Experience & Background
Born in Dublin, Ravind holds a QQI Level 9 Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from University College Cork.
In order to be granted this formal qualification Ravind spent four years training with Turning Point Institute in Dublin also earning their Diploma in Integrative Clinical Psychotherapy recognized by the IACP, IAHIP & EAP accrediting bodies as a fully accredited training for the practice of Psychotherapy.
Ravind adopts a Pluralistic approach to the process of psychotherapy with a strong Person Centered & Psychodynamic foundation. Where appropriate he can use Solution Focused and evidence based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) specifically for short term counselling & work related issues.
Ravind has a specific interest in Culturally Sensitive Counselling and minority stress and has experience working with clients from many different countries, ethnic backgrounds and minority perspectives.
Ravind also has broad experience working with many presenting issues in particular distress related to relationship issues, bereavement & loss, anxiety, depression, domestic abuse, post & ante natal depression, abortion & fertility.
Ravind attends regular clinical supervision and continues to develop his skills with CPD trainings, having recently completed courses in suicide intervention (ASIST) & working with survivors of domestic abuse.
Prior to Psychotherapy
Before completing his psychotherapy training, Ravind had a thirteen year career in the corporate sector having received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Trinity College Dublin.
His years of employment representing large corporations inspired an interest in the area of counselling and mental health. This led him to complete a foundation certificate in counselling with PCI college prior to starting a full four year training.
Additionally, Ravind has 6 years of experience volunteering with vulnerable people of all age groups The bulk of this has been in youth advocacy for Foróige but more recently he has been involved advocating for vulnerable people affected by the housing crisis in Dublin.
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