I am an Engineer-turned-Psychotherapist. I have a BE in Computer Science and Engineering and 16 years of corporate experience in the IT and Banking & Financial Services domain. I set foot in the mental health sector as a Suicide Counsellor for Lifeline Australia in 2010. Over the years I continued working in the mental health and social services sector while I was still in my corporate job. I took up a few postgraduate courses and transitioned fully into the mental health sector, where I now work as a Counselling Psychologist.
I grew up in Guwahati, in Assam. In my 20s and 30s I lived and worked in Australia, with a short time in New York. I returned to Guwahati in 2018 and have been practicing here since. I accumulated a lot of experience working and living in two different cultures. I have grown myself in two careers. And I lived through many life transitions along the way.
TRAINING AND EDUCATION
All my psychology, mental health, and therapy related studies and training are from Australia and the US.
Master of Family Studies with Distinction, University of Newcastle, Australia.
Master of Dispute Resolution with Distinction, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution, Relationships Australia.
Graduate Diploma of Youth Mental Health with First Class Honours, University of Melbourne, Australia.
Certificate IV in Telephone Counselling Skills, Lifeline Australia
Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies from the Trauma Research Foundation
B.E. in Computer Science and Engineering, NIT Silchar, Assam, India (1999)
Accredited Triple P® (Positive Parenting Program) Practitioner
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) (trained under Dr Russ Harris)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Adolescents (trained under Dr Russ Harris)
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)Therapy (trained under Dr Philip Manfield)
EMDR Flash Technique (EMDR FT) (trained under Dr Philip Manfield)
Family Systems Trauma (FST) Therapy
LivingWorks Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Clients don't come with a single issue or symptom. My therapeutic approach is integrative and I incorporate components from various modalities. Although I have training in many different treatment modalities, I predominantly use CBT, ACT, EMDR, and Ego-state therapy into my work with individual clients.
When working with families, I incorporate techniques from Triple P and FST in addition to the ones mentioned above.