Who we are

PARIVARTHAN Counselling, Training & Research Centre is a registered, non-profit society, with no religious affiliation, which provides:

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Professionalism and Confidentiality

Parivarthan prides itself on providing professional services. The confidentiality of the client is respected at all times. The staff members have received extensive training in the field of mental health and are certified counsellors. All the counsellors at Parivarthan also undergo ongoing counselling and supervision to ensure services of the highest quality.

FCRA Registration

Parivarthan is registered under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act. Our services are supportted by well wishers. All donations are exempt from Income Tax, under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act.

Founders

Saroj and Carlos Welch, two of the founding members of Parivarthan, are renowned practitioners in the art of psychotherapy, as well as being teachers and trainers. Educated and professionally trained in the United States as psychiatric social worker and counselling psychologist respectively, they have been pioneers in developing counselling and Training Programmes in Vellore (India), New Delhi (India) and Bangalore (India). In addition to other professional certifications, they are clinical members of the International Transactional Analysis Association, by whom they were recently honored for their forty one years of developing psychotherapy in India. The Welch's have conducted HRD programmes for organizational development and personal growth in many service and manufacturing organizations such as BHEL, Hindustan Motors Power Division, Karnataka Antibiotics, NELCO and State Bank of India. The academic knowledge, professional expertise in counselling and psychotherapy and the rich experience in 'growing people' of Carlos and Saroj' has culminated in the establishing of Parivarthan. At present, Carlos and Saroj provide support to Parivarthan as external faculty members.

Executive Committee

October 2015 to September 2017

Name Nationality Occupation Office held in the Association

Ms. Mabelle Palat

Indian

Counsellor

President

Mr. Prashant Sankaran

Indian

Management Consultant

Vice President

Ms. Lynette Nazareth

Indian

Counsellor/Trainer

Secretary

Ms. Sangeetha Ghosh

Indian

Counsellor

Treasurer

Ms. Meera Huddar

Indian

HR Professional

Member

Mr. Christopher Jayakaran

Indian

Consultant Geologist

Member

Dr. Kiran Rao

Indian

Clinical Psychologist

Member

Staff and Resource Persons

Name Qualification Designation

Ms. Malini Sridhar

M.Com.

Executive Director

Mr. Satish Kumar A

B.Com.

Executive - Accounts & Administration

Ms. B.N. Sharada

M.Sc. (Psychology); B.Sc. (Agriculture); Certificate in Counselling (BSIC); Certificate in Child and Adolescent Counselling; Certificate in Couple and Family Counselling; NLP Practioner - Basic & Advanced Courses

Counsellor / Trainer / Supervisor.

Coordinator – Outreach & Helpline Services

Dr. Avantika Bhatia

Ph.D.,(Counselling Psychology); M.A. (Rehabilitation Counselling) M.A. (Clinical Psychology).

Research Head

Dr. Gayitri Bhatt

M.B.B.S.; PG in Anaesthesiology; Masters in Integrative Psychotherapy; Certificate in Counselling (BSIC); Certificate in Couple and Family Counselling

Counsellor / Trainer / Supervisor.

Coordinator – Basic Skills in Counselling

Ms. Amita Bala

M.Sc . (Psychology);B.Com.; ACCA ; CPA ; Certificate in Counselling (BSIC); Certificate in Child and Adolescent Counselling, Certificate in Couple and Family Counselling; Basic Course in NLP.

Counsellor / Trainer / Supervisor.

Ms. Vinita Shah

M.A. (Psychology) Certificate in Counselling (BSIC); Certificate in Child and Adolescent Counselling; Certificate in Couple and Family Counselling.

Counsellor / Trainer / Supervisor /

Career Counsellor

Ms. Manisha Gokhale

M.Sc.(Psychology); M.A.(Political Science); Certificate in Counselling (BSIC); Certificate in Child and Adolescent Counselling, Certificate in Couple and Family Counselling

Counsellor / Trainer / Supervisor.

Coordinator – Life Skills Training Programmes

Ms. Surya Vaz

B.Sc.; Certificate in Counselling (BSIC); Certificate in Child and Adolescent Counselling; Certificate in Couple and Family Counselling.

Counsellor /Trainer/ Supervisor.

Ms. Manju Sapru

M.A. (Psychology) B.A. Certificate in Counselling (BSIC); Certificate in Child and Adolescent Counselling, Certificate in Couple and Family Counselling

Counsellor / Trainer/ Supervisor.

