mentors

A Geethan

Mr A Geethan is the Director of Nibbana Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre, Chennai. Geethan is as a psychotherapist and supervisor certified by the International Transactional Analysis Association, USA. He holds a Masters Degree in Psychology from the University of Madras. He has attended and presented his models in various International conferences and workshops.
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Geethan is at home using various techniques and models from Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, NLP, Hypnosis, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and also uses his unique approach to therapy which includes analysis of recurrent dreams and decoding the messages behind them. As an organizational consultant he combines his experience as an entrepreneur with the skills that he has mastered as a psychotherapist.

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Anuradha Kannan

Anuradha Kannan is a Director of Nibbana and holds a Masters Degree in Psychology from Madras University. She has been trained in Transactional Analysis, NLP, Gestalt, Hypnosis and CBT, which are used in therapy in a way that suits the client best. An eclectic approach to training, therapy and counselling, is her strength.
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An attraction to wisdom, knowledge and learning , drew Anuradha naturally to the field of psychotherapy and counselling when looking for a change in career from Banking. An innate curiosity about life, about the nature of things and seeing how everything fits together is a strength that has helped her clients in negotiating and reframing their beliefs for a healthier life.

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Dr. Veena Easvaradoss

Dr. Veena Easvaradoss, PhD: has over 25 years of professional experience in clinical and counselling psychology Having been a gold-medallist at the undergraduate, post-graduate levels (Madras University), she went on to complete her M. Phil and doctoral programmes at NIMHANS, Bangalore.
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She has been a visiting research scholar at Davidson College, North Carolina, USA. She is currently Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Psychology, Women’s Christian College, Chennai
She is a research guide for a number of doctoral students. She has a number of research publications to her credit. Her research Interests include

    •  Evaluation of effectiveness of clinical, counselling and special educational interventions in normal and clinical groups
    •   Test construction to measure psychosocial functions
    •  Positive psychology and mental health

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Dr. S. Mohan Raj, Consultant Psychiatrist – Visitiong Faculty

Dr. S Miohan Raj graduated from Stanley Medical College in 1989 and went on to do his M.D (Psychiatry) at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS). He qualified for his Diplomate in National Board (DNB) in Psychiatry, also from NIMHANS.
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He is trained in Psychodrama, a psychotherapy technique by the Moreno Institute, Germany.
He has been delivering public education lectures / interactive sessions/ workshops in schools for students, teachers and parents and for corporates. Preventive Psychiatry is his area of interest.

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Thorsten Geck - TSTA-O (ITAA/EATA)

Thorsten Geck is an organiztional consultant and coach and works for public administration, non-profit organisations and business corporations. Thorsten is a Certified Business Coach and Teaching and Supervisiong Transactional Analyst in the field of Organisation. He holds a diploma in psychology. He is also certified in team management system.
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Besides teaching Transactional Analysis in Germany, Slovenia, Austria, Hungary and Australia Thorsten’s wide experience include freelance work on training, coaching and consulting in organisations. His expertise includes organisational development work, handling change process management. developing internal trainers, training newly assigned, managers in preparation of employee interviews, and upcoming project managers. Currently he lives in Germany and travels widely across the globe holding counselling seminars on work life balance, organisational development workshops, workshops on leadership, team development, conflict management, change process management etc.

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Aravamootham Krishnamachari

Management Consultant and corporate trainer and certified Gold Master Trainer of NFNLP, USA. He has over 25 years of rich experience in automobile and industrial selling and teaching and training. He conducts NLP practitioner’s and Master practitioner’s workshops all over India.
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He has trained in NLP under Dr. Richard Bandler, Dr. William Horton, Dr. Richard McHugh, Dr. Rezza Borr and Mr. Mick Lawrence. He has undergone more than 200 days of NLP workshop training. He is the past President of the Hynotyque Circle (*Madras) and President of the TA Study Circle (Madras)

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Alexandra Piotrowska, CTA, PTSTA in Psychotherapy, Counselling

Alexandra is Certified Transactional Analyst from London, UK. She has studied Relational Approach TA at Metanoia and Constellations with CISSIS in London and in Germany ISCA. Her specialized training covers integrated approaches to counselling and psychotherapy utilizing Transactional Analysis, CBT ,NLP, and family systems processes and techniques.
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She runs monthly  Family Constellations workshop in Fulham, London. Her gift is to explain in easily understood language, just how you can bring around the change that you want in your life. She works as a trainer in Oxford ,UK, Poland and Romania.

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Sharda Jayaraman

Sharda Jayaraman is an advanced trainee in Transactional Analysis, Psychotherapy. In her private practice she sees clients with varied needs. She also works in an Non-Government Organization
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functioning in a Coimbatore based hospital supporting patients with Cancer and their caregivers.

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Dr. TamilSelvi

Dr. S. Thamilselvi is a medical Doctor practicing psychotherapy in Asha counselling centre, Coimbatore and Dr. JKP medical centre in Coimbatore. She is an advanced Transactional analysis trainee.
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As a facilitator she believes that people are open to learning provided their curiosity is encouraged and fed

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Shobana Jayaraman

Shobana Jayaraman is an advanced trainee of Transactional Analysis at Nibbana, Chennai. Apart from seeing individual clients, she works as a consultant counsellor at a fertility clinic and
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also co-ordinates counselling services at Nibbana. She is a trained storyteller for both adults and children.

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Josephine Devotta

Josephine Devotta is a Non Directive Counsellor, Master practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Gestalt Therapist and Transactional Analyst.
She works in the area of Person Centered Therapy, having undergone master level training in the University of Houston (USA), in the area of dealing with Youth at risk, Encountering Death and Dying, Helping Skills, Theories in Counselling and Therapy.
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Josephine has been trained notably by Dr. Natividad (Dean of Counselling in Education, University of Houston, USA ).
In her work, Josephine collates her experience in non-directive, NLP, Gestalt , TA and making learning an in depth and interesting experience.
Josephine has previously worked as a Counsellor in a BPO in Coimbatore and has been working with teenagers at Jyothi Nivas College, Bangalore since 2011. She alsotakes value classes and supports faculty and parents of students of Jyothi Nivas College.

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Diane Salters MSc

Diane Salters MSc. TSTA (P) trained in TA in the 1980s, mainly with Petruska Clarkson. She considers herself fortunate to have trained at a time when it was usual to receive training from many people and was privileged to have received training from Richard Erskine, Rebecca Trautmann, Ken Mellor, Jacqui Schiff, Fanita English, Bob and Mary Goulding, Claude Steiner, Margaret Turpin, Adrienne Lee and Gordon Law. All of these, in some way, informed her development as a therapist and trainer.

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She worked in both the private sector and the National Health Service in the UK and then returned to her native country South Africa in 1993 following the release of Nelson Mandela.

There she became involved in local government and community development for some years…still using TA in those contexts… before taking up her psychotherapy work again and completing her TSTA.

Currently she lives and works in Cape Town and offers psychotherapy locally and via skype. She occasionally works with the Wealden Institute in the UK and offers supervision there and to other trainees via skype.

At the moment she is finding that her own work is pushed into the background by her commitments as President of the ITAA. She is proud to serve in that role and pleased to be working with a very strong team on the Board of Trustees.

She has had four trips to India in the past and loves working there and learning from the Indian perspective. So many of the issues that people face in India resonate with her South African experience, particularly the impact of traditional cultural and gender scripting. The challenge, as she sees it, is to celebrate out roots and community while also finding our own personal freedom.

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