Ruby’s Fund provides up to 6 parent carer counselling sessions for parent carers of SEND children in Cheshire East who are struggling with their role as a parent carer (subject to funding).

For more information please email: helen@rubysfund.co.uk or you can self refer here 

Meet the counsellors:

Bev Daniel (MA(Hons) Couns, Dip.Couns, Cert.Couns.)

“I have a wealth of experience as a counsellor, trainer and facilitator working for the past 14 years with children, young people and adults in a variety of settings.

I am well aware of the difficulties people have in accessing suitable services and am proud that SWaNS has been set up to help. I am passionate about providing counselling, training and support that helps to develop emotional wellbeing and promotes positive mental health.”


Clare Foster (Dip.Couns, Cert.Couns)

“I have worked for over ten years as a support worker, counsellor and trainer in various organisations with clients facing many issues and difficulties both practically and emotionally.

I have extensive experience of facilitating group work and thrive on the challenges this can present. This work has highlighted the need for emotional and mental health support and has fired my passion to tackle the issues surrounding positive mental health and wellbeing.”


Kirsty Halm (Dip.Couns, Cert.Couns)

“I have been working as a counsellor for the past twelve years in a variety of settings including schools, colleges and charities. I have worked with a variety of ages but specialise in working with young people.

I have a strong passion and commitment to working with people of all ages and backgrounds, supporting them with building their emotional resilience and achieving positive mental health”.


Counselling have been previously funded by grants from:

  • Cheshire Community Foundation (2017)
  • Greggs (2018)
  • Redrow (2019)
  • Cheshire Community Foundation (2020)