meet with other parents and carers at a coffee morning where they are able to talk through their personal issues with Bev Shearer who is a qualified counsellor / therapist, either individually or as part of a group.
Support group meetings are held at the WFPF Office, 92 Leyton Green Road, Leyton E10 6DA from 10AM to 12 Noon.
The next support group will be held on Thursday 9th July 2015. Please note this session will be held at Le Delice Cafe, 114 Hoe Street Walthamstow E17 4QR and will be an opportunity to network and meet and talk with other forum memebrs and our counsellor Bev Shearer over coffee. A voucher for one free drink will be provided by the forum.
PLEASE NOTE: We do not have crèche facilities at this time but babies and toddlers are welcome as our support group meetings are held in a lounge area.
About Bev Shearer
Since May 2009 Bev Shearer has been supporting Waltham Forest Parent Forum at our regular support group, offering advice and support to the members who come for a coffee and a chat. Bev is a quallified counsellor who also supports families at Haven House Hospice
Beverley Shearer - Adv.Dip.couns.MBACP
"I am a qualified counsellor and have a diploma in integrative counselling. I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I adhere to their professional code of ethics and guidelines and I am bound by the 'Ethical framework for counsellors and Code of Conduct'. I have on going supervision and a programme of continued professional development.
I have worked at Haven House Children’s Hospice since 2003, working closely with the children and families that attend the service. Going through bereavement can be a very distressing time. There are no set rules for grief as it can bring feelings of anger, shock, and numbness, but also feelings of isolation, anxiety and confusion. It can be difficult to talk to family or friends, but with counselling you can just be yourself without someone telling you to ‘cheer up’ or ‘get over it’. Counselling can offer you a safe place to explore and express your emotions, and by working together you can achieve your own goals and self discovery".