B.A Psych, M.Psych, PHD Psycho-Neuroendocrinology / Psychological Medicine
Hart Centre Certified
This Hart therapist is a Provisional Psychologist with an academic and research background in Clinical Psychology (Masters) and Psychoneuroendocrinology/ Psychological Medicine (PhD). She has published peer-reviewed publications in prestigious journals and presented at national and international conferences.
She is a neurodiversity-affirmative therapist who utilises a strengths-based and trauma-informed approach. Fluent in English, Marathi and Hindi, she has experience working with clients from all different cultures, languages and minority groups. She is a trained Yoga and mindfulness teacher, who blends Western Psychology and Eastern spiritual practices in her therapy approach.
Our Hart therapist creates a warm, caring, empathetic, and collaborative environment that fosters self-connection and relationship satisfaction and health. She supports clients in navigating transitions and overcoming relationship challenges, to improve their relationships with their partners, family, friends, colleagues, and oneself. She recognises the importance of enhancing communication skills, to encourage self-awareness, compassion, resilience, responsiveness, security, flexibility and intimacy.
She believes the quality of our relationships impacts our lives. She uses a range of therapy approaches to help her clients flourish in loving and long-lasting relationships, understanding that secure attachment bonds have positive effects on mental health, neurobiology and the immune system. She uses a non-pathologizing approach to promote healthy emotional experiences.
The primary modalities that she uses are Person-Centred care, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Emotionally focused therapy, Play therapy, Gottman therapy techniques, Mindfulness, Compassionate Inquiry, and aspects of Acceptance Commitment Therapy. She has experience working with mood and anxiety disorders, burnout, eating disorders, psychotic disorders, personality deviations, and autistic and other neurodivergent people. She integrates evidence-based strategies to help clients with their emotional and cognitive health, life satisfaction, emotional security, flexibility and self-awareness.
In her free time, she enjoys marathon running, cycling, teaching Yoga, tramping at National parks, and creating nourishing plant-based meals for her family and friends.
This Hart Psychologist is registered with over 25 years experience. She enjoys working with individuals and couples on relationship issues to improve skills in communication, problem solving and conflict resolution. Initially working with individuals, she witnessed how strong, solid relationships can heal emotional wounds and empower growth. She developed expertise in relationship counselling while continuing to work with individuals, children and adolescents on various issues including depression, anxiety, stress, career and life transitions.
Warm, genuine and compassionate, she seeks to create a safe, non-judgmental space to enable clients to open-up and reflect. Her strength is keeping a positive focus. She empowers clients to set meaningful goals and nurtures their capability to change. She builds, and relies on client engagement and commitment as the basis of treatment success, while problem-solving strategies are always discussed and tailored to suit each individual’s need and situation. She has also worked in corporate and organisational settings, consulting to companies and professional organisations to help individuals and teams to surmount career related issues.
Our ever growing Sydney team of specialised couples’ therapists have been specially selected to join the Hart Centre on the grounds of their compassionate natures and their extensive knowledge and experience of all things couples counselling.
We understand how distressing and confusing relationship troubles feel, and we’re truly sorry you have had to experience such pain. Our united goal at The Hart Centre is to work with you to identify the underlying causes of your relationship distress, and help you rebuild your relationship into a new and mature loving bond.
Couples counselling is a highly specialised field. To ensure you are receiving the very latest and best care, we provide ongoing yearly professional development training to our group of Hart Certified therapists in the latest world-class relationship methodologies.
7 RELATIONSHIP WARNING SIGNS
You find yourselves repeatedly having the same arguments time and time again
You struggle to talk with your partner about your feelings
You don’t talk as much as you used to; time that you used to spend talking and laughing together is now mostly spent in silence
You spend less and less intimate time together
You notice yourself being drawn to people outside of your relationship
You increasingly prioritise your kids over your relationship needs
Your sex life has basically vanished, with spontaneity and passion seemingly a thing of the past
HOW CAN YOU CHOOSE THE BEST THERAPIST TO HELP?
A relationship in trouble is a painful experience, and we understand that our clients want to process their feelings, resolve their issues, and get back on track as quickly as possible.
At The Hart Centre, we require all of our therapists to take part in our initial training as well as our annual in-house conferences, where we have relationship and marriage experts from all over the world share their wisdom.
There are two important elements to getting the best results from counselling. Firstly, the therapist must be experienced and knowledgeable in the field of relationships; and secondly, a good therapeutic relationship must be developed. Numerous studies show that the relationship between a therapist and client is one of the most important factors predicting successful therapy outcomes. This means that you and your partner feel supported and understood by the therapist.
To help you make this decision, we provide a detailed biography of each of our therapists on our website which details experience, qualifications, and therapy styles. This way you can feel confident that the therapist you are seeing is a good fit for you.