Ketan Kulkarni

KEA Psychology

 

Kia Ora and Welcome. I am experienced in helping people work through challenges to create lasting change and live fulfilling lives. I enjoy working with adults and children. We will work collaboratively to achieve your therapy goals.

 

Areas of Special Interest

Adults: Feeling stuck & overwhelmed, sadness, stress, depression, anxiety, anger, decision-making, life transitions, trauma, relationship issues.
Children, adolescents, teenagers: sadness, shyness, bullying, anger, disruptive behaviour, depression, anxiety.

 

Counselling for Adults

We live in a complex world with many demands on us that affect our emotional wellbeing. I believe that every individual has within them their own creativity to work through these challenges and demands. I bring in all my experience and skills to help you access your own creativity, work through the barriers and experience contentment and satisfaction in life.

 

Counselling for Migrants

I have a special interest in working with immigrants adjusting to living in New Zealand and who may be experiencing struggles due to cultural differences in workplaces; in family and personal values; and in parenting, etc. I also help children and teenagers of 1st generation immigrants with the challenges of balancing their own cultural values while integrating Kiwi values.

 

Counselling for Children

Children also experience distress that gets communicated either in their behaviour (aggression, disruptiveness, attention struggles) or their emotions (anger, depression and anxiety). This usually creates frustration and worry for you as a parent. I help children give expression to their emotions and needs in insightful ways so they can continue to be curious and creative in order to improve the quality of their relationships to themselves, with family, with peers and school.

I am experienced helping children of all ages negotiate the trials of childhood and will connect with them empathically and kindly. Play is the language of children and play-based, creative, non-directive and expressive therapeutic interactions help in generating lasting change for them. I work hard to balance providing children their autonomy during sessions, while also empowering parents to support the gains their children make in therapy.

 

Therapeutic Approach

My approach to therapy is collaborative and creative. We will focus on developing a safe and supportive therapeutic relationship to create long term change. I have worked with a diverse range of people and I bring in all my experience and skill to help you achieve your therapy goals.

 

About Me

I have lived in New Zealand since 2006 and have worked in community health organizations, addiction rehabilitation and private practice.

I have helped adults with anger, personal and professional relationships, emotions (sadness, depression, anxiety) and addictions. I have worked for several years helping children, adolescents and teenagers experiencing emotional and behavioural difficulties and have also worked with parents in developing effective parenting techniques to guide behaviour positively.

 

Professional & Cultural Supervision

I have experience in providing supervision to social workers, counsellors, health practitioners, mental health professionals, parent educators and youth workers. My approach to supervision is collaborative, creative, strengths based, reflective and incorporates a trauma informed and systemic perspective. I also have a special interest in supporting clinicians who are seeking cultural (Indian) supervision.

FAQs

Q Registrations and Memberships

- Registered Counselling Psychologist with the New Zealand Psychologists Board (NZPB)
- New Zealand Psychological Society (NZPsS)- Member
- IAmerican Psychological Association (APA)- International Affiliate

Q Qualifications

- Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology (AUT)
- Master of Clinical Psychology - Mental Health Counselling (University of Indianapolis, USA)
- Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Sciences (AUT)

Q Languages

I am a fluent speaker of English and the Indian languages: Marathi मराठी and Hindi हिंदी

Q Appointments

Regular Hours:
- Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm
- Some late times (5pm, 6pm) available on request.

Q Payment Options

Eftpos; cash; Bank transfer