Bachelor of Science (Psychology)
Nandita Karthikeyan is an aspiring clinical psychologist. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Psychology with First-Class Honours from the University of Bath in the UK, during which she completed her undergraduate dissertation (thesis) exploring the effects of early-life trauma on the brain.
Nandita has experience in a variety of settings including the social services and special education, through which she received formal and informal training in a variety of therapeutic skills and modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. She is passionate about helping individuals of all ages from different backgrounds overcome life’s challenges, with specific interests in eating disorders and mood disorders.
In addition to her clinical work, Nandita has embarked on research opportunities. Notably, she completed a 1-year research placement with New York University (2019-20), with work accepted at conferences in the UK and US. Her extensive research experience has inculcated a value for rigorous research in ensuring accountability and quality in clinical practice.
Nandita’s professional philosophy is guided by the belief that psychological practice is patient-centric and collaborative in nature. She hopes to build strong therapeutic relationships with clients based in compassion and non-judgment to create a safe environment for all to share their honest thoughts and experiences.
Nandita values artistic expression as her main means of self-care. During her free time, Nandita enjoys watching movies and shows from different countries. She is an avid traveler and enjoys nature, having explored parks and hiking routes in Singapore and abroad. She recently picked up embroidery and painting after sustaining a knee injury. She has also been learning traditional Indian dance since she was 5 years old, which continues to inspire a deeper connection to her culture.