IDO MUSHEL – HUMANITAS COUNSELLING STUDENT

Ido volunteers his time by offering free online counselling via Zoom.

Originally born in Israel, I completed my L.L.B studies in Law and my MA in Criminology from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 2014. Following my studies, I went on to practice law as a criminal defence lawyer, representing juvenile offenders in the Tel Aviv district.

In 2018, I moved to South Africa in a pursuit to start a new life with my partner. As part of this new and exciting chapter in my personal life, I’ve decided to embark on a change in my professional life as well. Working as a criminal defence lawyer for over 3 years, I’ve encountered many minors whose issues and struggles cannot be resolved solely by the legal system. Emotional trauma and pain cannot be easily erased as a criminal indictment, and that realization led me to devote this new chapter of my life to counselling and emotional healing.

In 2020 I completed my training as wellness counsellor at the Vita Nova Counselling Centre. During my time at training I was exposed to a broad array of counselling techniques and schools of thoughts, as well as practical applications to these various concepts. Upon completion of the theoretical section of my training, I feel ready to use these new skills in order to make a real and lasting difference in people’s’ lives.

Counselling can seem like a long and overwhelming journey, full of pitfalls and trepidations. However, at the end of this path stand a potential for a profound transformation, allowing you to live the meaningful and fulfilling life we all deserve. I am aware that taking the first step can feel intimidating at first, and that one might be a bit apprehensive about sharing his or her mind and heart with a stranger. I wish to assure I don’t take this privilege lightly. I feel honoured to be able to accompany you in your journey, and I promise to walk beside you in it, wherever it may lead us.

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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 Ido, click here.