Inspired by her studies in Philosophy and Politics, Tamya joined a social business that empowered people from low socio-economic areas with personal development and career coaching. Connecting coaching with her passion for justice, she managed partnerships and created and delivered a career coaching programme that successfully supported clients into work in a criminal justice charity.
Volunteering with a Bolivian gender rights NGO that supported survivors of gender-based violence (GBV), Tamya experienced how the arts therapies provided a richer ground for healing and for social change through connecting people through storytelling. In the UK, she completed a counselling and advocacy course with an organisation for GBV survivors. Working on their helpline and joining a Latin American women’s organisation, she gained a wealth of experience in diversity and inclusion, human rights, employment rights, advocacy and intersectional feminism from a trauma-informed approach.
Tamya combines her diverse experience in her own business as a Facilitator, Holistic Coach and Dance Movement Psychotherapy trainee. Working with various organisations, she coaches young people on programmes on social change and the UN global sustainable goals, leadership, healthy relationships, mental health, personal development, and financial literacy. Tamya also trained as an Executive Function Coach supporting neurodiverse and neurotypical clientele.
Following her love of development, healing and dance, Tamya is in her final year of a Dance Movement Psychotherapy MA. She is fascinated by how the specialism incorporates the stories/experiences held in the body as a vital part of self-expression and healing. Additionally, Tamya achieved her Reiki Master level which enriches her holistic practice.