Let’s face it, life is challenging. There are times when we feel overwhelmed by struggles endured or that are ongoing causing emotional distress. I believe through healing and finding solutions to challenges you are facing, I can support you in this therapeutic journey to help with enhancing wellness.
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.
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.