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.


My journey of adversity, grief, loss & marginalisation led me to uncovering the intelligence of our brain & nervous system. Via my insight that 'repeatedly talking 'about' my challenges didn't serve me, I specialised in body-based creative modalities. I focus on body-based processes that ground us in the tumultuous inner world and regulate us in the outer environment I am an expert in inviting creative expression, building strength & somatic resourcing and sensory bottom-up awareness. I affirm all abilities, gender preferences, cultural identities and neurodivergence. I am interested in adapting the therapeutic processes to meet U.
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 can be 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: $160 - $190
  • 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
  • Chronic Illness
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Bereavement
  • Career Guidance
  • Child
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • 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
  • Sexual Abuse
  • 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: 13 Aug 2022
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Jaya Narayan

Counsellor, MA, ACA-L3