Ms. Maitri Gopalakrishna

MA (Counselling Psychology); B.A. (Hons).;

Counselling Psychologist / Trainer / Drama Therapist

Ms. Shabari Bhattacharyya

M.Sc.(Mental Health Counselling); B.A.; Certificate in Group and Individual Crisis Counselling.

Counsellor / Trainer/ Supervisor.

Ms. Archana Ramanathan

B.E.; Certificate in Counselling (BSIC); Certificate in Child and Adolescent Counselling: Certificate in Couple and Family Counselling.

Counsellor/ Trainer

Ms. Shabnam K. Kumar

M.A. (Psychology);MBA; Certificate in Counselling (BSIC); Certificate in Child and Adolescent Counselling: Certificate in Couple and Family Counselling.

Counsellor

Mr. Mahesh Natarajan

MSc – Counselling & Psychotherapy M.Sc.(Tech);MBA:, Certificate in Counselling (BSIC); Certificate in Child and Adolescent Counselling: Certificate in Couple and Family Counselling

Counsellor

Ms. Snehal Padhye

M.Sc. (Chemistry); Certificate in Counselling (BSIC); Certificate in Child and Adolescent Counselling: Certificate in Couple and Family Counselling.

Counsellor

Ms. Sophie Christopher

Masters in the Fine Arts and Textile Design, Certificate in Counselling (BSIC); Certificate in Child and Adolescent Counselling: Certificate in Couple and Family Counselling.

Qualified Administrator of Firo-B and Existential Universal Mapper

Counsellor / Process Group Facilitator

Ms. Padma Mahadev

M.A.; B.Ed.; Certificate in Counselling (BSIC); Certificate in Child and Adolescent Counselling.

Life Script Facilitator

Resource Persons / Visiting Faculty (Need Based)

Name Qualification Designation

Dr Shekhar Seshadri

MBBS, DPM: MD (Psychological Medicine).

Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry, NIMHANS

Dr. Leonilla Ageira

M.M.S.; M.Phil.; Ph.D.

Consultant, Therapist, Metaphysical Practitioner

Dr. Rathna Isaac

Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology)

Clinical Psychologist / Supervisor / Trainer

Mr. Santha Kumar

Masters in Psychotherapy., B.Tech.

Psychotherapist/Consultant/ Executive Coach/Workshop Facilitator

Dr. Priya Pothan

Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology)

Clinical Psychologist / Supervisor

Ms. Sanika Chandran

MS (Rehabilitation Counselling Psychology);M.Sc.(Clinical Psychology)

Psychologist / Supervisor

Dr. Kakli Gupta

Psy.D.(Clinical Psychology)

Clinical Psychologist / Supervisor

Outreach Services

Name Qualification Designation

Mr. R. Ananda

. Certificate in Counselling (BSIC)

Counsellor

Ms. Sangita Unni

M.A.(Psychology); PGDPM; Certificate in Counselling (BSIC); Certificate in Child and Adolescent Counselling, Certificate in Couple and Family Counselling

Counsellor

Ms. Sushree Mishra

 M.Sc.(Psychology); MA (Sociology) Certificate in Counselling (BSIC); Certificate in Child and Adolescent Counselling, Certificate in Couple and Family Counselling;

Counsellor

Ms. Sumana Hari

M.S (Counselling and Psychotherapy); PGDPM; B.Sc. Certificate in Counselling (BSIC); Certificate in Child and Adolescent Counselling; Certificate in Couple and Family Counselling;

Counsellor

Ms. Veena Balasubramaniam

MS(Counselling & Psychotherapy);PGDBA; B.Sc. Certificate in Counselling (BSIC); Certificate in Child and Adolescent Counselling; Certificate in Couple and Family Counselling; NLP- Basic; Life Skills Trainer for Adolescents(NIMHANS)

Counsellor

Ms. Nidhi Kapur

M.Sc. (Psychology); M.C.A.;B.A.; Certificate in Counselling (BSIC); Certificate in Child and Adolescent Counselling, Certificate in Couple and Family Counselling;

Counsellor

Ms.R. Srividya

B.Sc.: M.B.A.; Certificate in Counselling (BSIC); Certificate in Child and Adolescent Counselling, Certificate in Couple and Family Counselling;

Counsellor

Address

Parivarthan Counselling, Training and Research Centre
1st Floor, #3310, 8th Cross,
13th Main, HAL 2nd Stage,
Bangalore 560 008.
Tel: 91 80 25273462 / 25298686