Shobana has a calm and compassionate nature that enables clients to feel safely connected in the therapy space. She helps couples and individuals to understand the root causes of their distress, by unpacking their underlying fears and emotional needs that keep them stuck in unhealthy relationship patterns.
She is a registered and experienced counsellor, who has experience working with individuals, couples, and families with complex needs, including people from refugee backgrounds, and separated families. These experiences enable her to work with cultural sensitivity, using an integrative and trauma-informed approach. This means that she uses various approaches to suit clients’ needs.
Shobana believes that most emotional and psychological distress stems from relational trauma or pain. Thus, her approach involves considering clients’ relationship struggles in the context of their life experiences, particularly their early attachment experiences.
Shobana draws from her trainings in Systemic Couple and Family Therapy and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFCT) approaches, to develop long-lasting change for clients.
Using the evidence-based EFT approach, she is able to help couples to identify negative patterns in their relationship that contribute to their relationship distress and help them co-create a secure emotional bond with each other.
Shobana supports individuals to address issues such as low self-esteem, anxiety, loss of a relationship/separation, anger management and emotional regulation to achieve thriving relationships.
Shobana is passionate about helping clients to develop secure relationships, which enables them to have better emotional balance in their lives. Shobana’s approach to relationship counselling enables clients to improve their sense of self and develop hope that their relationships can be improved.