Anita Narayan


To transform my physical appearance from dress size 20 to 8, required me to undertake personal training sessions and participate in intensive weight training, yoga/pilates, cross-fit and boot camps and prepare healthy meals. My transformation motivated me to become a trainer and help others.

I joined Fitness First in 2005 as a personal trainer. To develop my personal and professional growth, I attended several internal and external educational training workshops and undertook further studies at university that provided me with another perspective about living a healthier lifestyle.

Holistic counselling approach – my counselling adopts a holistic and scientific, person-centred approach to interventions through the integration of mental health and wellness (mind, body and soul). My aim is to provide clients with the education and skills to prevent mental health, sickness and live a disease-free life. Included in their programs are, hormonal balancing therapy (which includes quality intake of macronutrients), water intake, stretching and flexibility, yoga and pilates exercises, improving sleep pattern techniques, therapeutic mindfulness, deep breathing, and meditation.

Having studied scientific evidence-based theories about human cognition, emotion and behaviours I gained a head start to passionately support, motivate, empower and transform my clients from a holistic perspective.

Clinical counselling – I have the ability to competently design and implement strategies and techniques to assist clients to understand how they may be able to manage their mental health concerns including anxiety, stress, trauma, depression, substance related disorders and relationship issues. Strategies include, challenging self-limiting belief, building self-efficacy, having high regard for your self-love, self-worth, self-care, self-respect and relationship exploration of self-discovery.

Theoretical models – I am skilled in cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), solution-focussed approach, positive psychology, attachment theory (using the Grow and Smart models), person-centred approach, interpersonal counselling, mindfulness-based intervention and narrative therapy.

Coaching/Physical training – I have the capacity to competently draw on training principles to motivate, explore and identify new pathways to assist clients achieve their goals. Through participation in exercise activities, clients benefit from the physiological responses to physical activity and the positive therapeutic effects of exposure therapy, distraction therapy as well as experiencing increased self-efficacy through mastery.

Changing physical appearance – involves specifically, coaching and guiding clients in developing skills to take pride in their appearance, to raise their capacity to be confident and outstanding high value men and women in the workplace and life generally.

Diversity of clients – I have worked with clients from various social and cultural backgrounds, including clients with disabilities. I have experience dealing with the NDIS, as well as Christian clients.

Favourite quote – bringing sexy back “you being uncomfortable is a sign of your transformation”. Transformation is a journey, and I am happy to support you manifesting your dream body and life – to be the best and the highest version of yourself.

– Double degree in Masters in Psychotherapy and Counselling (2019-2022)
– Double degree in Bachelors in Life Coaching and Psychology (2015-2019)
– Diploma in Case Management
– Level 3 Personal Trainer
– Certificate in Mat Pilates
– Certificate in Reformer Instructor
– Registered Clinical Counsellor with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA).

Practices at: Gladesville Psychology Clinic

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