Giovanna Mabanta                                                                   

After attaining a B.S. Degree in Architecture in Manila, I moved to Milan in 1988 to further train and work as a product designer. In 1994, I started my own retail and restaurant businesses in Manila. I moved to London in 1996, to start a family. After my own life crisis and consequent search for meaning, I trained as a Biographical Counsellor with the Biography and Social Development Trust. The Diploma Course in Biographical Counselling was accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) in 2009. I have more recently done further training in Visual Arts and Sculpture which creatively enhances my counselling practice.

I am certified, and have been working with private clients under supervision since 2005. I am a registered member of the BACP, as well as the Professional Association for Biographical Counsellors (PABC), and abide by their Professional Codes of Ethics.

I am committed to self-development with a view towards finding meaning in the world. My aim is to facilitate individuals’ life journeys, accompanying them in learning to love their questions - transforming their stance from ‘Why me?’ to ‘Why not me?’. Mostly, we live with much untapped potential - it is my wish to free some of this potential, take hold of our power, enliven our daily lives, and find calm, courage and confidence for the future.