A COUNSELLING programme, to provide adults in Girvan and South Carrick with life and career advice, will be re-launched this summer at Girvan Town House.

Roddy Macdonald, coordinator of Girvan Town Team and three times Graduate of the University of Strathclyde with a Masters Degree in Counselling with significant work experience in this area, started his ‘Let’s Talk’ initiative two and a half years ago.

The initiative will continue to be under the umbrella of the Girvan Town Team.

Roddy explained: “At a Town Team meeting just over two years ago, the Rev, Ian McLachlan pointed out there was nowhere to go for those who wanted an informal chat about life or career advice.

“Over the last three years I have engaged with with people who need me from the ages of 25 to 55 who are looking for the opportunity to talk through potential careers and life changing decisions.

“It is done in an informal way. They can email me and I arrange to meet them in the Town House when it suits them for free. All the information they provide me with is confidential.

“I use the skills I have achieved at work and time spent in the town. I am not trying to replicate existing services, I believe     I am complimenting them. There is no assessment and doesn’t affect benefits.

“The good thing about the Town House is that it is a neutral base and passers by do not know where those who are coming to speak to me are going. It gives me a pleasure to support people and see them do well. It is all about the community.”

Interviews will be held at the Girvan Town House at no charge. To get in touch email macdonaldpartnerships@gmail.com