Today we are shining a light on another special colleague, Navreet Cholia, Counselling Psychologist, who was nominated by Gobinderjit Kaur.

Gobinderjit said:

“Navreet goes above and beyond, always mindful of service user care and thinking of creative ways to consider waiting list management. More recently she arranged for the whole team at Orsborn House to wear green for mental health awareness week. She is an asset to the team.”

Navreet was asked about what her heritage means to her, Navreet said:

“Being first-generation Punjabi Sikh best defines me. First generation is important to me as this recognises I was able to have the opportunity of choosing several important paths in my life that my immigrant parents did not have, as their focus would have been to survive in a new country.
“Additionally, being Punjabi Sikh also meant I had an invaluable and much-cherished experience of learning and communicating in my mother tongue with parents and grandparents. They were able to not only express their wishes and experiences with me, but could also share their life stories, cultural and religious traditions and rituals that allowed us to hold onto their identity. This experience helps me in my therapeutic practice both supporting service users using interpreters as well as languages I can speak but also recognising how heritage plays a vital role in our service users’ identity and wellbeing. My favourite things about my culture include the intricate poetry and of course the spicy food!”