Angie Hotchkiss – Director

Angie Hodgkiss

Angie Hotchkiss – Director

What is my role for Let’s Talk?

I am a volunteer Director of Let’s Talk. My main role is to assist Niki, the Managing Director, by being a second pair of eyes, ensuring the organisation is delivering the aims it has set out to deliver, and by providing support with planning and decision making.

What is my relevant experience?

After a mostly administrative career in local government, and always wanting to work in a helping role with people, I started my journey to become a qualified counsellor/therapist in 2007. I have since worked in project management and practitioner roles in the voluntary sector, in education, in NHS commissioned services and in private practice.

Currently I split my time between working 2 days a week with young people as a secondary school counsellor, and delivering counselling services for a large national charity, as well as providing clinical supervision to other counsellors.

What I like to do when I’m not working?

I’m a bit of a ‘home bird’ and love cosy evenings in with my dog or with family or friends enjoying good food and company. I love to read and to watch films and box sets. I like to listen to music and sing and dance (but only in private!) and l like to walk, either with my dog on the beach or in the countryside, or around vibrant cities, people watching and taking in a bit of culture.

I would like to be better at time management and knitting!

What are my skills/qualities?

We used Johari’s Window which is a method to explore our qualities. We asked friends, family, colleagues, and young people to tell us what they think too. Here is mine:

Known to selfNot known to self
Known to othersArena
Observant.
Blindspot
Able, Adaptable, Brave, Caring, Dependable, Giving, Happy, Independent, Intelligent,
Kind, Knowledgeable, Organised, Patient, Trustworthy, and Warm.
Not known to othersFaçade
 
Accepting,
Friendly,
Quiet,
Self-conscious.
Unknown
Bold, calm, cheerful, clever, complex, confident, dignified, energetic, extroverted, helpful, idealistic, ingenious, introverted, logical, loving, mature, modest, nervous, powerful, proud, reflective, relaxed, religious, responsive, searching, self-assertive, sensible, sentimental, shy, silly. 
Johari’s Window