About Jaya Narayan
Namaste. I am a Naarm (Melbourne) based mental health professional. I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land where I work and live, the Boon Wurrung and Woiwurrung (Wurundjeri) peoples of the Kulin Nation. I pay my respects to Elders past and present. I am indebted to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders across Australia for their ongoing care of the culture, waterways, songlines, languages and stories. I respectfully bow to my ancestors and heritage for their continued guidance and allyship.
Companioning individual(s) and group(s) to soothe stress, distress, overwhelm and dysregulation due to traumatic experiences and life adversity (PTSD, Complex trauma and relational trauma) has been my life’s calling. As a creative psychotherapist, I am adept at holding culturally attuned therapeutic space(s) by intersecting the _somatic, creative, interpersonal and cognition to counter-act traumatic stress and foster post traumatic growth.
By embodying the therapeutic stance of integrity, transparency and relationality to co-create safe space(s) for individual(s) and group(s) for ages 10+ years. I practice culturally safe, affirmative and inclusive frameworks. Neurodivergent, nonbinary, culturally diverse and differently abled individuals can feel seen, heard and acknowledged in my presence.
My decade plus of therapeutic proficiency is gathered through immersive work experiences in India and Australia. Previously, I was an influential international Human Resources leader, life coach and diversity/leadership specialist.
Currently, I offer session(s) via telehealth and in person (Preston, 3072, Melbourne). Please schedule a 20 minute-no obligation-consultation to know more me, my practice and possible ways to collaborate.
- Expressive art(s) therapist (MTAP, AThR)
- Psychodramatist (ABP)
- Certified facilitator in Group process work (Group Process Facilitator).
- Specialist competencies in somatics, embodiment, vocalisation, breathwork and movement modalities.
- Professional Member, ANZACATA -Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association.
- Level 3 Clinical member, ACA -Australian Counselling Association.
- Member, PIM- Psychodrama Institute Melbourne.
- Institutional Member -Aastha Foundation.
In my digital avatar (website, social media), I value being real which is represented here & everywhere through ‘non-staged’/ raw content(s).