Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Henry Kerore Atuma

Henry Kerore Atuma

Name: Henry Kerore Atuma
Title/Qualification: Master in Counselling Psychology
Position: Students Counsellor
Department: Students Affairs


Short Biography: I am a professionally trained counsellor. I have been in practice for the last nineteen years. My core duty at the university is to offer counselling services to students. Together with that core duty, I am involved in students matters through my participation in the following committees: HIV and AIDS Prevention; Students Welfare; Financial Sub-Aid;  Students Discipline; Peer Counselling Training and Support; Students Dress Code; Health, Wellness, Safety and Security and Chaplaincy Services. I am currently the Patron to peer counsellors to whom I offer peer counsellor support supervision and personal therapy.
I support the Departments of Education and Humanities through the lectures I offer in psychology related units. This gives me an opportunity to interact with students taking Education and Criminology and Security Studies programmes. This interaction has helped the creation of students (clients) awareness of themselves and understanding of what counselling is particularly to do with confidentiality in relation to their private and personal material that can make them vulnerable. This has helped in the destigmatization of counselling hence the students have developed a trusting therapeutic relationship.
I am currently pursuing a PhD degree in Counselling Psychology at Kisii University. I earned a Master Degree in Counselling from the University of Manchester (UK) and my Bachelor of Education degree from Kenyatta University in 1990. I also attained a Higher Diploma in Counselling Studies; Counsellor Supervision and Trainer of trainers (TOT) from Kenya Association of Professional Counsellors. I am also a trainer of professional counsellors and peer counsellors for institutions.
I worked as a High School teacher for fifteen years up to 2004 a period within which I rose to the position of a Principal. In 2005, I went into private practice where I offered counselling services to students and member of the public up to October 2016 after which I joined the University of Embu as a students’ counsellor.

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