About Aditi Kulkarni
For the last two years, I have been working with English-speaking clients from around the world – an experience that has surely enriched my understanding of cultural intricacies as well as the unique issues that come with moving to a new country. Whether it is depression, anxiety, bereavement, stress, trauma, relationship issues or any other challenge – things are further complicated when these exist on a landscape of acclimatising to a culture, language and city that you are not used to.
I don’t claim to be an expert on international living! Like most of you, I too am figuring out my life and identity in Berlin. And perhaps for this very reason, I am able to offer my clients deep empathy as I support them in their respective journeys.
As a counsellor, I offer you a safe space to explore your deepest fears and insecurities, to put feelings into words and find a way to overcome the confusion. I truly believe that one size does not fit all. My approach to counselling is very collaborative in nature, and the sessions will be shaped to meet your needs and goals.
My aim is to offer you a safe, non-judgmental and confidential environment where you can talk freely, without hesitation. In my practice, I use an integrative approach, drawing primarily from the person-centred therapy, and often include elements of mindfulness, solution-focused therapy, expressive art and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). I support clients with challenges related to depression, anxiety, self-esteem, adjustment, work-life balance, body image, relationships, trauma, bereavement and coping with life transitions.
I am here to help you with:
gaining insight into your feelings, thoughts and behaviours
overcoming self-defeating negative beliefs
learning coping strategies
building resilience for tackling future challenges
improving your relationship with yourself and others
Please visit my blog to read more about my work and approach.
Qualifications & Affiliations
I have a BACP accredited Masters in Counselling Psychology from Keele University (UK) and Masters in Applied Psychology from Delhi University (India). I offer counselling sessions in English, Hindi, and Marathi - in person as well as online.
I have lived in three countries (and six cities) over the last ten years, and have experienced change and the challenges associated with it from close quarters. In the past I have worked in a variety of settings including Employee Assistance Programs, Mental Health Charities, Primary Schools and a Trauma Counselling Centre. I have had the privilege of working with clients from diverse socio-cultural and ethnic backgrounds. These varied experiences inform my practice as a counsellor.
MSc Counselling Psychology
Keele University (U.K.)
M.A. Applied Social Psychology
Delhi University (India)
Fergusson College, Pune (India)
Certificate in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Art Therapy Foundation Certificate
British Association of Art Therapists
Member of ACT (Association of Counsellors and Therapists) Berlin
Member of BDP(Association of German Professional Psychologists)