Bhavna, also known as Bav, has been a Counsellor for over 20 years and BACP accredited for more than 15 of those.
Her work includes counselling adults with addictions from BIPOC communities, counselling students in university settings and mental health (dual diagnosis work). She has also worked in the corporate field as an EAP case manager, dealing with anything from critical incidents to work related stress.
Her training includes an MSc in Counselling Psychology, and Level 5 in Counselling Children and Young People via CB Counselling Training Ltd. As a previous student of the L5 Counselling CYP course, Bav has a real insight and can fully understand the subtleties within the content of the course and the work involved in ensuring the students’ voices are heard and understood. She is also an EMDR Therapist.
In 2018, she set up a counselling service at an Independent Grammar School primarily for children and young people from Junior school, Senior school through to Sixth Form. She continues to work there and enjoys it immensely. The work includes all aspects of safeguarding and working alongside Junior and Senior school staff to ensure the pastoral support is next to none. She recognises the importance of the aspects of equity, diversity and inclusion, which she tries to bring into her work. She recognises now, more than ever, how much internal biases and intergenerational trauma can affect young people and therefore, she aims to try and highlight these, where appropriate, in all that she undertakes.