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Dr Pallavi Parihar

Counselling Psychologist

About Pallavi:
Works as Counselling Psychologist at First Psychology Centre, Edinburgh.

Languages spoken:

  • English
  • Hindi
Dr Pallavi Parihar is a counselling psychologist who works with individual adults, couples and adult families with a wide range of issues and problems including: depression/low mood; anxiety; stress; assertiveness; substance/alcohol misuse; obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD); self harm; eating disorders and body image issues; post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); relaxation; chronic illness; life transitions; abuse (from adulthood or childhood); and many more issues. 

Pallavi has particular experience working with clients with trauma and unhelpful habitual behaviours and also with mindfulness issues.

Pallavi's way of working

Pallavi makes use of a number of different therapeutic approaches and works collaboratively with each individual to select the best approach to meet their needs and preferences. She believes that the therapeutic relationship is the key to bringing about change.

Therapy options offered by Pallavi include: Counselling / Psychotherapy; Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT); Compassion Focused Therapy; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy; Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy; Mindfulness-Based Therapy; Person-Centred Therapy; Interpersonal Therapy; Schema Therapy; and Solution Focused Therapy. She may work using one type of therapy or a combination of different approaches. She has a personal interest in mindfulness-based techniques and tries to incorporate these into sessions where appropriate. 

Pallavi is fluent in Hindi and is happy to work with people who would feel more comfortable speaking in this language.

Pallavi's background and training

Pallavi has worked in a number of different settings including within a secondary school and within a GP practice. Prior to working in the field of psychology, Pallavi worked as a business consultant for several years. 

Pallavi has a DPsych in Counselling Psychology from Glasgow Caledonian University, an MSc in Psychology of Mental Health from the University of Edinburgh, and a BSc in Business Administration from the University of Bath.

Pallavi is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Pallavi's fee

Pallavi charges £90 a session for self-funding clients. She also works with clients referred via their employer/organisation – for further details, please visit First Psychology Assistance.