Oasis Africa Institute of Professional Counselling and Psychology
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ABOUT OASIS AFRICA INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOLOGY
Oasis Africa began in the year 1990, under the leadership of Dr. Gladys Mwiti a clinical psychologist and founder and CEO of Oasis Africa Center for Transformational Psychology and Trauma, a Pan-African professional organization shaping the field of psychology in Kenya. While teaching physics and chemistry in the 1980s, Dr. Mwiti was disturbed by the poor performance of some of her students. Upon inquiry, she discovered a myriad of predicaments that led to lack of focus and absenteeism in school.
Some students lived in a constant state of fear due to domestic violence; physical, sexual and emotion abuse as well as being forced into child labor. Thus, with the desire to make a difference, she went back to school for knowledge and expertise to exercise this profession and bring about the change she desired.
In addition to providing trauma-focused therapy and supervision, Dr. Mwiti is heavily involved in advocacy work, collaborating with Government offices, community organizations, and churches. With their many years’ of specialization, Oasis Africa has become one of the key professional groups offering services such as: Self Care and Other Care, Stress Management, Change Management, Team Skills Enhancement, Team Building Trauma Counseling and Resiliency Building, Coping with Retrenchment, Retirement Planning, Outplacement Counseling, Personal Development, Supervisors’ Training for Leadership, Mentoring and Coaching, Legal Advising, Work-Life Balance, Peer Counselors’ Training, Relationships in the Workplace, Conflict Management, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing.
In October 2007, Oasis Africa opened an Orphan and Vulnerable Children (OVC) project: The Mashaka Children’s Center in Meru District. Mashaka, is a rural slum area within Meru, about four hundred kilometers from Nairobi. Most of the children in Mashaka slum live with child labor, early prostitution and teenage pregnancy, child abandonment, and HIV/AIDS. Some of the children in their project are orphans who were abandoned as newborn babies, rescued and taken care of by nuns in a Catholic shelter and turned back into the community in young childhood.
Mashaka Children’s Centre started with 120 children; the school currently supports 200 children from Kindergarten to Grade 8. Oasis Africa through the leadership of Dr. Mwiti lives out its values in daily operations through the desire to continue building healed communities and individual transformation, Integrity and Excellence, Professional Ethics, Holistic Approach, Evidence based practice and Indigenous cultural riches. Oasis Africa has over 27 years’ experience in the field of behavioral and mental health with sterling impact across Africa. A training and consulting firm: they focus on serving the comprehensive needs of groups and individuals within companies, NGOs, churches, the Government and the wider society.
OASIS AFRICA INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOLOGY LOCATION
Regent Court Apt B7 Argwings Kodhek RdOpp. Nairobi Women's Hospital Hurlingham
Box Nairobi Nairobi