Gayatri holds a Master of Counselling from Monash University. She is passionate about mental health and believes in creating a strong and collaborative relationship with her clients. Gayatri provides her clients with a safe and non-judgmental space to voice their concerns, helping them to develop insight and awareness within, and empowering them to work towards their goals.
Gayatri is currently a volunteer at a family shelter where she provides counselling for residents with a range of concerns such as trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, relationship and parenting issues. Previously, Gayatri worked in the perinatal mental health area where she provided counselling to mothers to help them overcome their various individual challenges.
She also volunteers on a women’s helpline where she has received Trauma training and Sexual Assault First Responder training.
Gayatri has experience working with issues including but not limited to:
- Stress management
- Parenting challenges
- Antenatal and postnatal issues
- Self esteem
- Relationship issues
- Life transitions
Gayatri uses a person-centred approach and tailors therapies to suit her clients’ individual needs. She has a special interest in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She is in regular supervision and is working towards further training in order to enhance her skills.
Gayatri has lived and worked in India, the U.K. and Singapore, and understands the personal, social and cultural challenges of adjusting to new environments