With over 30 years’ experience, Les Whittle has brought great knowledge and perspective to RA Tas, however, most notable is his contribution of empathy, humour and passion; both in-and-out of the counselling room.
Starting in youth work and then moving into counselling, Les joined RA Tas 5 years ago and has since worked across several programs. Currently working in the Gambler’s Help Program – which supports people with gambling addiction – Les has a keen interest in supporting people who need help to work through addiction and relationship issues.
In counselling, there are principals most practitioners work by, for Les, one that’s kept him in ‘good stead’ is to approach each session at ‘the client’s pace’; ensuring clients leave his counselling room with ‘confidence and a sense of moving forward’.
There’s more than just one way of doing something, and I think that’s my experience in life and counselling.