Supporting survivors of childhood sexual abuse in the Tamil community
Meet your facilitators
Group Talking Therapy
“Tina is an accredited UKCP Person Centred Psychotherapist. She has extensive experience of working with clients who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse and domestic violence. Tina is passionate about psychotherapy and would want to help you with your emotional and psychological wellbeing. She believes with the right support anything you want to be is possible and she works with a view to enable and empower you to lead a more fulfilling life. By building a trustworthy therapeutic relationship you will be able to acknowledge why you think the way you do, how you come to think that way and what you can do about that, if your choice is to do something about that. Being aware of yourself and your being allows you to unlock your thinking patterns. Your thoughts, feelings and experiencing are all unique to you. Tina would be able to work with you to identify what you need to do to keep yourself fulfilled and to be the best you can be."
Tina Chummun MSc MUKCP, BACP
Group Art Therapy
“I am a highly skilled, dedicated, compassionate, empathic counsellor and art psychotherapist with twenty years’ experience of working therapeutically with adults and young people. I have experience working in adult and adolescent mental health, addictions, relationship difficulties, bereavement, brain injury, domestic violence, relationship issues, trauma, self- harm, sexual and emotional abuse. I have worked successfully with diverse client groups in a one to one and groupwork setting. I am an effective communicator, motivator and advocate with the inherent ability to connect with all types of personalities, defuse stressful situations and proactively resolve issues. I have an innate ability to establish rapport quickly, build trust, interact with and relate to individuals on all levels and accept my limitations.
As an art psychotherapist I help my clients think about how they feel about themselves and the world around them, and help to explore changes and bad experiences past or present in life and work, to accept or resolve them. I build resilience by working within a therapeutic, boundaried, safe, confidential space to enable them to find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships - so they can know themselves as complete, whole and safe.
My greatest achievements personally are my ability to connect with other people and my ability to access, enjoy and celebrate my commitment to life-long learning. Many of my peers and family have fed back to me that I am a “safe pair of hands” - kind, honest, humorous, reliable and hardworking.”
“Yoga has been an essential part of my life for many years, even as a teenager studying Bharathanatyam dance, where many poses and movements originate from yoga. My passion and need for yoga grew on a different level, as I navigated challenges growing up in my parental home, I started to explore the more spiritual side of yoga to help me make sense of my situation.As life went on, I continued to explore other ancient south asian practices, studying Ayurveda medicine to Diploma level at MAYUR- The Ayurvedic University of Europe. I realised how integrated both practices are, complementing and nourishing on all levels.
As a 200 hr Yoga Alliance trained registered yoga teacher (RYT) and registered member of Yoga Alliance Professionals (YAP), I’ve been formally teaching Hatha Vinyasa flow yoga since July 2018 and recently participated in Neurobiology of Trauma & Trauma Informed Yoga Practices workshop. Additionally, with Victim Support, I work as a CYP Case Worker (children and young people) and additionally trained as a Community Mediator.
To be a part of ANBU and support survivors like myself through yoga, my lifeline, has actualised a personal dream of mine. I look forward to sharing my love of yoga with you.”