I am a COSCA (Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland) qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, currently practising in Chennai, India. Through the course of gaining my Masters degree and fully accredited professional qualification in counselling and psychotherapy, I had the privilege of working in multiple settings and placements in Edinburgh, and have professionally worked with a diverse range of clients including adolescents, adults, and elders, exploring different kinds of emotional complexities and psychological vulnerabilities

Additionally, I am also a qualitative researcher and autoethnographer, and have been a speaker at multiple conferences, both within and outside the UK.

As an ethical, reflective, and dedicated practitioner, I firmly believe that therapy should be a safe and supportive space, and am passionate about integrating warmth, compassion, and authenticity into the therapeutic relationships I foster. I aim to provide an empathetic, non-judgmental, and holistic space for my clients, embracing transparency, openness, and vulnerability, welcoming clients from all walks of life.

My Background

CONFERENCES

EDUCATION

 

2018

2019

2020

August

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Improv(e)ing my Practice: Embodying Improvisational Theatre within Myself

13th Annual Counselling and Psychotherapy Postgraduate Research Conference

July

6th British International Conference of Autoethnography

One Therapy, Many Selves

6th British International Conference of Autoethnography

"Minor Movements" Celebration, Centre for Creative-Relational Inquiry

"Minor Movements" Celebration, Centre for Creative-Relational Inquiry

July

How Do Counsellors Heal (themselves)?

International Conference of Autoethnography

April

2nd International Conference on Pluralistic Counselling and Psychotherapy

May

An Autoethnographic Exploration of Counsellor- Client Power

Global Mental Health Networking Event

  • Master of Counselling (Interpersonal Dialogue)
    University of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom


     

  • Bachelor of Arts - Psychology (Honours)
    Christ University, Bengaluru, India

EXPERIENCE


  • Consulting Psychotherapist
    Team WeListen, Accountables

      (Sep 2019 -  Feb 2020) - New Delhi, India


 

  • Staff Counsellor
    National Health Service (NHS) Lothian Occupational Health and Safety Services (Feb 2019 - Jul 2019) - Edinburgh, UK



     

  • Adolescent and Youth Counsellor
    The Junction - Young People, Health and Well-being

      (Nov 2018 - May 2019) - Edinburgh, UK

 

  • Counselling Psychotherapist
    Hope Park Counselling Centre
    (Jan 2018 - Mar 2019) - Edinburgh, UK



     

  • Trainee Counselling-Clinical Psychologist
    Psymed Hospital (April 2016) - Chennai, India



     

  • Trainee Onco-Psychologist and Counsellor
    DEAN Foundation (April - May 2015)​ - Chennai, India


     

 

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