MEET KARINA FEREY, Dip Couns, MBACP
I care about people and I especially care about people who are in distress, because once upon a time I was one of those people. A number of years ago, I was at my own rock bottom. I was in deep emotional distress and I couldn’t see a way out. My self-worth was extremely low, and I felt like an empty shell, not knowing who I was or how to do this “thing” called life. I went about each day with my mask firmly in place and this pretense let the outside world know that I was just “fine” when really, I was crumbling on the inside. There was a lot of stigma around at that time which prevented me from getting the support that I needed. When I had nowhere else to run, I finally managed to ask for help and that was one of the most courageous things I have ever had to do. Since then I have been on a very special journey of self-discovery and self-development which has led me to what I believe to be my life purpose….helping others to heal.
This directed me to change my career path and retrain as a counsellor. Over several years, I worked within charitable organisations, gaining valuable skills, knowledge and experience with both individuals and groups. Furthermore, I have trained in other specialist fields including Motivational Interviewing, Group Therapy, Positive Psychology, Addiction, Mental Health and The Journey Method.
I feel blessed to know that I am living my purpose which is incredible and a result of my own healing journey. If you would like to heal, change, grow and there is a part of you that is willing, then I am committed to helping you in any way I can.