Raushia stated, I realised as a counsellor I could follow my passions in BAME (mixed-race heritage), Anti-Colonial Politics & Social Justice by supporting and enabling marginalised and disenfranchised individuals to gain a voice, feel heard and understood and accepted within their own community and the wider world.
Like a lot of people, my struggles have given me a lot of experiences, understanding that life can be challenging at times, for example, my journey to become that counsellor brought to light my own undiagnosed neurodiversity, this enabled me to understand, accept and realise the struggles I had been through in my earlier educational life, this was compounded by also being a young carer.
With these experiences and the understanding they have given me, I now realise we all need support from someone who will accept and listen with no judgement. I also utilise my past careers in catering and as a support worker to understand the complexities of a client’s lived experience.
My counselling modality is Pluralistic, underpinned by a Humanistic and Gestalt approach, to add to this I am also EMDR for PTSD & ACT trained to enable clients to effect positive behavioural changes. I work with all client groups and specialise in working with clients who have experienced, Addictions, BAME, Coercive Control, Domestic Abuse, Sexual Abuse & Trauma and Social Justice Issues