I am a person-centered, humanistic, integrative, trauma – informed psychologist, currently based in Melbourne, Australia. I have practiced in the field of mental health since 2011, in Australia, India and Cambodia. I am registered with the Psychology Board of Australia as well as with the Australian Counselling Association. I hold a Master of Science in Applied Psychology. In my practice I use Art Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing and Trauma Informed Healing quite extensively. I work with individuals, couples and families and am truly interested in what my clients have to say.
I am warm, approachable, non-judgmental and compassionate towards my clients. I believe in person-centered psychology, which means that sessions are tailored and customized to the needs and personalities of my clients. I walk alongside my clients at the pace they set for me. I use a lot of creative techniques and strategies that are integrated from a number of approaches. This keeps psychological work non-threatening for clients, whilst deepening the experience and continuing to facilitate the processing of painful things in ways that are comfortable and gentle.
Through the process of psychological counselling I work with my clients helping them achieve the goals they set for themselves, grow in love for self, build strong connections within, and as a result make meaningful connections with people around them. I teach my clients how to navigate the uncertainties of life by equipping them with resources that build resilience, provide support, warmth and the expertise necessary to deal with various complexities.
As a psychologist, I believe in empowering my clients, therefore the experience of psychological counselling will ensure my clients feel equipped with the inner strength and courage to make choices and take steps that fall in line with their personal goals.
I help clients’ identify and understand patterns of behaviour and blind spots that keep them trapped in viscous cycles. This new understanding empowers them to change the things that make them unhappy thus helping them feel in control and as a result, lead fulfilling lives.
In my experience people simply want to feel understood, supported and heard. They want to be seen and feel accepted. They want to know they are significant the way they are. They want to heal and be free. They want hope and a way out of their struggle. At Yellow Brick Counseling we create a safe space for clients to explore all the difficult stuff.
The work I do with my clients is based on a deep belief that everyone can heal, change and grow therefore I strive towards planting HOPE and a deep assurance in the hearts and minds of my clients’ that no matter how stuck they feel, no matter how overwhelmed or lost, no matter how dark the night…
– there is always a way!
Having lived and worked in numerous multicultural settings I relate easily to people from diverse backgrounds. I am multi lingual – speaking English, Hindi and Marathi fluently, with a touch of Khmer. On a more personal note, I am passionate about life, I love the outdoors, new experiences and activities that are stimulating and fun. I love to learn and grow. I recently went to an aerial silks class and I have experimented with aerial yoga and the Lyra hoop – My inner child loves all the swinging and hanging upside down. I am always up for a walk, a chat, a good glass of wine, adventure and board games.
I hope that gives you an idea of my person, my approach to clients, psychological counselling and life.
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QUALIFICATION & MEMBERSHIPS
- APHRA Psychology Board – PSY0002597758
- Australian Counselling Association – Level 4, Member #14552
- College of Supervisors, AU
- EMDR Association Australia
- Master of Science in Applied Psychology, 2010
- Gottman Couples Level 1 Training, 2022
- Trauma Informed Healing, 2020
- Presence Oriented Psychotherapy, 2018
- Acceptance Commitment Therapy, 2017
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Level 1 & 2, 2014-2015
- Creative Healing Arts Therapy, 2012-2013