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I am a COSCA (Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland) qualified and BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) registered psychotherapist and group therapist. I have a diverse background of experience working with adolescents and adults with a range of psychological vulnerabilities. In my practise, I adhere closely to the ethical frameworks laid out by COSCA and BACP.

I understand therapy as a voyage embarked upon by the client and therapist into a sea of deeper exploration and emotional awareness. The therapist supports the client to explore the depths of their inner world and trauma in an empathic, caring, safe and holding space. I am a passionate, ethical and reflective practitioner and work within the dialogue of the psychodynamic and person-centred theoretical orientations.

My primary research and therapeutic interests take a qualitative, psychosocial stance. They intend to critically inquire how the dynamics of our socio-political past and present, diversity, difference and power are all interwoven into complex narratives, seeping into our inner world and influencing our relationships with ourselves and others. I therefore also view therapy as a space for healing systemic wounds and undoing hegemonic trauma, using a social justice framework to contextualise equality and power.


Educational background:

  • PhD student in Counselling Studies at the University of Edinburgh (2022-2026)

  • Master of Counselling (Interpersonal Dialogue) : University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

  • Bachelor of Arts- Psychology: St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, India

Further Educational/Professional Qualifications:

  • Group Analysis - Intermediate Year (2021-2022):  Institute of Group Analysis (UK) & Hank Nunn Institute, Bangalore

  • Group Analysis - Foundation year (2020-2021): IGA (UK) & Hank Nunn Institute, Bangalore.

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Attachment Theory (2021): International Attachment Network (UK)

  • Certificate in Queer Affirmative Counselling Practice (2020) : Mariwala Health Initiative

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Couple and Family Therapy (2019): Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, India.

Continued Professional Development:

  • Group Analytic Symposium in Belgrade: 'Where divided worlds meet' (2023) - Attendance and paper presentation

  • Polyvagal Theory: Befriending the Nervous System for Safety and Connection: American Psychological Association (2023)

  • American Psychoanalytic Association - Externship (2023)

  • Scholar's Program Award (2022): Issued by the Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychology (SPPP; Division 39 of American Psychological Association)

  • By Us For Us Beyond Cultural Competence: Decolonizing Clinical Constructs: New Perspective Psychological Services, USA (2021)

  • The Unconscious and Everyday Life Conference 2020: The Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Essex

  • Mentalization-Based Therapy and Borderline Personality Disorder: International Attachment Network, India (2020)

  • On Bereavement - An Attachment Perspective: International Attachment Network, India (2020)

  • An introduction to Interfamily Therapy: International Attachment Network, India (2020)

  • Introduction to Attachment Theory, On Reflective Dialogue & Intergenerational Transmission of Attachment: Lecture series by the International Attachment Network (2020)

  • Body work in Psychotherapy (2020) : Hank Nunn Institute (Online)

  • 6 lecture series on Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (2020) - Tavistock Relationships, London 

  • Psychosexual studies - Sexual dysfunctions: Female disorders (2019) - Tavistock Relationships, London 

  • All India Psychoanalytic Conference - 'Changing World: Inside & Outside' (2019) - Indian Psychoanalytic Society (Mumbai)

  • Self Harm and Attachment (2016) - Scottish Association of Psychodynamic Counselling (UK)

Work experience:

  • Chairperson of the Indian Chapter of the International Attachment Network (2020 - 2022)

  • Visiting Faculty - St. Xavier's College, Postgraduate Department of Psychology (2019 - Present)

  • Trainee Student Counsellor - Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK (2016)

  • Trainee Psychotherapist - Hope Park Counselling Centre, Edinburgh, UK (2014-2016)

  • Volunteer - Samaritans (Suicide Prevention Helpline), Mumbai, India (2013-2014)

  • Clinical Psychology Intern - Masina Hospital, Mumbai, India (2013)

Professional memberships:

  • British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) - Registered Member

  • Association of Psychosocial Studies (APS) - Honorary Membership Secretary​ 

  • International Attachment Network (IAN) - Technical Director (Chairperson of IAN India from 2020-22)

  • American Psychological Association (APA) - International Affiliate Member



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