Meet the Clinical Administrator: Sofia Barrett

Sofia is Orri’s Clinical Administrator. She ensures the team is organised and that diaries are updated, to support clients in treatment. She discusses more about her administrative role in this blog.

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 at Orri and what were you doing before?

I have been at Orri for a year and before that I was working in a dental practice as a Head receptionist.

What’s a typical day in the life of a Clinical Administrator?

I start my day with a nice walk and go straight into a few meetings planning for the day. I then work alongside our amazing psychiatrist where no two days are the same. I then will organise meetings and schedules for staff and clients. I enjoy popping into snacks and walking around the building to see clients and check in with how their day is going. Through various team meetings, I will take the minutes and make sure everyone has a space to use.

What is your favourite thing about working for Orri? 

I 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.

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 mums lasagne which I make all the time.  

What is 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 Nichols

Life is filled with many adventures and you have to enjoy the ride and this is why I love this quote because when it can be tough I try to remember its all part of my story.

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.

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