Raushia stated I realised as a counsellor I could follow my passion regarding race and class in the British Empire. BAME (being of mixed-race heritage), Anti-Colonial Politics given the struggles that I have faced. I am passionate about supporting those from ethnic minorities. Those who are oppressed and marginalised due to age race sexual identity.
My therapy approach gives language to the individual. I create a safe and confidential environment in order to feel really heard and met where you are at. I understand and accept the power imbalance within the community and the wider world in which we cohabit.
Like a lot of people, my struggles have given me experience and shaped my worldview as a wounded healer. I understand the challenges life can throw at us and know what it takes to build inner-lasting resilience.
My journey began a decade ago to become a counsellor and bought to light my own undiagnosed neurodiversity, supporting me to understand my own lifelong battle to conform to a neurotypical world. I also utilise my past careers in hospitality/catering and as a support worker in the community setting, Residential & high-intensity hostels.
I accept and realise the struggles I had been through in my earlier educational life were compounded by social economic struggles and being a young parent/ carer. With these experiences and the understanding that they had given me, I now realise we can from time to time all do with support from someone who will accept and listen without judgement.
There is no shame in reaching out and asking for help.
My counselling modality is Pluralistic, underpinned by a Humanistic and Gestalt approach, to add to this I am also EMDR trained & an Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) practitioner. I work in a strength-led, Solution focused way. This empowers post-traumatic growth and supports my clients to affect sustainable positive behavioural change.
I specialise in working with clients who have experienced, any and all addictions, Coercive Control, Cultural Diversity Issues, Domestic violence, Exploitation, and Sexual Abuse & have a keen interest in Trauma-informed care and Social Justice Issues
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