Today we’re getting to know Sofia. After joining us temporarily on the front desk, Sofia has since become a permanent member of Orri’s team, as our Clinical Administrator.
We sat her down to learn more about her new role.
Can you take a moment to introduce yourself?
My name is Sofia and I am half Jamaican and half Italian but have grown up in south London.
How long have you worked for Orri and what were you doing before?
I have been at Orri for two weeks now. Before that I was working as a head receptionist at a dental practice.
What’s a typical day in the life of a Clinical Administrator?
My role at Orri is to provide administrative support to both the clients and the therapist. What’s great about this administrative role is that I get to be there for the clients right from the start to the end of their journeys, as well as all the way in between. On a typical day I will be the one sending calendar invites and making sure everyone knows where to be and when.
What is your favourite thing about working for Orri?
I was fortunate to temporarily work at Orri covering the front desk where I have met so many wonderful people already and that’s what really attracted me to Orri. I love being able to work (even if its indirectly) to help people and that’s what is really special about here.
I do love working with people and Orri is filled with amazing people who make the day better. We are never short of smiles and warm hugs.
What’s your favourite inspirational quote?
“Keep treading you will see where you are heading is where you are meant to be, may you never discredit how far you have come.” – Morgan Harper
Life is filled with many adventures and you have to enjoy the ride. I love this quote because when it can be tough, I try to remember it is all part of my story.
Outside of work, what do you do for your own mental wellbeing?
I really enjoy looking after my ever growing number of house plants. I find learning about each plant and their needs gives me time to reflect on my week while enjoying watching my plants grow and thrive. I enjoy cooking and reading cook books for inspiration. My favourite recipe I learnt was my mum’s lasagne which I make all the time.
If you could say one thing to someone struggling, what would it be?
There is only freedom in getting to know yourself and we all have so much more to learn. So reach out, speak up and dig deep, you will only thank yourself later.