Vernon retired to the Costa Blanca in Spain with his wife Celia in 2007. 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.”
I have lived in Spain for just over a year now in the Costa Blanca North. I have two grown up daughters and now my first grandchild and have spent quite a considerable amount of my time as a single parent myself. Although now trained in hypnotherapy which is my passion in life to help make a difference, I have had a wonderful opportunity to work with vulnerable women in the UK and, after having hypnotherapy to regain and build my own confidence back, it’s a wonderful opportunity to help empower and reinstall that confidence again in people going through very difficult times when often there seems to be no other solution..
As a single parent in the UK it can be scary enough and so to be in another country can be equally if not more daunting and isolating so all the help and support is understandably needed.
I have lived in Javea for 5 years and got married to my long term boyfriend 2 years ago. Between us we have 5 children ranging from 13 to 29.
I was a single parent for 8 years so I can relate my experiences with a lot of the issues our members have out here.
Back in the UK I trained to be a Counselor and I worked for 10 years with substance misuse clients who were on probation.
Although qualified in Person Centred Counseling I am also trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and in motivational techniques to help encourage healthy habits and also addressing life issues.
I mentor the mentors if they wish to have support and can offer counselling to our members.