I've been working at Body Positive since 2009 and originally came here on a student placement to complete a Diploma in Counselling. Over the years I've carried on with my education to complete a Bachelor of Counselling and now I'm working towards a Master of Counselling at Auckland University.
The uniqueness of Body Positive is that it is an agency built on supporting people living with HIV and is community based, offering many layers of support. I love the work I do as a counsellor as I can see that I'm part of the story in helping people successfully live with HIV. My work with clients is varied and incorporates the many different stages in their journey, from the moment they are diagnosed as living with HIV, and the range of feelings that come with this, to when they might be deciding to start medication and exploring the extra responsibilities that can come with this.