Zaavit is a people person and values greatly the relational connection between two individuals. She is always involved in volunteering and supporting the community. Her experiences are varied; working for Age UK as well as in private care homes allowed Zaavit to support the elderly and their families. Training on working with dementia patients and their families endorsed Zaavit to offer therapeutic support in these challenging times. During her time volunteering for the NHS in the oncology ward at the Queen Centre, Castle Hill Hospital, Zaavit was able to offer emotional and psychological support to patients, carers and staff.
Zaavit is a trained Cruse Bereavement Care volunteer and a qualified group support facilitator. Her ongoing training for Cruse has allowed her to gain an extensive amount of knowledge through her experiences of different roles within Cruse; therapeutic one on one work as well as leading bereavement group support for Cruse Hull and East Riding branch. She is a member of the Cruse ‘Lets Talk’ team, where she supports those affected by loss and grief. Additionally, she is a member of the training committee; delivering internal training, as well as training on loss and grief, for the Recovery College, Humber NHS foundation trust.
Alongside her volunteer work, Zaavit works as a college counsellor, supporting young adults experiencing challenging situations. She also runs a successful private practice in Hull, where she supports clients with a variety of issues, such as loss, self-esteem, bereavement, chronic illness, end of life for patients and relatives, anxiety, depression, relational issues, parental struggles and more.
Zaavit is continuously taking on further training in order to expand on her professional development, and keep up to date with new research on approaches and methodologies in the field.
Zaavit was born in South America and has lived in many countries over the years, which has allowed her to experience different cultures and has exposed her to the beauty of diversity. In her spare time, Zaavit loves spending time with family and friends, cooking and baking, as well as going for walks, playing board games and watching comedies.