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Shilpa Waghmare

Kairos Community Counselling - An Introduction


Counsellor

Languages: English, Hindi, Tamil, Marathi

Shilpa is a trauma-focused counsellor who is passionate about helping others heal from trauma - particularly sexual abuse.

Shilpa is a trauma focussed counsellor passionate about helping others heal. She has nearly ten years of experience walking with those bearing the wounds of trauma. This process can take time, and Shilpa's clients are consistently encouraged and helped by her warm, steady presence.

In addition to her private practice, Shilpa is a writer, visiting instructor and consultant both in India and internationally. Her creativity in blending different counselling models with her clients' needs has led her to do everything from training Christian leaders on trauma's impact to co-creating a drama production on the consequences of child sexual abuse seen in adulthood. Her work often serves as a bridge-builder between psychotherapy and faith communities.

Shilpa finds joy and comfort in her family, her two dogs Juno and Mocha, in her books and coffee! She also enjoys taking long walks and swimming.

Education

Postgraduate Diploma in Trauma focussed Therapy | TATA INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES (TISS), MUMBAI, 2023

Masters in Counselling Psychology | INDIRA GANDHI NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY (IGNOU), 2017

Masters in Organic Chemistry | INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (IIT), MUMBAI 2000

Diploma in Theological Studies | SOUTH ASIA INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED CHRISTIAN STUDIES (SAIACS), 2008

 

Additional Training

Foundation in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy | THE PARC (PSYCHOTHERAPY ADVANCE RESOURCE CENTRE) & MOUNT CARAMEL COLLEGE, 2019

Healing the wounds of history through drama therapy | TATC (THE ARTS THERAPISTS COLAB), 2019

Drama Methods in Therapy | PARIVARTHAN COUNSELLING & RESEARCH CENTRE, 2019

Trauma Healing Workshops Certification | TRAUMA HEALING INSTITUTE, 2018

Basic Skills in Listening | PARIVARTHAN COUNSELLING & RESEARCH CENTRE, 2012

 

Articles

The Wounds That Heal

#YouToo, It's Time to Own Up

To be free first fight the battle within

Where is God when we grieve?

Plug Holes for the Whole Picture

 

Book

Asha - A Journey of Hope (managing editor and contributing writer).

 

Publications

Enabling the Ongoing Life of Therapeutic Theatre: A Case Study of Positively Shameless


Get in Touch

For questions about the Kairos services, please do read our FAQ

To start with a counsellor, please book a free 10 minute conversation with our New Client Coordinator

For any other enquiries, please use the form below.

Open enquiry form