Jaya Narayan

Counsellor, MA, ACA-L3


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(03) 8400 0948 Website

Jaya Narayan

Counsellor, MA, ACA-L3


Verified by Psychology Today


Bundoora, Victoria 3087
Bundoora, VIC 3083
(03) 8400 0948
Offers online therapy
Announcement icon All Covid-19 protocols will strictly adhere. If you are unwell or primary household contact, please opt to do the session via telehealth.


After my journey of adversity, grief, loss & marginalisation, I uncovered the brain & nervous system's response to stress and distress. Through my experience of how 'repeatedly talking 'about' an issue (or challenge) didn't serve me, I specialised in non-verbal body-based modalities. I am an expert in invoking creative expression and building strength and resourcing through imagination and somatic practices. Sensory bottom-up awareness grounds us in the tumultuous inner world and tides us over hurdles in the outer context. Whether you are young or old, new to therapy or have been in therapy before, I can adapt my process to meet YOU
My therapeutic style is open, warm & collaborative. You can bring all of you to me in your inner and outer world. I offer you a truthful presence & affirming voice to OWN your body, mind, gender, identity and relationship. As someone straddling multiple identities, including a parent, racial minority, migrant and female. I AM your ALLY.
Through in-search and practice, I have discovered the critical role of somatic anchors, creativity, spontaneity and imagination for mental health & emotional well-being. Most people assume that intensive work happens when you see a talk therapist, I can assure you that the most transformative healing occurs while engaging our curiosity, imagination & play.
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  • Cost per Session: $150 - $180
  • Sliding Scale: Yes


  • Years in Practice: 12 Years
  • Membership: Australian Counselling Association / Level 3 Member
  • Training: Masters in Creative Arts therapy from Melbourne institute of experential creative arts therapy / 2019
A lived experience practitioner who uses somatic therapy, expressive art(s) therapy and Psychodrama for trauma-informed psychotherapy.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Psychodrama Institute of Melbourne / Associate Director in Psychodrama & Group Psychotherapy / 2020
  • Diploma: Womens Christian College / Advanced diploma in Expressive arts therapy / 2013

Jaya Narayan's Groups

Online group for culturally diverse individuals

Online series to experience the intersection of creative arts, Psychodrama & somatic practices.

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Bundoora, Victoria 3087
Bundoora, VIC 3083
(03) 8400 0948
Offers online therapy
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Bereavement
  • Career Guidance
  • Child
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Emotional regulation
  • Family Conflict
  • Impact of Childhood attachment on adults
  • Infertility
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I also speak: Hindi, Kannada and Tamil
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Body Positivity
  • Immuno-disorders
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Energy Psychology
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centred
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodrama / Drama therapy
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Somatic practices
  • Strength-Based
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group


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Last Modified: 11 Apr 2022
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Jaya Narayan

Counsellor, MA, ACA-L3