Lifeskills Trainer and Counsellor
Pinky has completed her graduation from Calcutta University and Psychiatric Counselling course from Indian Psycho Analytical Society. She has an experience of 7 years working as a psychiatric Counsellor at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Cancer Research Institute and Mood Society. At Ummeed she enables Adolescents in schools - Mount Litera Zee School, Maheshtala and Lions Calcutta Greater Vidya Mandir, Shanti Rani Primary School and Suryoday, through lifeskills and counselling.
Assisted in individual and group counselling in the following schools:
Clinical Psychologist, Founder Director of Julian Day New Mission, an Inclusive school, Kolkata. Dr. Anindita Chatterjee is a Clinical Psychologist, working in various capacities for the last 22 years. For the past ten years, she has also been a Consultant Psychologist at the Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, Kolkata. She is also the coordinator of Child Guidance Clinic in Peerless Hospital and B.K Roy Institute, Kolkata. She was a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Roehampton University, London and Fontys University, Netherlands.
She holds a B.A. in Psychology, an M.A. in Applied Psychology, and has studied autism as part of her Ph.D. at Kolkata University. Prior to her current position, she has been a Consultant Psychologist at the Spastic Children Association of Selangor & Federal Territory, Malaysia and a Counsellor at the Lady Irwin College, Department of Special Assistance, India, among other roles. She has vast experience in teaching and research in the field of learning disabilities. She has undergone professional training on PECS Picture Exchange Communication System) to overcome communication difficulties at Milton Keynes, London and Audiblox (developmental program to overcome learning disability) in Singapore.
Mrs. Saswati Roy, a Special Educator, specialized in teaching children with special needs. She teaches at Sushila Birla Girls’ School, Kolkata for the past twelve years, previously worked in Asha Eastern Command Special School, Fort William, Kolkata and is now associated with Ummeed Counselling Centre as a Special Educator Consultant. Passed Nursery Teachers Training Programme from Bharitia Shiksha Parishad (Lucknow). Passed B.ED in Special Education with Specialisation in Mental Retardation from National Institute of Mental Health (RCI).
She has received the Pearson Teaching Award in 2013 for Outstanding Contribution to Special Learners and was awarded by the British Council for Global Teacher Accreditation Research Project in 2014.
Working as a Clinical Psycologist at a school for under-priviledged children has been a most rewarding experience. I have worked with both adults and children of varying ages and cultural backgrounds, presenting with a diverse range of complaints and conditions.
This includes working with children who were displaying behavioural difficulties. My recent work with the school and other hospitals has included interventions such as counselling, behaviour modification, cognitive behaviour therapy and hypnotherapy.
I hope to continue learning through experience and observartion. I aim to not only bring further insight and clarity to the field of Psycology, but also change misconstrued perceptions about this field
I held the post of President of the Psychology Society at College level. During my term, I was instrumental in initiating and organizing "Kalakruti", a social event for differently abled children.
I have experience with tutoring students at the school and college level, including underprivileged students at various Non Governmental Organizations. In my free time, I like to read, listen to some music or head out for a game of golf.
Veena Poddar is a retired professor from Loreto College where she taught in the Department of Education for 23 years. She also has 7 years experience in teaching in schools like Loreto House & La Martiniere for Girls. She is a Master’s in Education and a Ph.D. in the psycho-social field. She has done a course in Basic Counselling Skills from Ummeed Counselling & Consultancy Services & has also enrolled for a P.G. Diploma Course in Guidance & Counselling from Annamalai University. She is a trainee counsellor at Ummeed & is going to Lions Greater Calcutta Vidya Mandir for conselling students as a representative of Ummeed.
Purnima Sahai is a Senior Counselling Psychologist with over 18 years of exceptional experience. She is an Executive Committee member of the IACBT (Indian Association for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy). She has been associated with Dr.Sanjay Chugh’s Psychiatric Clinic for over 15 years. She now runs her own Counseling Center in Panchsheel Enclave, New Delhi called AnamCara. She has extensive experience of working with psychological issues including stress, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, and addictions. She has conducted trainings of professionals including psychologists on issues such as anger management, stress management, team building, enhancing communication, suicide prevention, and increasing personal effectiveness.
She is a dynamic and data-driven school counselor with demonstrated ability to work effectively with children individually and in groups. She completed her Post graduation, Master of Science in Counseling, School Counseling Fellows Program from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA. Currently working as a counsellor at Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS).
She has the experience of -
Working as an English teacher, at the High School level at St Joseph’s Convent School, Rourkela, since 2000.
Strongly believes that a non judgemental, rational and empathetic understanding of basic human nature, individual disposition and circumstances will make this world a better place to live in.
Professional Courses to her credit: -
I am a M.Phil (Econ). B.Ed. I was a senior school Co-ordinator with over 23 years of administrative experience and teaching Economics to students from Classes IX through XII in Sushila Birla Girls’ School, Kolkata.
I am a seasoned and experienced professional with significant experience in leading the provision of highest quality of educational services in the school. I have been involved in the provision of workshops and training modules to teachers in Kolkata and other parts of Eastern India.
I have sought to constantly update my skills and seek professional improvement through trainings and fellowships including the Basic Counselling Skills at Ummeed.
I have got the Teaching Achievement & Excellence Award Fellowship 2008 administered by US Department of State and implemented by Fulbright Commission.
At present I am working as Assistant Professor in the MBA Department of Institute of Engineering and Management, Kolkata.
Extra Curricular Activities:
Suneeta Virmani is an accomplished educator with demonstrated abilities to teach, motivate, and direct individuals. With over 32 years of teaching experience.
She provides counseling for children, adolescents and adults by conducting life skill classes, group therapy and various other workshops to empower them.
She is a self motivated individual who is also a social worker and entrepreneur.
Completed M.A. Applied Psychology with specialization in Clinical Psychology from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai in May, 2016
Anju Chirimar is a Post Graduate from Calcutta University. She has completed Certificate Course in Basic Counselling as well as Certificate course in Advanced Counselling. She has been practicing one to one counseling for the last 12 years. Ms. Chirimar has a diverse work experience – she has immense experience in dealing with Marital issues, Child Behaviour, Family Therapy, dealing with trauma and rehabilitation of sex workers and Addicts. She has been associated as a counsellor with institutions like JD Birla, I Lead Colleges, and Park English School.
While dealing with the gamut of adolescent concerns, she has conducted various lifeskills workshops on Study Skills, Memory, Accepting Differences, Peer Adjustment and Acceptance, Relationships, and Respect. Ms. Chirimar is also an experienced Trainer to Counsellors. At Ummeed, she has been associated as a counsellor, with The Heritage School. Presently co-conducts many Pastoral Guide Trainings in Sunbeam Group of Institutions, Varanasi, St. Pauls Rourkella and Frank Anthony Public School Kolkata, South Point High School, Kolkata and is the representative counsellor for Bhawanipur Gujarati Education Society.
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