Counsellor in Training
Counsellor in training, working with adults, adolescents and children
Undertaking Master of Counselling with Monash University, Australia
Trained in Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Career Development Coaching.
Member of Singapore Counselling Association (SAC) and Australian Counselling Association (ACA).
Academic background: Master of Law (Sofia University, Bulgaria) and Diploma in EU and UK Law (Cambridge University, UK).
Background & Experience
Violeta is currently completing her Master of Counselling from Monash University. She also volunteers at Children’s Society’s National Helpline providing support and counselling to children in distress.
Previously a lawyer and an entrepreneur she is well versed in the challenges of demanding jobs. Violeta has worked at law firms and at the United Nations as a lawyer, and in both corporate and entrepreneurial environments as a businessperson. She has lived in 7 countries on 5 continents and has a vast experience dealing with people from various cultures, backgrounds and ages. Violeta speaks fluent English, Portuguese and Bulgarian, and basic Russian and Spanish.
Violeta has a client-centered approach and believes that with proper guidance from the right counsellor each individual can develop their full potential. Guided by a passion for helping people navigate through life transitions, Violeta is highly empathic, nurturing and friendly, which makes it easy for her to understand and relate to anyone.
Violeta is trained in Motivational Interviewing, which is ideal for clients who want change but find it difficult or overwhelming. She is also trained in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy to help clients with emotion regulation. Violeta has experience with career coaching which she uses to help clients explore their career options or handle professional changes and roadblocks.
Originally from Bulgaria, Violeta has lived in Brazil, USA, China, Holland and Tanzania before moving to Singapore in 2015. Violeta loves doing sports, reading books and watching movies. She has a curious mind, with a passion for education, which drives her to always keep learning and growing.
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