Hello! My name is Rachel and I am the counsellor at ANI. This is my first year working at ANI and I feel so lucky to be a part of an amazing team and community. I was born in India but migrated to New Zealand when I was two. I currently live at home with my two brothers aged 19 and 9 so as you can imagine our house is very rarely quiet. In my free time, I love finding new coffee shops, listening to music, and spending time with my brothers which currently means playing avengers!
I am interested in finding different ways in which people can use creative modalities such as art, music, and drama to better understand themselves and the world around them. I believe that counselling can be extremely beneficial for children as it can help children better understand their emotions. When children better understand their emotions and have the appropriate tools and skills to manage them, overcoming stressful situations and life’s adversities become easier to manage
I look forward to seeing what this year has to offer!