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Consultant Psychologist

Hello, my name is Niharika and I am a counselling psychologist. I have a double master's- Master's in Applied Psychology (specialization in Clinical) from TISS and Master's in Health & International Development from London School of Economics, UK. I have been practicing for over 4 years and deal with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, mental health concerns, stress, self-esteem, relationship issues, trauma, etc in my practice. I work with adults, adolescents, and couples. I use eclectic methods drawing from various schools of thought such as CBT, REBT, transactional analysis, existential therapy, etc depending on the client’s needs and goals. I work extensively with Indians based abroad in the US, UAE, and Europe. I am also a certified yoga instructor and incorporate it into my practice when relevant.  I believe in a holistic client-centered approach to healing and look forward to seeing you in the therapy space soon!

Educational Qualifications

  1. MSc Health & International Development: London School of Economics & Political Science, UK (2019- 2020)

  2. MA Applied Psychology with specialisation in Clinical: Tata Institute of Social Sciences - Banyan Academy of Leadership in Mental Health, India (2017- 2019)

  3. BSc Psychology: University of Madras, India (2014- 2017)

Additional Qualifications/Certifications:

  1. Qualified the NET (National Eligibility Test - Psychology) conducted by University Grants Commission (UGC) for professorships in colleges across India

  2. Certification in training children with dyslexia by Believers School of Special Education, India

  3. Certified yoga instructor from Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana University (SVYASA), India


  1. Co-Authored the paper ‘Gender Differences in Attitudes Towards Counselling Among IT employees’ presented at an International Conference ‘Gender Dynamics: Evolving Synergies’ (June 2016)

  2. Co-Authored the paper ‘Engagement in Performing Arts and Perceived Happiness Among University Students’ presented at an International Conference ‘Expressive Arts Therapy’ in India (Feb 2017)

  3. Research Assistant to PhD student Iris Steenkamp at London Business School (Dec 2020- Feb 2021)

Prior Work Experience:

  1. Raju Hospital Chennai (Psychiatric Ward), Intern. Worked with a member of the WHO ‘International Network for Suicide Prevention and Research’ and an interdisciplinary team to deliver mental health services to 100+ clients

  2. Chettinad Vidyashram School, Trainee School Counsellor

  3. Psymed Hospital, Consultant

  4. TriMed Therapy (Buddhi Clinic), Psychology Intern

  5. PwC Middle East, Student Consultant (Health Industries Advisory)

Current Engagements:

  1. Counselling Psychologist- Independent Practice

  • Ongoing 4+ years of independent practice. Providing individual and couples counselling on a range of diverse issues such as anxiety, depression, grief, LGBTQIA+ issues, trauma, codependency, conflicts etc.

  • Delivering talks and workshops to organisations such as the Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) on stress management and suicide prevention

   2. Pvt Ltd, Consultant Counsellor (Aug 2020- Present)

  • Providing support to corporate executives and their family members, advisory role to HR to promote inclusive workplaces

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