Children (6+), adolescents, adults, couples, families.
Areas of Special Interest
Stress, Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Grief and loss, Trauma, Domestic abuse, Women’s issues, Family Violence, Healing from painful relationships, Confidence, Parenting, Relationship issues across generations, Work issues, Migrant and immigrant issues.
Every person has their own unique history, aspirations and challenges. I facilitate healing in a way that enhances your personal strengths and wellness.
I provide a confidential, safe and non-judgmental environment. My focus is on listening to you and developing a trusting therapeutic relationship with you.
Using techniques to support self-awareness and to develop skills and strategies, I help to provide insights into lifelong patterns of behaviour, look at underlying issues, find ways to resolve them and support you move onto a more confident fruitful life.
I speak fluent English, Hindi and Fiji Hindi and work with ages 6 years and over.
Our children and youth encounter issues through witnessing and experiencing trauma. Through individual therapy I can re-create a caring, safe and supportive environment for them to express themselves in.
I also work with women in their darkest moments of abuse, trauma, sexual abuse and suicidal thinking; empowering them to break the abuse cycle. I have extensive knowledge and experience of the NZ Ministry of Justice psycho-educational Strengthening Safety Service programme.
I am happy to work with you short or long term to help you achieve your goals.
My approach to counselling is primarily person-centred, collaborative and strengths-based. Narrative and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy influence my work and I use play therapy for children as appropriate.
I am well versed with other methods of therapy and can flexibly match method to need, in order to focus, work through and alleviate issues.
Registrations and Professional Memberships
- Provisional Member of the NZ Association of Counsellors (ProvMNZAC)
- Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling (New Zealand Institute of Professional Counsellors)
- Post Graduate Diploma in Science (majoring in Neuroscience, Otago University, NZ)
- Bachelor of Science (majoring Neuroscience, Otago University, NZ).
Background and Experience
My ancestors are from India. I was born in Waikato, NZ however grew up in Fiji. I moved back to NZ and studied Neuroscience at Otago University after which I worked as a researcher at the Auckland University.
As counselling has always been my passion, I went on to study counselling and completed my placement at Shakti (NGO).
Currently I work with children, adolescents, adults and young families.
Growing up in a multicultural Pasifica environment and having strong ties with New Zealand, Fiji and India, I can connect and understand the culture and traditions of many diverse ethnicities and extended family dynamics. I am culturally competent and sensitive and have a deep understanding of the migrant and immigrant issues across generations.