My work as a generic counsellor brings me in close contact with individuals going through situations which create some form of instability in one’s life. These could be situations related to stress at work or at home or major changes and decisions that we face as we go through life, such as the loss of a close one, a separation/divorce or some other major incident or trauma. Such realities tend to bring with them feelings anxiety, confusion and a sense of loss, depression, lack of self-esteem and confidence. Both my personal and professional experience keeps teaching me how engaging in a process of counselling can help not only in gaining a deeper understanding of one’s reality but also in discovering the necessary skills and personal power needed to face and deal with whatever it is that comes our way.
I obtained my knowledge, skills and professional expertise in counselling when I graduated with distinction in Master in Counselling from the University of Malta. Prior to that, I worked as a social worker, for almost 15 years in the field of addictions. During this time, I assisted individuals and their significant others deal with drug, alcohol and gambling abuse.
As a self-reflecting person, I always thrived to understand, and consequently live by, the purpose and meaning of life and during the last few years of my work experience, I started to integrate this within my counselling practice, adding that dimension of spirituality in my work as a counsellor, where and when appropriate. As a keen traveler and having worked and lived in different countries, makes me very passionate about meeting and working with people from diverse cultures.
I am a member of the Malta Association of the Counselling Profession and I strive to practice within the ethical framework of the counselling profession.