Dr Jai Shree Adhyaru
Consultant Psychologist/ Manager: NHS Grenfell Health & Wellbeing Service, Trauma Clinic for Children & Young People, Central & North West London NHS Foundation
Dr Jai Shree Adhyaru is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with around 20 years of experience in working with children, teenagers, and families in a variety of settings. Her specialisms include working with traumatic life events and focusing on self-care and burnout prevention among helping professionals. Jai has a special interest in working with technology that can support mental wellbeing and offers guidance on the use of apps, virtual reality, and augmented reality in clinical work. Jai specialises in service implementation of services targeted at populations that do not access mental health support through traditional means.
Jai works with a range of presenting difficulties including anxiety, depression, self-harm, anger, and violence, worry about self-image and relationship difficulties. Her approach uses evidenced based therapies – those which we know from research are effective – and applies these systemically, i.e., to consider the influences of our family, friends, workplace, or place of education and other ‘systems’ and how they impact on our wellbeing.
Jai currently works as the Service Manager for the NHS Grenfell Health & Wellbeing Service for Children and Young People. In addition to her NHS role, Jai also offers consultancy to professionals on a range of topics, offers specialist supervision to support people in managing the emotional impact of working with people in distress and holds several roles with professional regulatory bodies including the Health and Care Professions Council and the British Psychological Society. Jai also guest lectures at the University of East London.