Dr Neeru Chadda
Founder / Director of the Health & Peace Centre
Dr Neeru Chadda Founder / Director of the Health & Peace Centre is registered as a Psychologist in NSW Australia, for the past 20 years during which time she has worked as a therapist and teacher of Psychology. <br><br>Her scholarship in the field of Psychology extends to over 30 years – from 1982, when she undertook studies in an undergraduate (Honors) degree in Psychology at Delhi University India. She has a Masters degree in Psychology from India (1987) and a PhD in Psychology from Sydney University (2007). She started her private practice in 1995 at the Australian Health Care Centre, Queen St. Wollahra NSW, moving later to the Edgecliff Centre, Edgecliff, NSW - where she provided therapy for reduction of Stress, Post Traumatic Stress, Anxiety, Depression in individuals, couples and families, as well as provided support for migrant health through participation in the Trans-cultural Mental Health Centre programs run from Cumberland Hospital. She was accredited to work with Victims of Crime. She reduced her work in private practice from 2001, till 2011 to raise a family. During this decade, besides looking after her three children, and completing her PhD research into the development of negative emotions, she ran psychology workshops & seminars, and undertook not-for-profit community projects. She currently practices in the Northern Beaches and at the Health and Peace Centre in the city. Her key areas of clinical interest include facilitating of children’s mental and emotional health; and incorporating of paradigms from Eastern Psychology into Western therapeutic models. Her therapeutic orientation is primarily CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) but her approach to therapy is eclectic determined by the presenting needs of the client as well as the vast array of therapeutic tools available within the Western and Eastern psychological literature. She has received training in Eastern Philosophy and Psychology through her upbringing in India (birth – 29 yrs) under the guidance of her father, an accomplished Yoga and Ayurveda practitioner, and through him to the teachings of those recognised as masters of such disciplines e.g. Dayananda Saraswati, Ramakrishna Paramahansa, Paramahansa Yogananada, Mahesh Yogi, Neem Karoli Baba, Gandhi, Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh and others. She served as Associate Lecturer at the Department of Psychology, University of Sydney from 1997-1999, and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society.