Mariella-Vittetoe Castillo, Head of Counselling


What is your happy space?
My happy space is when I am around my husband and two daughters.

Tell us a less-known fact about you.
I am a huge fan of Frida Kahlo.

What is your favourite activity/project at GIS?
My favourite project at GIS is the Welcome Crew, a group of very trustworthy and kind hearted students looking after the new students joining GIS.

How and why did you get into the counselling profession?
I became a counsellor because I am passionate about mental health and wellbeing in young individuals and children.

What is the greatest thing of being a counsellor?
The greatest thing of being a counsellor is exploring a person’s psyche through the therapeutic encounter.

I wish… one day I can travel to Africa!

Describe GIS in three words.
Creative, Innovative and Pioneering.

November 2016

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