Get to know me

My name’s Jahura, I’m a British Muslim, I was born and raised in London. I am an English Teacher and a coach. I’ve worked with many different people from all works of life in the charity sector and in the teaching sector. I’ve always had a passion for helping people and wanting to make a difference to their lives.

I grew up in a typical south Asian household. I learnt to speak my mother tongue Sylheti Bangla from an early age.

Whilst growing up, I experienced bullying at school and dealt with racism in my neighbourhood. I had also seen close family members deal with many mental health challenges. My sister was diagnosed with bipolar and schizo-affective disorder. This made me curious to learn about why people behave the way they do.

I went to university and graduated with a degree in Psychosocial Studies. I studied contemporary approaches to counselling & psychotherapy. In my final year, I took a foundational module in art psychotherapy and CBT which gave me an insight into its practices in the contexts of mental health care.

I’ve had my own fair-share of traumatic experiences in my 26 years of living, I’ve spent the past few years unconsciously recreating them. In the process, I learnt to become resilient but healing myself was still crucial. So I took that path to self-heal my trauma.

Right now, my focus lies on empowering women & girls from ethnic backgrounds to make the journey towards growth despite any negative experiences or obstacles they may have had.

FREE Community Wellness Meet-Up

Let’s talk Mental Health

Starting July 2020 - will be hosting online live sessions. These sessions are to provide a safe space for women to unpack, share experiences, gather resources and heal.

More information to come! Stay tuned!