Senior Psychologist & Staff Care Specialist
Diana is a Senior Psychologist and Staff Care Specialist at Thrive specialised in Staff Wellbeing, Perinatal Grief Management, General Grief and Loss, Childhood Trauma, Maternal and Paternal Mental Health, Psychological Trauma, PTSD, Depression, Anxiety and Psychosocial challenges related to women of colour in the aid and humanitarian sector. She journeys with clients to find healthy perceptions of themselves, experiences and strengthen their resilience so they can know themselves as peaceful, complete, whole and safe.
She believes that there’s no single approach that is right for one individual, and so she has been trained in a range of modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Person Centred Therapy and Trauma focused approaches to the management of trauma, depression and anxiety.
For over 6 years, she has been specifically supporting professionals and organisations through therapy, training/facilitation and advocacy hailing from national NGOs, INGOs, humanitarian and corporate sector globally such as Medecin Sans Frontieres South Sudan, Concern Worldwide South Sudan, Light for the World Uganda, Avenue Hospital Nairobi, UNICEF, International Stillbirth Alliance and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine just to mention a few. She is an active advocate of Mental health in Kenya through research contributions and media programs. This has contributed to the breaking down of barriers related to stigma in mental health in Kenya and exploration of culturally relevant psychological approaches to support diverse communities in Africa and globally.
Her educational background includes an ongoing M.A in Clinical Psychology from United States International University Africa and a B.A in Psychology from Moi University, Kenya. She has a graduate certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Behavioural Activation Psychotherapy from Kenya Association of Professional Counsellors and Psychologists and an Associate Counsellor certification from Kenya Counselling and Psychological Association.
Diana is a daughter, sister and a friend who is in love with people, nature, books and a cup of home brewed Kenyan tea.
Diana is based in Nairobi, Kenya.