In what seems like another life, I was a graphic designer. After many years of designing and raising my young children, I realised that I didn’t have a long term vision with design. Would I still want to be designing logos and web sites at 65? At 90? Didn’t resonate. And so I changed direction to align with my vision and started down a whole new path.
A preference for English literature made me drop Psychology as an option in University. But my curiosity about what makes people tick continued and I decided to pursue a Masters in Counselling. After graduating, my interests broadened and I studied with teachers around the world in a variety of therapeutic frameworks and techniques. I learned to work with emotions, the mind as well as the physical body, gaining a wider perspective and true understanding of their interconnectedness. This informs my current practice as an integrative counsellor.
My love of learning keeps me up to date with the latest research and developments in emotional and mental health, and I continue to train and attend international workshops and conferences.
In my spare time, I love reading, practicing yoga, gardening, dabbling in tarot cards, taking photographs and spending time on the beach. I believe in giving back and volunteer my services at organisations in Hong Kong, including running educational workshops at CancerLink and working with staff and clients at the Centre for Refugees.
Originally from India, I have travelled widely and lived in a number of cities including Singapore, London and Istanbul. I have two amazing children who are a constant source of inspiration to me. I currently reside in the beautiful city of Hong Kong, where I have lived and worked since 2004.
“About suffering they were never wrong,
The Old Masters: how well they understood
Its human position; how it takes place
While someone else is eating or opening a window or just
walking dully along”
– W.H. Auden
I volunteer my therapy services at :
- Christian Action’s CKM Service Centre for Refugees and Asylum seekers – provides humanitarian assistance to refugees, asylum seekers and torture claimants in Hong Kong.
- CancerLink – Hong Kong Cancer Fund’s free service to the community, CancerLink helps people adjust to living with cancer. Providing free information and professional counselling, they welcome cancer patients, survivors, their family or friends to seek help in coping with cancer. .
- Justice Centre Hong Kong – human rights advocates working fearlessly to protect the rights of Hong Kong’s most vulnerable forced migrants – refugees, other people seeking protection and survivors of modern slavery.
- PathFinders – giving a fair start in life to every migrant child born in Hong Kong by empowering their mothers to make informed life decisions and find a dignified path towards a safe and legal future.
Certified META-Health Master Practitioner with Intl. META-Medicine Association
Accredited Certified Advanced EFT Practitioner with AAMET.
Member of The Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association.
Member of the Australian Counselling Association.
(These Associations require continuing professional development as well as regular supervision. This ensures that my competence, knowledge and skills are up to date and relevant to the services I provide.)