Shagoon Maurya

Counselling Psychologist And Psychotherapist

I’m an Indian Psychologist helping people to deal with their psychological well-being issues. I accomplish this by giving them a warm, non-judgemental place of safe haven in which I pay attention to their interests, and work collaboratively to achieve their positive objectives. My expertise, skills and empathetic nature empowers me to support ethical, confidential, practical and evidence based therapies in counselling. I value providing a supportive, non judgemental and collaborative safe space for people who are going through a rough time in their lives.

My educational background and work experience is coloured with a wide range of professional therapeutic working hours with diverse population. I have worked in clinical, educational, organisational and counselling settings. I also have trainings in conducting effective tele-therapy and providing psychological first aid during the times of COVID-19. I highly value providing a supportive, non judgemental and collaborative Safe Space for people who are going through a rough time in their lives. In one sentence, encouraging positivity, self-care and mental health is my life’s passion. 

My goal is to together create meaningful changes to your lives!

Professional Credentials

Licenses

  • Australian Counselling Association (18665)
  • American Psychological Association (C2103178548)
  • Counsellors Council of India (CRN5048039)

Education Background

  • PGD in Counselling & Psychotherapy – The University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Masters in Psychology – The University of Delhi, India
  • Bachelors (Hons) in Psychology – The University of Delhi, India

Areas Of Expertise

Over the years of practising, I know that everyone is unique and therefore there is no single approach or therapy is the right one for all, so I have been trained professionally in the range of modalities. I use the tailor made approach to meet clients’ unique needs. My goal is to provide my clients the quickest relief possible by providing them person-centred approach and integrating the various evidence based therapy approaches. 

I also offer support to people from Indian ethnic background to deal with mental health issues and provide a space which makes them feel safe, comfortable, heard and, supported. I am particularly interested in working with people to assist them in recognising and building their own strengths and capabilities in order to support growth and development leading to independence. I specialise in:

  • Individual Counselling
  • Anxiety Counselling
  • Depression Counselling
  • Stress/Anger Management
  • Relationship and Marriage Counselling
  • Child Counselling
  • Cultural/ Generational Issues
Why Asian Psychologist (me)?
  • One of the essential functions of a culture is to provide ways to relieve the suffering of its people. Since many forms of suffering, emotional distress, psychological stress are inevitably related to cultural patterns, patriarchal attitudes, the approach of healing also follow the culture’s characteristic value and beliefs. 
  • We as asians aren’t bought up to share or articulate our emotions. Rather we have been conditioned to think about impacting the community with our right or wrong actions. For instance: others’ feelings are important than our own and it’s considered rude or selfish to think about ourselves first. We are taught to buck up, carry the burden and sort out our issues by own mostly in isolation. In majority, talking to a psychologist or psychotherapist is seen as weakness. 
  • Having a culturally competent therapist will allow you to fully express your feelings and emotions as I understand your personal beliefs, values and experience better. Being a Hindi/ Punjabi speaking psychologist – It helps to remove assumptions and judgements which makes it easier to connect and understand the language with your therapist. It’s one of the most effective and reliable ways to connect with someone who looks like you.

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