Layla joined Carney’s in March 2023 after having spent the last year studying for an MSc in Youth and Community Work whilst working as a Youth Worker in Westminster.
Layla has experience working in a range of industries including retail, health and fitness, and personal care. A large part of her ten-year career as a hairdresser involved mentoring young apprentices in their transition from education to the world of employment which she found to be hugely rewarding, witnessing the growth in confidence, and seeing the developing of skill sets through their difficult journeys from apprentice to junior stylist. This encouraged her to seek a more prominent role working with higher risk young people in need of further support.
Layla also values the importance of fitness regarding both physical and personal development which is what attracted her to the safe space that is Carney’s after seeing the positive effects achieved through boxing.
Having previously completed a degree in Psychology, and a Level 3 in Counselling Skills, Layla is passionate about people and working to impact positively on their mental health and well-being. She has also spent time volunteering across different youth clubs to give an insight into varied methods adopted in different environments to enhance her professional practice.