Clair has lived in Spain for 14 years. She is a Counselling Psychologist with clinics across the North Costa Blanca. She has four children and a granddaughter and has spent most of her time as a parent being single so she understands some of the needs and circumstances of being a single parent first hand while appreciating that we all have different experiences.
“After being a member of Guardian Angels myself, for many years, it is great to now have the opportunity to give something back, by providing support for our members and the wonderful team of mentors too.”
Vernon retired to the Costa Blanca in Spain with his wife Celia 9 years ago. He has 2 grown-up sons, one of whom was from his first marriage but he and Celia had custody of him from 4 years old. Vernon has been a Guardian Angels mentor for 3 years and enjoys supporting single-parent families. “I believe that the children of broken relationships are often traumatised as well and so the whole family needs support.”
Celia has been married to Vernon for 40 years and has been a mentor with Guardian Angels for 4 years. “In that time I have supported and helped members using my personal experience of having had divorced parents. I also have two sons, both married and living in the UK and I was a step parent from the start of my marriage. I hope I can help members get through their tough times and build new futures for themselves.”
Tracey has been living in Spain for 11 years with her husband Tony and 2 children. “For many single parents their lives can be in complete turmoil with many mixed emotions and being in a foreign country, finding the right support can be somewhat difficult. Guardian Angels and mentoring gives the support that many parents need at crucial times. Having had similar family issues, I know only too well that having someone by your side to listen is such a great help.”
Two years ago Ann was visiting friends in Jalon whilst spending two years travelling around Europe. She and her husband, Andy, liked the area and the lifestyle so much they have decided to live here for the foreseeable future. Ann has 35 years experience in education, supporting children and families and advising various groups concerned with improving life chances for young people. She has designed and run workshops for parents who would like to improve their relationship with their children. Ann has three grown up children and seven grandchildren. She wants to support Guardian Angels as much as possible.
Carma O'Connor Dunne
Carma moved to Dénia last year with her husband and baby daughter. She is a Life Coach and combines this experience with that of having divorced parents to provide support to our members. The mentoring that Guardian Angels provides can give vital emotional support to parents when they need it most.