My name is Usha Nursing Dabycharun. I am originally from the UK , but I now live in Mauritius.
Living in two really different countries when I was younger (and I still do!), I was able to see so many cultural differences. But it also started my interest in human behaviour.
After I completed my Psychology degree, I realised that I did not want to study people from the outside, but more understand them from the inside. I wanted to help people live their best life. And at the same time, I wanted to help them, and myself, become more aware of why we do what we do.
Through my own personal counselling, and also while training to be a counsellor, I discovered that speaking to family, friends, and colleagues about certain things, while helpful, is not always enough.
You don't always want or even look for advice. You may be ashamed or afraid to speak about certain things to your loved ones because you don't want to be judged. Maybe you don't want others to worry about you. Or you are simply trying to figure it out for yourself.
Does this sound like you?
Then I can help.
BSc Honours in Psychology (2010)
Dip HE in Person Centred Counselling (2017)
Certificate in Online Counselling (2020)
I am also a member of the
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), which is one of the largest professional professional bodies for counsellors and psychotherapists practising in the United Kingdom.
Société des Professionnels en Psychologie’ (Mauritius)- The Society for Professionals in Psychology.
Association des Praticiens de l’Approche Centrée sur la Personne (Mauritius) - The Association for Professionals of the Peson-Centred Approach .
In order to keep myself updated on the latest information, and also to be better informed about various issues so that I can better help clients, I continuously undertake various ongoing CPD* courses/training.
Some of the Continuous Professional Development* I have done are:
I currently work as a counsellor, both face to face (Mauritius only), and online.
I have also worked voluntarily, in the past and present, with organisations, that provide low-cost counselling services.
In both of these capacities, I worked alongside clients who came to counselling with various issues, such as workplace stress, work transisitons, relationship issues, addiction, childhood trauma, family issues etc.
Before I became a counsellor, I worked as a support worker. This role required me to care for individuals with various disabilities. My time as a support worker also allowed me to see the world from a completely different perspective.