Grace is available to chat during either staff and fellows or student drop-ins where there is arts and crafts available.
If you would prefer a more private conversation, you can schedule a 1:1 session here.
Grace Hernández has 10 years experience of working within mental health services amongst various roles spanning from acute hospitals to the charity sector. Grace is at Homerton for the wellbeing of the whole community, inclusive of students, staff and Fellows.
She is a qualified Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor who is registered with the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). Her credentials are: MSc Therapeutic Counselling, BSc Psychology, Level 3 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, PTSD Management Course Diploma with specialist training in; Suicide Mitigation, Mental Capacity Act, Mental Health Act, Domestic Abuse Champion, Trauma Training, Trauma Informed Approach, Conflict Resolution, Difficult Conversations and Mental Health Awareness.
The Way I Work - Privacy and Confidentiality
As the College Wellbeing Lead, I am part of the Wellbeing Team. For the team to work as effectively and efficiently as possible, I work within ‘team confidentiality’ in order to best support you. This means that if and when I believe it would be beneficial to share information within the pastoral team, I will. This may be to help me to best support you, or because I believe having other members of the pastoral team involved in supporting you, would be in your best interest.
HOWEVER, if you do not consent for me to share with the team, please make me aware of this. I will endeavour to honour privacy, although if you or others are at risk, I will be required to break confidentiality. If I was required to break confidentiality, I would inform you of this, if possible before doing so.
Anything discussed with me will be kept private and confidential unless you or others are at risk. In that instance I would be required to break confidentiality. Alternatively, it may be that you give permission for me to share information and act upon our conversation, in this case I will gain your consent before I take any action.