Languages: Farsi and English
Tēnā koutou katoa.
Ka tū au ki te tuku mihi ki a koutou.
Ko Kashmere te maunga.
Ko Avon te awa.
Ko Said Barat Ko Fatema, Ko Mir Ali Shah Ko Shahnaz ōku kaumātua.
Ko Mastora tōku whaea.
Ko Mustafa tōku matua.
Ko Ruby Sadat tōku ingoa.
Nō Afghanistan au.
Nō reira tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou,
tēnā koutou katoa.
Salam, I am Ruby Sadat. Originally from Afghanistan, I have lived in Aotearoa most of my life. I am a mother of two children, one is mine, the other child claims that he is married to me!
Just like most people, I wear multiple hats and have become quite a pro at multi-tasking as life keeps throwing lemons toward me.
I am a Master of Counselling graduate from the University of Canterbury with a background in social work and Early Childhood Education.
I am privileged to work alongside Muslim Wellbeing Ōtautahi in the safe and nurturing environment of a kaupapa Māori organization and to work as a team to help contribute to the healing of the most vulnerable in our community.
I am a bilingual and multi-cultural counsellor, with an extensive background and familiarity with both New Zealand and migrant cultures. Being in the position to be a part of a shared culture, language, religion, and faith, I have been able to connect with my clients in a unique way.
I feel incredibly fortunate to work with and journey alongside those whose lives have been disrupted by change, dislocation, grief, loss, trauma disempowerment, and painful memories.