Type: Therapist, Therapy, Psychologist (Currently on leave):

Shreya Jain (She/Her)

Shreya (She/Her) is a mental health therapist from Surat who practices online and offline. They’re based out of City Light.

Shreya is 28 years old, with at least 5 years of experience.

Therapy Services:   Individual Therapy (For Everyone) Grief Counselling Also Works With Queer Folks πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

Not taking sessions.Direct Booking Form Available.

  • Practicing Since: 5 years
  • Appointments Via: Email, WhatsApp
  • Medium:
    β€’ 🌐 Online
    β€’ πŸ“Œ Offline
  • City: Surat
  • Area: City Light
  • Qualifications:
    β€’ MA Clinical Psychology
  • Additional Qualifications:
    β€’ Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) Provided by PESI
    β€’ Certified in Attachment Theory From International Attachment Network
    β€’ Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Crisis Counselor by the Coalition for Family Harmony, California
  • Languages Known: Hindi, and English (English might be their primary language for therapy)
  • Hourly Fee (β‚Ή): 2,000
  • Payments Via: Bank Transfer, PayTM & Online Wallets, UPI/Google Pay
  • Available On: Saturday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
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  • Why did you choose to become a counsellor?

    I was about 7 years old when I fell down and bruised my knee. I remember sitting at the doctors table, really scared of the pain, almost about to cry. That’s when the doctor looked up and asked me to count backwards from 20. As I closed my eyes and finished counting, the doctor informed me that I was all set and could leave. This incident later became a pivotal moment in my life. I became fascinated with the human brain and our bodies and how it is designed to heal, to always protect us from pain and suffering. I was astonished by how our brain functioned and how we perceive pain and pleasure.

    When I took up psychology in undergrad, I was curious about understanding the human mind. Today I enjoy and find passion in my work because I am curious about understanding and being with the human beings that show up to therapy, work hard on themselves, and display immense resilience and strength.

  • What excites you about your work as a counsellor?
    Being in the here and now with my clients. For clients to show up, share stories of pain and grief, and having the capacity to slow down, be in the here and now to let their bodies process the emotions, is my favourite part about working as a counsellor.
  • What do you hope for your clients to experience after their first session with you?
    I hope that the client feels safe, seen, and understood. I would like my clients to be comfortable to be their authentic self and find value in our interaction. Additionally, I would also like them to understand a little bit about my process and way of working, and some important aspects about therapy itself.
  • What would you wish to tell a client who is thinking about seeking counselling?

    It is completely ok to not be ok, and ok to seek help. It may be a scary, vulnerable, and sometimes uncomfortable process to show up to therapy, but just show up every week. It is a slow process, a lot like gardening. Once the seeds are rooted in Earth, a lot of love, care, and nurture goes into helping the plant grow.

    It is also ok to ask all the questions you may have about therapy to your therapist. It is so important to make an informed choice, for therapy to be a safe space.

  • Describe the relationship that you would wish to build with your client in counselling.
    I understand therapy as a collaborative process, one where therapist and client work together to move towards a place of safety and understanding. A relationship that is built on trust and empathy.
  • In your counselling work so far, what has been your greatest learning from your clients?
    That people are more that what happened to them. It is such a privilege to listen to clients strength stories and witness their resilience and growth.
  • What are some of your strengths as a counsellor that you value and appreciate?
    My ability to be curious, empathetic and gentle. I am very aware of my own experience in the therapeutic room, and am to build a connection based on mutual trust and respect.
  • What are some of the things you like to do in your free time?
    In my free time, you will find me reading a book, watching a cheesy action movie, or working out. At the end of each day, I pause and reflect on my day, engage in breath practice, or do a sinful activity like cooking or painting. I absolutely love to travel and meet new people, and enjoy new cultures.
  • What are the areas of concern you address in counselling? Do you work with specific populations?
    I work with a wide range of issues like complex trauma, anxiety, grief, stress and life transition, emotional regulation, self-esteem, and body image issues.
  • What is the therapeutic approach you use? How would you describe it to someone who wants to consult you for therapy?

    My clinical framework is very eclectic. I find myself drawing inspiration from different schools of thoughts and am very open to understanding and learning about the many ways we I can help my clients.I work with clients to not only hold space to narrate their stories, but also understand how the story impacts them in the present and focus on creating a safe space for them to process all these experiences.

    My approach is trauma-informed, queer affirmative, and relational. I also use mindfulness based approaches in my work, and work with the experience of the presence. I’m very passionate in integrating an intersectional, feminist, and social justice lens into the way we look at our psychological well-being.

    I also love the idea of thinking of oneself in terms of parts. it’s such a beautiful way of holding our reality and at the same time being aware of our existence. Thinking in terms of parts has helped me understand how stuck we can get in our narratives sometimes.

  • How do you make your therapeutic practice a safe and affirmative space for queer and trans* folx?

    My language is inclusive every step of the way, where I make space for the clients personal pronouns, and also state mine. I am constantly educating myself in understanding queer and trans folkx’s concerns.

    I am mindful of my own privilege in the world and in the therapeutic room, and strive to create a safe, non-judgemental, and compassionate space for the individual to be seen and heard for who they are.

  • The Quote Shreya Resonates With

    we cannot change, we cannot move away from what we are, until we thoroughly accept what we are. Then change seems to come about almost unnoticed. - Carl Rogers

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