Jigisha Sanghvi

Mental Health Social Worker
Graduate Certificate in Psychology, Master of Social Work

Pronouns: She/her

Three beliefs that colour the way I work with my clients:

I believe…

Every individual deserves a safe empowering space, where you can reflect and feel heard. My role is to help facilitate this and connect you with your untapped resilience.

I believe…

Asking for help is a humble way of nurturing ourselves with compassion and honouring human experience.

I believe…

Pain and growth can co-exist when we cultivate curiosity and openness with our internal experiences.

Get to know me

My secret talent:
Board game fanatic and infamous dance moves.

What’s it like to be in a room with me?
Honesty and curiosity are the two most important facets that I draw on to create a safe, non-judgemental, and compassionate space. My sense of calmness with the ability to draw on sensitive humour, allows me to foster an empathetic space where one can feel heard and validated.

Client-centred focus sits at the heart of what I do, while not being afraid in safely steering you towards your goals.

What’s my non-negotiable when it comes to taking care of my own mental health?
‘Keep it simple’ – attend to sleep, exercise, nutrition, and re-connecting with loved ones.

My life motto:
I don’t have to have it all figured out, to take my next step.

My background and experience

I am an accredited mental health social worker with significant experience in mental health. My clients come from different walks of life and include both, well-seasoned in therapy and others who are starting to connect with their inner selves.

Having worked in range of mental health settings, including community and private psychiatry, I have supported clients with range of issues including depression, anxiety, grief/loss, and general life challenges.

I have a keen interest and experience in working with victim/survivors of violence, and in helping them navigate trauma-related issues.

My approach is relational, holistic, and somatic. This promotes accessing one’s own agency that leads to greater self-awareness, emotional regulation, and a sense of empowerment.

I am a LGBTQIA+ aware and affirmative clinician.

Languages other than English: Hindi and Gujarati.

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I can help you with:

  • Adjustments to life changes and stressful events
  • Trauma and post-traumatic stress, including complex PTSD
  • Victim/Survivors of violence – including intimate violence and sexual assault
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bipolar
  • Self-harm and suicidal ideation
  • Disordered eating
  • Body image issues
  • Generalised Anxiety
  • Social Anxiety
  • Phobias and Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Compulsive disorders and obsessions
  • Emotional dysregulation
  • Anger Management
  • Sleep problems
  • Communication skills
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Perfectionism
  • Self-development, self-esteem, and self-acceptance
  • Motivational Issues
  • Health anxiety
  • Job or study dissatisfaction
  • Grief and Loss
  • People from immigrant, asylum seeker and refugee backgrounds
  • Stress and Burnout
  • Study, work or career related concerns
  • Wellbeing and self-care

My therapeutic approaches

Depending on my client’s needs and preferences I use a variety of evidence-based approaches including:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Compassion Based Principles
  • Emotion Focussed Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychodynamic Principles
  • Strength Based Principles
  • Trauma Informed Practice
  • Client Centred Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing

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