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Mrs Arti Mayan

Mrs Arti Mayan

Mobile 0415 515 172
Counsellor, Hypnotherapist

Curious Minds Therapy

Mobile 0415 515 172

Through counselling and hypnotherapy, I can support you to develop emotional intelligence by resolving the issues causing emotional disturbance, manage maladaptive emotions, regain self-control in areas associated with mental health, personal, cultural and social issues.


  • 9/96 Severn Street, Box Hill North, Melbourne VIC 3129 0415 515 172 PHONE 0415 515 172


  • Counselling, Phone Consultations, Online Video Consultations 
  • Hypnotherapy session- 1hr 30min
    Counselling- 1hr
    I work with people over the age of 14yrs.

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Addiction, Alcohol / Drug Dependency, Anger Related Issues, Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Assertiveness, Behavioural Issues, Bullying, Burnout, Communication Issues, Conflict Resolution, Cultural Issues, Decision Making, Depression, Disability, Dreams, Emotional Overwhelm, Fertility / Pregnancy, Gambling, Grief / Bereavement, Guilt Feelings, Insomnia, Intimacy Issues, Pain / Rehabilitation, Performance Anxiety, Phobias, Relationship Issues, Self Development, Self Harm, Social Skills, Stress Management, Suicidal Feelings, Trauma Recovery, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    ACT, Attachment Theory, CBT, Compassion-Focused Therapy, Emotional Release, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Gestalt, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Short-term Psychodynamic, Solution Oriented, Trauma-Informed

    My approach is person-centred, I immerse myself in understanding a person's inner world and their needs, hence I do not judge and am very open-minded. I have been known to be empathetic from a very young age, this is due to my own personal experiences. I am also an emotional individual, my emotions are very informative to how I cope and function, thus these characteristics reflect on my therapeutic approach. I am a person-centred emotional focused counsellor and hypnotherapist.


    • Masters of Counselling and Psychotherapy - 2016 - Australian College of Applied Psychology
    • Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy - 2019 - Stirling Institute of Technology
    • Post-graduate Diploma of Mental Health Nursing - 2010 - Flinders University
    • Bachelor of Nursing - 2009 - Manukau Institute of Technology

    Professional Associations

    • Australian Hypnotherapists Association
    • Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia

    Quality Provision

    I ensure any therapeutic approach or suggestions I use are evidence-based, and my practice is ethically safe, being a member of PACFA and AHA, I ensure I follow the Code of ethics and Code of conduct which reflects on the contract between myself and the client. I also ensure I get appropriate professional supervision on a regular basis in order to reflect and improve my own practice.


    I completed my Masters of Counselling and Psychotherapy in 2016, after which I worked as a Telehealth counsellor with Turning Point Drug and Alcohol services. Once I became a mother I applied for a more flexible position as a EAP Telehealth Counsellor with Lifeworks. While on Mat leave I completed my Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy, and practiced hypnotherapy with clients over the phone. Prior to becoming a counsellor I was a Mental Health Nurse for 8yrs, worked in hospital and community setting with adults, adolescents, from various background. I can confidently say that my experience is versatile, and very specialised in working with preventative measures to support clients recover from mental health condition.


    Appointments can be booked through my website or by contacting me directly. Before the session I do an initial 30min consultation.
    My hours of working are Mon, Tues, and Wed for sessions, but you can call be between Mon-Fri to book an appointment.

    Transport and Parking

    Onsite parking available, 2hr paid parking also available, my work is 10min walk away from Box Hill Central, and public transports are easily accessible.


    Private Health Insurance covers Hypnotherapy sessions only

    Payment Options

    Bank Transfer preferred.

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    10 Questions with Arti Mayan

    • What led you to choose psychotherapy or counselling as a profession?

