Tak Ananda

Tak Ananda

Counselling / Psychotherapy

Tak Ananda is a professionally qualified Counsellour and Psychotherapist and the author of `Talk Together: Walking the Journey with Our Adolescent’. Tak works with Individuals, Couples and Families to explore and resolve a wide range of personal and interpersonal issues that get in the way of living life authentically and fully.

Tak says: “Throughout my life I have taken an interest in human psychology, health and spirituality. These interests inspired me to undertake a journey of extensive study in the field of human dynamics. Now, as an eclectic practitioner with a wide range of experiences, I endeavour to integrate my knowledge, intuition and understanding to tailor the needs of individual/s in my therapeutic practice.

I work in a holistic way to incorporate the individual’s internal world, family-of-origin, relational interaction, social and community considerations, past experiences, current contextual framework and future aspirations. I value and take into consideration cultural, gender, religious and socio-political context and am aware how these factors impact on peoples’ lives.

My work with peoples’ processes is based on an ethos of respect, dignity, compassion, equanimity, uniqueness and self-determination.  

I endeavour to work from a non-biased and nonjudgmental framework.

My professional training requires an in-depth knowledge and understanding of human psychology, sociology, therapeutic capacities and ethical and professional boundaries.  

I work in a professionally and ethically contracted relationship that enables individuals, couples and families to feel safe in exploring and resolving areas of an interpersonal and intrapersonal nature. Although I abide by the principles of confidentiality at all times, I may be required by law to disclose information in certain instances. I seek ongoing clinical supervision, professional development, self-awareness, self-development, self-monitoring and self-examination as central to effective and ethical practice.

In conjunction with providing face-to-face therapy with individuals, couples, families and young people, I have been involved in providing psycho-educational and psychotherapeutic group workshops.

These collective experiences brought me to a place where I embarked in writing a book called `Talk Together: Walking the Journey with Our Adolescent’. This book provides information to guide parents through a wide range of challenges in our young person.

Qualifications and Courses:

  • Graduate Diploma of Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Child and Family Therapy
  • Emotional Focused Couples Therapy
  • Individual Emotional Focused Therapy
  • Foundations of Emotional Focused Therapy
  • Post Graduate Drug and Alcohol
  • Accredited Domestic Violence Worker
  • Accredited Post Separation Worker
  • Registered Triple P Practitioner and 123 Magic Parenting

 

Memberships:  

  • Clinical Member of Psychotherapy & Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA), the peak body for Counsellors and Psychotherapists in Australia (Registration No: 25177).
  • Clinical member of NSW Branch of PACFA, and
  • Affiliate Member of the College of Relationship Counsellors

Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Agency (APHRA), (Registration No: NMW0001336326). I am bound to the ethical codes of these associations.

Available:

Thursdays 2pm – 7pm