After years of supporting people as a manager of a suicide sanctuary, I am currently using my experience to provide a safe space for people to talk about their feelings as a trainee therapist.
I have seen how important it is for people to be able to open up at their own pace and gradually rediscover their authentic self.
So beautiful to live life from a place of complete choice.
Years of experience: 8 years
I have been practicing clinical psychology for 15 years. I have worked at an outpatient clinic, a center for people with "double diagnosis" (mental health + substance abuse), a student counseling center, a psychiatric hospital and other setting, as well in my own private practice. I write and lecture about gender, LGBT, the impact of racism an mental health, culturally aware psychotherapy and more. I am trained in relational psychoanalytic approaches and have a long-standing interest in mindfulness meditation and in embodiment. I practice individual and couples psychotherapy.
I came to counselling fairly late in life which is both good and not so good. Good because I have a lot of experience of life’s hurdles and of the “human condition” which means I can meet clients in their version of reality and really get under the issues that keep them stuck. Not so good because the more clients I meet who understand that change is possible and that life can be everything they want it to be, part of me wishes that I had started years earlier. But this thinking only lasts for a moment as I know I am exactly where I should be, when I should be.
Some people are new to counselling or have had a “bad” experience and intuitively I know how hard it can be for them to really confide in strangers so I make the process as easy and as relaxed as possible. I recognise everyone's beliefs are different and I offer a safe, confidential space to be listened to. Sometimes just this in itself is enough for someone to organise and verbalise their thoughts in order that they can move on. But sometimes a client’s issues are more deep rooted and need bringing to the surface before we can deal with them. This may require more thought provoking work with a client.
Sometimes however people do have an insight into themselves and why they feel the way they do but again do not know how to move on. I help them discover how. I believe in “standing beside” a client whilst they work things out and learn to live in their new reality but I do not do the work for them.
When I first meet a client I make it clear that I can't, and don't, promise miracles. I can however promise honesty, respect and an open mind as well as my skills as a counsellor. I often set homework, be it written or thought provoking as I look for clients to make a permanent change and not just “turn up”, feel better for a little while and then regress back to their old patterns of thinking.
I follow a holistic psychotherapy approach as a mental fitness coach across the globe, as a registered psychotherapist, certified clinical supervisor, certified practicing hypnotherapist and certified practicing coach.
My field of expertise is in the area of emotional resilience which I apply to clients across the globe through such roles as coach, counsellor and facilitator.
My practice motto is Changing lives through simple solutions! because this is what I strives to achieve with each and every client.
Working from a deeply personal motive to empower others to be better for themselves, I am a lucky to be a respected and well sought after consultant, coach and therapist within the Asia Pacific region.
Welcome to this online platform - please feel free to explore my work here or contact me directly through my private practices in Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Singapore or Hong Kong...
I'm psychologist and licenced psychotherapist, and I offer short and long-term psychotherapy or counseling psychology online.
I am an experienced therapist (10+ years). My experience and training allow me to provide a dynamic therapeutic experience which is personal to you. I have experience working with adults in individual and group therapy setting. Professionalism and discretion are guaranteed.
So far, I have worked with clients who have struggled with: anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, anger, trauma, relationships, chronic conditions, gender and sexuality, or communication. Some of these struggles may be familiar to you. In my work, I listen to how these struggles (or any of life’s struggles) are real for you. That is, what makes them personal.
I became passionate about working with chronic illness (liver diseasess - hepatitis B & C, multiple sclerosis or cancer) while working as a therapist at the IBD Patients Association. Treating people who were dealing with Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis (the two forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease –IBD) was, and still is, one of the most rewarding areas of my professional life.
There are no words that can describe what it feels like to see a person turn small milestones into a new life with a new perspective and a new found sense of control, in spite of having a chronic illness that they have no control over.
I provide guidance for individuals who require support in dealing with personal or workplace issues that are hampering optimal performance or negatively affecting relationships. My approach is client-focused and integrative. I find the Solution Focused approach positive and encouraging. It is a goal-directed collaborative approach which prefers to focus on the present and the future. Sometimes it is important to revisit and process the past in order to have hope and then focus on the future.
I am a practicing Counseling Psychologist. I am the founder and Director of Healing Heart Counseling Unit. I obtained my bachelor degree in Clinical Psychology and Masters in Spirituality and Counseling from California, USA, Doctorate degree from University of Dhaka. I am Adjunct Faculty at the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology at Dhaka University and Notre Dame University Bangldesh.
I provide individual, couple and family counseling. I prefer to work for the age group 13 years to 60 years old.
Beside counseling, I provide skill development training to the mental health professionals such counselors, educational psychologist, schools counselors. Currently I conduct online training and workshops for Work Place Options (WPO) and provide consultancy for different NGOs.
Coping with life changes,
My ideal client is anyone of 13 years or above who wants change. Any client requesting or attending therapy, I regard as a willing and positive client, capable of change.
Someone who is actually already creating part of the change, although he/she might not yet be aware of it.
Even people in a lot of emotional pain, reporting for therapy, is expecting something, however small their hope or expectation might be. This includes, anyone experiencing trauma, stress, burnout, grief, relationship issues, challenges of adolescence, abusing a substance or feeling anxious or depressed.
I have a passion to be with clients within their current pain, but not leaving you there. Additionally, while I do this, listening for signs of coping, resilience, and skills DESPITE your circumstances. From here I guide you to move closer to the best version of yourself. Moving to a hope-filled future, even amidst dire circumstances.
Contact me to engage in an empowering process. One which acknowledges your pain, but also enables you to tap into your own resources and strengths. Therefore, you don't become dependent on the counselor/ therapist,on generic techniques that's not tailor-made for you or tools and skills that are usually limited to very specific situations.
Move towards hope.