Shagoon Maurya

Counselling Psychologist And Psychotherapist

I’m an Indian Counselling Psychologist that helps Indians across the world to overcome their daily life challenges like anxiety, depression, stress and other common psychological problems. Living abroad for the past few years, I have realised the importance of having a mental health worker from the same cultural background and community. With Safe Space you can open up and talk to your therapist who is passionate to help people of all colors to overcome their mental, emotional and psychological challenges.

Being a Psychotherapist, my academic background and work experience is coloured with a wide range of opportunities learning and working with diverse population. I have worked in clinical, educational, organisational and counselling settings. I trust in an innovative yet straightforward approach to bring out certain enthusiastic, social and intellectual changes in individuals. In one sentence, empowering energy, self-care and emotional well-being is my life’s enthusiasm.

 

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, I have been trained professionally in a wide range of approaches as I know that there is no single approach that is the right fit for everyone. I use the tailor made approach to meet the unique needs of individuals, couples and families. My goal is to provide my clients the quickest relief possible emotionally and mentally with evidence based therapies. My goal is to provide my clients the quickest relief possible by providing them psychotherapeutic approaches and integrating scientific based approaches.

My enthusiasm is to associate with individuals from Asian and Indian social foundations and assist them with exploring their direction by beating their barriers in various parts of their lives. I help my clients, which incorporate adolescents, couples and families, to discover a solid impression of themselves and fortify their relationship elements.

My specialities are:  

  • 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 more 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 ourselves mostly in isolation. In majority, talking to a psychologist or psychotherapist is seen as a weakness.
  • We need to make safe spaces for people to open up and share cultural or community, generational specific challenges and unkind emotional events.It provides a safe space to understand and normalise the importance go individual role in who we are, what we believe in, where we have come from, and what drives us going forward. 
  • Working with a psychologist who shares your identity can not only help you to combat stigma but also to build up a stronger therapeutic relationship. 
  • 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. 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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