Dr Angeline Dharmaindra
You’re a Clinical Psychologist – what does this mean?
It means that I have done a Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology. My role involves working with people from a range of backgrounds to think about a variety of issues which may cause psychological distress. I hope to explore distressing and difficult issues with the people that I work with in order to improve their psychological wellbeing.
Where have you worked previously?
I have worked in a variety of settings but my main interest is working with children and young people, and their families. I have worked with children and young people in hospital and community services. I have also worked with young people with mental health problems, offending behaviour, learning disabilities and developmental problems.
What was it that interested you about working in GIDS?
I was interested in working at GIDS because I think gender can play a huge role in a person’s development and because issues relating to gender identity can cause young people and their families a lot of distress. This role allows me to work with young people with different experiences and at different stages of their lives and support them to make sense of their gender identity.
What is your favourite animal? Do you have any pets, and if so what are they?
I LOVE cats! I love their personalities and find them very relaxing to be around! I only have two but I would have more if I could! I also like wild cats and this year I got to stroke a cheetah!
What is your favourite season and why?
I have always loved the autumn and watching the leaves change colour. I also love being able to hibernate as it begins to get cold and dark outside and really look forward to bonfire night!