SOAS University of London

Student Advice and Wellbeing

Mr Jonathan Smy-Aristizabal


Jonathan Smy-Aristizabal
Student Advice and Wellbeing

Student Counsellor (placement)

Mr Jonathan Smy-Aristizabal


My pronouns are he/him. I am a Student Counsellor in the Student Advice and Wellbeing Team.

I identify as a gay man from a middle class family. I am British, born and raised in London from a mixed Colombian and British background.

I have a Masters (MSc) in Psychology and am currently undertaking a Professional Doctorate (DPsych) in Counselling Psychology.

I have clinical experience with the Person Centred, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy modalities (CBT) as well as experience working with bereavement and in the substance use/alcohol field.

I have research interests in the fields of Attachment Theory, Trauma, Addiction, Relationships and marginalised communities.