Asha Padisetti – Director
MSocSc (Human Services, Counselling), Grad Cert in Bereavement Counselling & Intervention, MBIS, BCom, GDipArts, Cert. IV in Workplace Training & Assessment. Australian Counselling Association – Level 3 Member
Asha engages with a client-centred approach based on empathy and compassion.
As a psychotherapist, counsellor and an educator she works with women, adolescents and children struggling with anxiety, depression and other personal issues.
She has developed a systematic approach to help her clients get relief from emotional distress, pursuing Mindfulness based interventions, Acceptance Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy:
- Specialist counselling for grief, loss and bereavement.
- Working with women impacted by domestic violence and sexual violence
- Working with women impacted by trauma
- Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Programs
- Advocacy for mental health and healthy relationships
- Workplace and community-based training
- Specialist offering for the Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Communities (CALD).
Asha has a strong interest in how to use mindfulness interventions in various health settings including palliative care, engaging with physicians and social workers on how to care for the carers. Asha’s study of mindfulness began 25 years ago and as a mindfulness meditation practitioner, and she draws on the works of Jon Kabat Zinn, Jack Kronfield and Eckhart Tolle who have worked towards presenting mindfulness meditation a secular practice and have been able to bring mindfulness to mainstream. Asha is currently working towards becoming a certified meditation teacher.
Asha’s provides psychological first aid in domestic crisis situations through mobile counselling services. She is involved in bringing awareness of domestic violence in the community and advocates for the safety of women and children.
Asha has a multi-disciplinary background with a keen interest in mental well-being and technology. She is currently working on the use of virtual reality applications in the treatment of mental health. Asha teaches at a top tier university and is researching domestic violence models of care for CALD communities and management.
She loves spending time with her family and her dogs.
Please contact Asha with your queries – she will be happy to have a conversation to explore your individual needs.