You are not a drop in the ocean; you are the entire ocean in a drop.

About Jaya Narayan

Namaste. I am a Naarm (Melbourne) based mental health professional. I acknowledge the Traditional Owners 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 continuing connection to land, waters, stories and culture. I offer humble salutations to my ancestors and ancient cultural heritage for continued guidance and allyship.

Companioning individual(s) and group(s) to soothe stress, distress, overwhelm and dysregulation due to PTSD, complex trauma and intergenerational trauma is my life’s calling. As a psychotherapist, I am adept at holding culturally attuned therapeutic space(s) by intersecting the somatic, creative, interpersonal and cultural aspects of the self to counter-act traumatic stress and foster post traumatic growth.

By embodying the therapeutic stance of integrity, transparency and relationality, I nurture safe space(s) for individual(s) and group(s) for ages 10+ years. I affirm culturally safe, affirmative and inclusive therapy for ALL. I invite neurodivergent, nonbinary and differently abled individuals to consider my practice if you value feeling seen, heard and witnessed.

Psychotherapist Jaya Narayan

My decade plus of therapeutic proficiency is gathered through immersive work in India and Australia. Previously, I was an influential Human Resources leader, life coach and diversity/leadership specialist. I offer therapy session(s) via telehealth and in agency/schools/ outreach settings. I trust our ‘tele’ to schedule a 20 minute-no obligation-meet and greet.


  • AThR in Expressive art(s) therapy.
  • Associate Director in Psychodrama & Group Psychotherapy.
  • Specialised competencies in Somatic therapies (breathwork, yoga & somatic practices).
  • Accredited facilitator in Group process & Identity level personal work.

Professional Credential(s)

I listen attentively to what is happening in the space of our relating, for there can be found what I call the content in our process. The pattern of our dialogue carries all sorts of information about how qualities of relating with this person are experienced.”

In my digital avatar (website, social media), I represent my therapeutic values with intentional (‘non-staged’) content(s).