Bhavani obtained her Master of Psychology (Clinical) from James Cook University. She is registered with the Singapore Register of Psychologists (SRP) as a clinical psychologist.
Bhavani first gained experience with working with individuals with mental health issues in the Institute of Mental Health (Singapore), in an acute psychiatry setting. She then gained further exposure working in the hospital, community and school settings. She has experience providing psychotherapy for clients in a wide age range from children and adolescents to adult and elderly individuals. The issues presented by her clients include:
- Anger issues
- Trauma-related difficulties
- Familial difficulties
- Self-harm tendencies
- Socio-emotional and behavioural difficulties (children and adolescents)
She has also conducted educational assessments, worked closely with parents to promote positive parenting behaviours, and reduce caregiver stress.
Being trained in a variety of psychotherapies, Bhavani employs an eclectic approach to psychotherapy, that is based on a client’s unique presentation and history. Her clinical approach is drawn upon:
- Psychodynamic psychotherapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Schema Therapy
- Mindfulness-based approaches.
Bhavani places great emphasis in establishing a strong therapeutic alliance so as to provide clients with a safe and non-judgmental space to work through their emotional difficulties. She believes in collaboratively empowering clients to move towards living meaningful lives.
Apart from being a clinical psychologist, Bhavani is also an artist, entrepreneur and fitness enthusiast.
Bhavani provides therapy in both English and Tamil, via face-to-face and Zoom sessions. She consults at ImPossible Psychological Services on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Bhavani can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org