Works as Senior Counsellor/Psychotherapist at First Psychology Online
Devika works with a wide range of issues and problems including: anxiety; depression/low mood; mood-related issues; bullying; feelings about fitting in or belonging; self image and issues around eating; issues around relating to others; experiences of trauma; identity; migration; ethnicity; race; recent life changes; loss; bereavement; loneliness; feeling lost; and many more issues.
She has particular experience working with families who have adopted or fostered and with children and young people who have experienced family break-up or family break down.
Devika's way of workingDevika uses a relational approach in her counselling / psychotherapy work, offering time and space for clients to think and feel within a gentle, supportive and non-judgemental therapeutic relationship. She integrates elements from a number of different approaches including Play Therapy, Person-Centred Therapy and Gestalt Therapy into her client work to meet the needs and preferences of each individual. In addition, she has a psychodynamic training which informs her practice. She is able to work in the short-term on a specific issue, or over a longer period of time to work through deeper trauma or feelings about who you are and how you relate to others.
Devika also offers supervision for fellow practitioners.
Devika's background and trainingDevika has worked as a counsellor/psychotherapist in a number of different settings including in the NHS, in schools and in private practice.
She has an MSc in Psychoanalytic Observation and Reflective Practice (Therapeutic Skills with Children and Young People), an MSc and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy, and a Diploma in Humanistic Counselling.
Devika is registered with the UKCP to work with adults and children.
Devika charges £70 a session for self-funding clients. She also works with clients referred via their employer/organisation – for further details, please visit First Psychology Assistance.