Akshay Dhingra

Akshay Dhingra

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) (Honours) and Master of Psychology (Counselling)

Pronouns: He/Him

Akshay is a warm, genuine and friendly psychologist. He is passionate about the delivery of counselling services to individuals and couples, helping them work towards their personal goals and an overall improved sense of well-being.


Akshay aims to provide a comfortable, non-judgemental and supportive space in therapy. He works closely and collaboratively with his clients to develop a deeper understanding of their difficulties, build practical strategies, overcome obstacles, and make positive life changes.

Akshay firmly believes that establishing a strong therapeutic relationship, based on trust and respect, is essential to positive outcomes in therapy. He strives to ensure that his clients experience a sense of comfort and safety in therapy.

Experience and Interests

Akshay has worked across a range of settings including child and family counselling services, correctional services, youth mental health services, relationship support services and private practice.

Akshay works with a variety of presenting issues that include mood disturbances, anxiety, relationship or workplace conflict, parenting issues, family violence, stress, substance abuse, family separation, adjustment issues, trauma, and grief & loss.

Akshay has a particular interest in working with relationship difficulties, which includes providing couples therapy. Having worked at a relationship support service for over four years, he has had the opportunity to gain knowledge and develop his skills in this area.


Akshay incorporates multiple therapeutic frameworks in his counselling practice, that include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-focused therapy, Schema Therapy and Mindfulness therapies.

In Akshay’s approach to couples therapy, he draws on Gottman’s framework and principles to help couples achieve greater connection and contentment in their relationship.

How is Akshay Described by His Clients?

Akshay’s clients describe him as kind and respectful in his approach to therapy. He is also known for his warmth and genuine nature.

Akshay Personally

Akshay loves to travel and spend quality time with his family and friends.

Akshay is based at Peaceful Mind Psychology on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.