I was born in India and grew up in a town called Leicester, UK. I am number 5 of 6 children. I trained as a Registered Nurse at Kettering General Hospital and Midwife at Leicester Royal Infirmary Hospital, UK.
I understand and have experienced the pressures of shift work, on-calls, working long hours, and weekends that can lead to exhaustion, burnout, stress and loss of enjoyment/love towards the profession. And I have lived the demands it places on you, your body and your health.
All my life and now as a health professional I knew there was more to health and well-being than relying on the medical profession even though I understand, value and appreciate the essential role our medical system plays in health care. Through my own personal search, I tried many complementary modalities yet none would get to the root cause of my feeling exhausted, burnt out and empty. I moved to Australia in 2002 and continued my search for answers.
I am married to an Australian and live in Sydney. I have no children, despite many years of infertility treatments yet I don't feel incomplete, my life is just as busy and in all honesty, I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to form a true relationship with me, the woman I am and the woman I am becoming.
This began with my experience of healing with counselling where, through the connection to myself and bringing self-care to the forefront, I gained a deeper and clearer understanding of myself. I decided to study Counselling.
With this powerful holistic process, I have been able to feel and see what I have been holding onto within my body that was not truly me or did not serve in how and whom I was living and expressing with others – from the unhealthy ideals and beliefs to patterns and behaviours I was living every day, such as seeing myself less than others.
I’ve changed my life from being constantly tired, stressed, sleep-deprived, suffering many low moments, isolation, and even disliking my job, to turning my life around and enjoying going to work and being with my colleagues and life. Self-care has become the most important way of life for me and it is at this point I felt to support others to explore their own well-being.
Through my own experiences, awareness and healing, I offer counselling, and soon to come, lactation support. I facilitate healing to the depth that feels true for you.
“Shushila Boswell is an incredible counsellor who helped me through my IVF journey. Not only did she provide me with valuable information and resources, but she also offered a listening ear and a safe space for me to express my emotions. She was always available to answer any questions I had and provided me with the support I needed to navigate the rollercoaster of emotions that comes with IVF. Her compassion and understanding made a difficult process much more manageable. I highly recommend Shushila to anyone going through IVF or any other fertility struggles”. – Gabriela