About the OCS Director - Faith McMoyo
Early life - From my time at secondary school, I was nicknamed the 'Social Worker' as I had become the go-to person whenever anyone felt low or had a problem. It gave me a taste of maintaining confidentiality from a young age. My friends often confided in me, this carried on within my family life too. It's something I have always felt good about and as I have gotten older feels more like my purpose, I love to provide a listening ear and I'm passionate about supporting people who are in need.
Studying and Working in the Therapy field - How the OCS idea was formed
After studying Psychology, I spent 7 years working within the Social Care and Education system. It was there that I discovered the aspects of work that I found rewarding. They involved offering deeper therapeutic support to help people through life's challenges. I decided to explore this by advancing my studies and becoming a qualified Counsellor, Psychotherapist and then a Personal Development Coach.
In 2006, I started working within private organisations and in large clinical settings providing face to face therapy. Somehow it just wasn't enough, I wanted to do more to help others and I had a desire to start something of my own, to work for myself. I noticed that therapy services were only available at set times, which I found to be somewhat strange - it's not like we choose when we go through distress. Hardship can knock on a person’s door at any time of the day.
It was my aim to create an easily accessible therapy service, where anyone with access to a phone or the internet could securely receive professional counselling from qualified Therapists. Help would be just a click away, 24 hours a day, from anywhere in the world whether at home, at work, or overseas. This is how The Online Counselling Service was created.
Life at The Online Counselling Service
Since the launch in 2008, the organisation has grown. I am delighted that we have been able to support thousands of clients, from all over the globe, in their time of need. Our service has developed from initially providing just Email and Instant Chat Counselling to, including the increasingly popular, Skype VoIP and Telephone Counselling sessions as well. We have supported and encouraged people to fulfil their potential and make the most out of their lives.
It's been of paramount importance to encourage clients to stay motivated and committed to exploring ways of overcoming barriers and setbacks. It's our role to listen and support, to encourage individuals to get to know themselves better and identify the causes which are holding them back.
My growth and a bit about my life away from being a Therapist
With face to face, online and telephone counselling experience, as well as through continuous study I have gained a lot of knowledge about a wide spectrum of issues. While education has been very important, my most treasured learning has come from working directly with different people, affected by various issues, it's been very humbling and has taught me so much. I am grateful that I have had the opportunity to grow too and have a platform to practice empathy and compassion to others.
It's my belief that when you engage in fulfilling the needs of others, your own needs are fulfilled as a by-product, this is why I adore being a Counsellor. I love it when a career and a passion come together!
When I am not providing therapy, I like spending time with my family and listening to music. I enjoy sports and long walks. While I have spent the majority of my life in the UK, I have had the pleasure of living abroad too. I am still a lover of travel, it's one of the few things that you can spend money on but come back feeling wealthier.
Online Counselling Service Founder, Director and Lead Psychological Therapist
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