Janelle KumarRegistered Psychologist

    (03) 9820 5577

    For bookings, please use the “book now” button above. We are providing face-to-face and video/phone consultations as needed.  

    We have arrangements in place to maintain social distancing and cleaning standards during COVID-19.

     

    PERSONAL DETAILS AND INTERESTS

    Throughout my life, I have been curious about human behaviour and the meanings we make in our lives. From a tender age, I was passionate about entering the field of psychology. My keen interest in human nature has always led me towards industries where I am able to interact with people on a daily basis and allowed me to gain a greater understanding of people from many walks of life. I aim to bring the learnings from both my professional and practical training to assist each client from where they are on their wellbeing journey.

    As a counselling psychologist, I believe firmly in finding the balance between the science and art of psychological intervention and am dedicated to finding that with each client I work alongside. In order to find that balance, I use a collaborative and client-focused foundation to inform the skills, tools and techniques utilised in therapy. I have an interest in working with people from all walks of life, who are experiencing distress in the form of worry, low mood, low self-esteem and interpersonal or relationship concerns.

    My therapeutic style is warm and empathetic, with a focus on the co-creation of a resilient, supportive and safe therapeutic relationship between me and my clients. I believe the quality and reliability of the relationship between therapist and client is the most important element in facilitating change and inspiring new perspectives.

     

    EXPERIENCE (AREAS OF EXPERTISE)

    I have experience assisting with anxiety, depression, interpersonal concerns, life stage/development challenges, relationship concerns, impulse control conditions, grief/loss and trauma. The clients I have worked alongside vary in age, gender identification and cultural background. I find my approach lends itself well to youth and young adults, but have experience working with adults of all ages.

     

    AFFILIATIONS

    Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

    New Zealand Psychology Board, Counselling Psychology endorsement

     

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Bachelor of Health Science, Psychology – AUT University

    Bachelor of Health Science (Hons), Psychology – AUT University

    Master of Health Science, Psychology – AUT University

    Post-Graduate Diploma, Counselling Psychology – AUT University

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