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Lucila Machado

Dip Biog Couns, BA (Honours), BLL (Honours)

I trained as a lawyer and teacher before I came into counseling. At the heart of my relationship to the world is the interest I have in people and their development, hence my interest not only in counseling but also in justice and teaching. As a teacher, I developed deep and meaningful work with the children in my care, their families, and the school community. I hope to bring this rich experience in pastoral care to my practice as a counselor.

The need to develop and deepen a sense of meaning in my life brought me to counseling. Counseling helped me to feel heard, and to connect to myself at a deep core level. It enabled me to deal with my day to day life with a better sense of myself and gave me clarity about the choices that lay ahead of me.

As a client I tried several approaches to counseling and psychotherapy over the years. Biographical Counselling saw me as a whole human being and helped me to be in touch with that which is best in me. It gave me an opportunity to relate to my own past with understanding and compassion and to find a thread throughout my life that enabled me to encounter the future with equanimity. These are the reasons I chose to train as a biographical counselor.