    • When I was a mental health nurse I was initially very curious about how the mind works, but instead of feeding my curiosity I was too busy giving people medications, doing my nurse tasks etc, which were of course part of the job. A lot of the times I found that people relied on medications to solve their problems, because every time they relapsed, medication was the first thing that was assessed and prescribed. But, sometimes they also needed someone compassionate who would talk to them, and listen, because they rarely had that experience in their life. One day I spent an hour with a client who was diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder, and counselled her, she said my support was very helpful and empowered her to make the changes she wanted. That was the day I decided counselling will be my profession.
    • Which philosophical approaches have influenced your professional/personal development?

    • I have always been a spiritual individual, even when I was not completely aware at the time. However, I have grown up amongst different cultures, and I have learned to integrate a lot of what I have learned from them to develop my identity. For example, from the Polynesian cultures I have learned to be more fluid with time, no need to rush, take it easy. From the Indian cultures I have learnt balancing the self-centredness and self-sacrifice. From the Western culture I have learnt independency and freedom of choice.
    • Which particular aspects of health or the human journey are you interested in?

    • I am very open, diplomatic and curious so I am literally interested in all aspects of health and the human journey, everything in balance....mind, body, spirit is important to form a complete story of ones journey.
    • What method/s do you use?

    • I use mainly integrated models meaning, not one size fits all, the model I work with will be based on what the person needs. In saying that whatever model I use, they are all informed by the person-centred model by Carl Rogers.
    • When do you think the client will start to feel that progress is being made?

    • In my experience, progress starts from the time the client picks up the phone and says "I am struggling, I need help" this already shows that they are progressing as they are becoming more aware of their needs. Throughout the therapy, when the client reflects on their issues, starts to construct a path to reach their destination, they are progressing, and once they are more clear and confident about the decisions they have made, and see no further need for therapy, then progression has definitely been made.
    • How has therapy made you a better person?

    • Therapy has helped me to be more self-reflective, and self-aware of who I am and who I want to be. I have been able to be more accepting, and emotionally mature in managing my triggers and memories.
    • What do you like most about being a therapist?

    • What I love about being a therapist is that I learn something new all the time, the way people think and feel challenges my own beliefs and assumptions about life. It's not a routine based work, where I come in to work, know what I have to do and walk away once I am done, not that there is anything wrong with that. As a therapist I love that I don't know what new story a client will tell me, what we will discover about their world when we explore deeper, it is mysterious and ignites my curiosity all the time.
    • Do you ever have 'bad hair' days?

    • I always have bad hair days, Who doesn't! Its a fact of life, I have accepted it. Even for people who lather their hair with settling gel, there is always that 1 piece of hair that refuses to oblige. Talk about rebellious hair!
    • What do you think is the most significant problem we face, in the world today?

    • I think the most significant problem we face in the world today is disengaging from our own being, we have become so busy trying to chase our goals and dreams, of cars, big house with a garden, family needs, career, that amongst all this we forget ourselves, we don't take the time to ask ourselves, how am I feeling today?, we are not reflecting on our emotional and psychological wellbeing. The most common rationale is NO TIME! IT'S TOO HARD!, we have already developed a mindset that focusing on our inner being is not worth the time, and its too hard to sit for 2mins and check-in with yourself. I believe if we spend sometime engaging with our inner self, we will be more functional and productive in our lives.
    • Can you share the name of a book, film, song, event or work of art that inspires you?

    • I love psychological thrillers from a very young age, which I think has really inspired me to work with people who experience mental health issues. Some favs: Any Stephen Kings psychological thrillers, Butterfly effect, Beautiful Mind, Shutter Island.
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    Mrs Arti Mayan

    Arti Mayan

    Counsellor, Hypnotherapist

    I am a compassionate, person-centred, emotional focused therapist. I was a mental health nurse for 8 yrs, and having seen the impact on mental health issues on peoples lives, I had become even more passionate in providing a safe environment for you where you feel respected and are free to express your vulnerabilities without any judgement, feel validated and acknowledged. ...

    • Box Hill North
    • ACT, Attachment Theory, CBT, Compassion-Focused Therapy, Emotional Release, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Gestalt, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Short-term Psychodynamic, Solution Oriented, Trauma-Informed