Shagoon Maurya

Counselling Psychologist And Psychotherapist

I’m an Indian Psychologist helping Indians outside India via online counselling or tele therapy. I have helped more than 1000 Indian people living abroad over the past 5 years to overcome their emotional, mental, behavioural and life transitioning challenges.

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 highly value providing a supportive, non judgemental and collaborative Safe Space for people who are going through a rough time in their lives. 

As a psychotherapist, I believe in creative yet simple ways to bring out positive emotional, social and cognitive changes in people. 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 there is no single approach or therapy is the right one for everyone, 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. 

My passion is to connect with people from Indian cultural backgrounds and help them to navigate their way by overcoming their roadblocks in different areas of their lives. I help my clients, which includes children, adults, couples and families, to find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationship dynamics. 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. 
  • Asian culture influences how we understand ourselves which includes overall mental health and well-being. As asians we love to live together in clusters and stay connected to our community but at times it becomes difficult when we try to be individualistic. 
  • 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. 

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