HUMAIRAA FILANDER – HUMANITAS COUNSELLING STUDENT

Humairaa volunteers her time by offering free online counselling via Zoom.

My name is Humairaa, but most people refer to me as Mairaa. I am passionate about what I do. I see each day as a new beginning that allows me to meet new and amazing people that not only allows me the opportunity to help them but also creates the opportunity for me to grow as person and counselor. I am driven by the desire to help people find themselves amidst the struggles they are facing. Very easily while finding yourself in a difficult state you tend to lose your voice I am here to help you embrace who you are and find your voice again.

I have completed my undergraduate studies at the university of Pretoria in 2019, majoring in criminology and psychology. I am currently completing my honors degree through Cornerstone Institute, based in Cape Town. I have always had a passion for helping people overcome their struggles and could not wait any longer to be able to assist where I can. I therefore, decided to complete my personal growth and counselling skills course through Life Line Pretoria in 2019 and began volunteering. My passion for counselling was fueled by the training I received at Life Line and the amazing mentors I had during my probation. I soon developed the overwhelming urge to help a wider range of people. I then decided to take up the Humanitas counselling course through the Vita Nova franchise. Which has increased my skillset and passion for counselling and has led me to take the necessary steps to reach out and be the helping hand many need me to be.

I not only believe and understand that people can get hurt in relationships but they can also heal in relationships. The formation of a safe trusting relationship with a professional helper such as a counselor. That is developed through confidentiality, active listening and bursts of empathy, understanding, genuineness, warmth, acceptance, respect and commitment can make the counselling and healing process a soothing and comfortable experience.

The counselling environment too can and will be enriched through the input and effort from both counselor and client. This can assist in developing a climate for change  where the client able to formulate solutions for their personal struggles more effectively. As I believe that everyone has the remarkable ability to self resolution of problems they are facing. Where sometimes these abilities are hindered when faced with certain struggles such as changed in mood, contempt, self criticism, relational conflict and general life problems such as trauma

My goal is to help individuals, couples and families make sense of their experiences. Which I am hopeful may assist in personal as well as interpersonal growth.We are in a place and time where people are feeling more and more isolated from support systems. I strongly believe that counselling can be a very powerful and useful tool in finding meaning and growth amidst various personal struggles.

I can’t wait to journey with you through your growth!

How to book a session

Our Humanitas Counselling Students are ready and eager to connect, listen and talk with you. If you would like to book a free counselling session via Zoom – please have a look at the different people who are able to help.

To request a session with Humairaa, click here.