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Eshmin Harinarain

Eshmin Harinarain

Eshmin Harinarain



Eshmin is a vibrant, empathetic and empowering psychologist who has worked with diverse populations across a broad range of presenting concerns in the private, public and university wellness centre environment.

Eshmin has a strong interest in working with young people. She understands that adolescence is a transitional phase of growth and development which can be challenging and overwhelming for the entire family. Eshmin embraces a relaxed but directed approach, whilst empowering young people to use their strengths to build resilience and greater self -confidence. She aims to provide a safe and understanding space for an individual to express their feelings without judgement and will provide tools to help manage emotions in a positive manner.

She is also passionate about working with individuals who feel debilitated by the constant worries they experience daily. She is aware feeling this way restricts individuals from fully participating in the everyday events they need and want to do. Eshmin’s goal is to impart strategies and techniques so that an individual may approach life without the incessant worries and stress.

Eshmin sees value in working with the senior members of our community. She recognises that the ageing process is accompanied by a host of challenges such as ill-health, being the carer for a partner, grieving the loss of loved ones, alternate living arrangements, managing family conflict and isolation. Eshmin will respectfully support and partner with an individual, to find the best solutions for them, which seek to enhance quality of life and overall wellbeing.

Special Interests

  • Mood disorders (including Depression, Bipolar disorder)
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity condition (ADHDers)
  • Interpersonal challenges
  • Behavioural challenges
  • Navigation of change and life transitions
  • Academic and work-related issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Self-harming behaviours
  • Emotion dysregulation
  • Anger management
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Trichotillomania and body focused repetitive behaviours

Therapy Approaches

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Schema Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)


  • Bachelor of Arts – University of South Africa
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology (Honours) – University of Witwatersrand
  • Master of Psychology (Community-based Counselling Psychology) – University of Witwatersrand

Memberships & Registrations

  • Psychology Board of Australia (Registration Number: PSY0002263750)