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I am a COSCA (Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland) qualified psychotherapist and counsellor and have a diversified 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, postmodern, relativist 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.

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Educational background:

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

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

Further Educational/Professional Qualifications:

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

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

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

  • Group Analysis - Intermediate Year (Ongoing): IGA (UK) & Hank Nunn Institute, Bangalore.

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

Continued Professional Development:

  • 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)

  • Dog-Assisted 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 - Present)

  • 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)

  • Child Psychology Intern -  Anusang (Centre for Psychological Assessment and Intervention), Mumbai, India (2013)

 

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