Gisella was born in Guyana, South America and brought up in Zambia, Africa whilst attending boarding schools in Kent and Sussex. Despite a degree in Economics, Gisella has always found herself drawn to education, volunteering and working in primary schools for over 20 years. She had meant to join the Introduction to Counselling course on the suggestion of a friend, but was so impressed and excited by the Spurgeon’s Open Day that she decided to enrol straight onto Level 2 and has not looked back since, completing the Diploma and then later joining the teaching team in 2022.
Gisella works as a school counsellor in a primary school and runs her own private practice counselling adults. She is a registered member of the BACP and is also a member of BAATN (the Black African and Asian Therapeutic Network) where she mentors trainee counsellors. She is currently working with other therapists from BAATN in partnership with the National Archives on an exciting project exploring heritage and culture.
Gisella is married to Michael, a Health & Safety Consultant. They have 2 children.