LORETTO BLUNDELL & KATE MARSHALL
Loretto Blundell, a qualified teacher taught in primary schools for 10 years before moving into the area of Drug Education with Life Ed. She also taught in adult education for many years. Loretto has also been a successful small business owner. In addition to her involvement with Personal Power 4 Kids, Loretto currently offers private tutoring and mentoring to primary school aged children.
Kate Marshall began her career where she worked for 12 years as a Registered Nurse specialising in Oncology. It was during this time Kate became more interested in the Psychological aspect of human existence. She moved from nursing into the field of Psychological Counselling. She is also experienced in art therapy. In addition to her involvement with Personal Power 4 Kids, Kate currently runs a private counselling practice and is an accredited presenter of parenting techniques according the Triple P
Loretto and Kate are also both parents with six children between them, including one child with an intellectual disability.
Together they identified a need in the community to enhance the Emotional Intelligence of children in order for them to be more resilient and confident in their daily lives and on into their future.
Together with their combined professional experience, they have developed the Personal Power 4 Kids program. The educational program is based up on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which is a type of Psychotherapy in which negative patterns of thought about oneself and the world are gently challenged in order to adjust unhelpful thought and behavioural patterns.