I have always been a curious individual, about life, world, almost anything, really, but more so toward the psyche of human beings. From people-watching to being the go-to person, lending a listening ear to those around me, these encounters have inspired me to pursue my postgraduate degree in Professional Counselling, after completing my undergraduate degree and having worked for a few years after.
Having had my share of ups and downs, I felt that I had a good idea of who I was. But little did I know I was yet to confront some of more poignant fears, resulting in quite some build up of traume. Having since shed layers of trauma, patterns, automatic responses, wounds and pains, while learning to embrace the process of unlearning, relearning, unburdening and integration, has given me the opportunity to live a more intentional and conscious life. I have witnessed and experienced how this led to a greater relationship with myself and others, while being a work in progress myself.
Over time, one of the basic premises that I’ve incorporated into my life is that we’re a work in progress, constantly learning and evolving from past hurts, history and wounds. I aspire to be the person for those in need while they navigate through life and its struggles. Life can be distressing and overwhelming, and having someone who is able to provide and hold space, can be balm for that in time of their need.
At present, I work with corporate partners at The Mind. I carry out individual coaching sessions, conduct and facilitate groups and provide mental health-related psychoeducation through engagement activities on various topics such as emotional regulation, self-exploration, stress management and building resiliency in a workplace setting.
As a therapist, I work with my clients to help them gain insights and self-understanding, empowering them through a journey that can be a maze at times. I endeavour to journey with them through what can be a lonely journey, equipping them with skills to navigate through tough situations and make the best decisions they can, that are aligned with what their life goals and desired state of being.
“Success as a therapist is not found in doing something for the client, but rather in being someone for the client” – Ili Rivera Walter