My name is Danielle Firth and I joined the Nottingham Women’s Centre in November as a part time administrator for the BBO Towards work project.
For the past ten years I have worked for an apprenticeship training provider and a large hire company as part of their training and development compliance team.
During this time I was able to complete several NVQs, a teaching qualification and most recently my CMI Team Leading diploma.
Having only ever worked in the private sector, working for the Nottingham Women’s Centre is something completely different and I am glad I can be part of such a positive working environment that benefits so many Women. In the short amount of time that I have been here, I have always felt welcomed and supported. I look forward to the new challenges and learning more about this sector.
The majority of my time is taken up by my very active 14 month old daughter, she keeps me on my toes. I enjoy taking her to various play groups and activities to keep her busy.
When I can I enjoy going to the cinema and trying new restaurants with friends and family.
My name is Claire Goodey and I recently joined the Nottingham Women’s Centre working as a Senior Therapist in the Renew+ team.
My background is predominantly in administrative roles around various sectors so I learned a lot about people and organisations and that I didn’t very much like paperwork! Going with the ‘enjoying working with people’ trend, I began volunteering at ChildLine which led me to doing my level 2 and 3 counselling skills courses and through a series of serendipitous events I found myself at the Sherwood Psychotherapy Institute completing my degree in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling.
Since qualifying I began working in West Bridgford and started private practice this January. Getting the job at the Women’s Centre means I have been able to leave my past administrator life behind me and I am happier than ever doing a job I love in lots of places meeting and helping lots of wonderful people!
In my spare time I enjoy painting and drawing, baking, walking, storytelling and reading – I have recently (finally!) read the Harry Potter books and am excited about the new world that has opened up to me!