Dr Rina Bajaj
Mental Health & Wellbeing Expert
Dr Rina Bajaj is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist. She holds a first-class BA (Hons) in Psychology and a Doctorate (DPsych) in Counselling Psychology. Rina has over 15 years of experience and practices across London, UK. In 2017, she founded her private consultancy, Rina Bajaj Ltd, which offers a specialist therapeutic service for adults and young people providing counselling, CBT, clinical supervision, EMDR therapy and coaching. She has worked with many corporate companies, including several universities, providing workshops and training on areas including staff well-being, mental health awareness, mindfulness and stress management.
Dr Rina’s areas of speciality include Dating/Relationships, particularly as she worked as a Specialist Matchmaker/Counselling Psychologist for an exclusive matchmaking and introduction agency. This included psychologically assessing, interviewing and matching potential members. She is also well voiced on cultural issues and, as a young Asian woman, she is interested in how we define ourselves and what is considered “acceptable” in our society. Rina is also an expert on current issues and works with clients who experience anxiety, trauma and depression, amongst other common mental health concerns.
Dr Rina Bajaj has worked with many interesting clients over the years including YouTube stars, up and coming young celebrities, Reality TV personalities, high net worth individuals and musicians/artists. Having grown up with musicians in the family this is an area she has great insight to. Rina is naturally very empathetic and always wanted to be in a profession that could support people to change in a positive way. She is a great believer in experiencing new things and believes that if she asks her clients to step out of their comfort zone, then she must be prepared to do the same.
Rina is a regular contributor to national media and is a confident presenter having spoken at national emotional wellbeing conferences aimed at a range of professionals. She has created several expert videos on topics such as bereavement, exam stress, peer support and how to create
a safe school environment. She has contributed to radio and was a part of the national radio coverage, 60 second support series (Episode 9: Understanding your Feelings in Situations you can’t control | Heads Together), Spoke on men’s radio (The Well-Being Show – Dr. Rina Bajaj, Anxiety, Negative Thinking And Low Self-Esteem by Men’s & Women’s Radio Station (soundcloud.com)) and Uxbridge FM (Dr. Rina Bajaj, Physchologist – Blue Monday (uxbridgefm.co.uk).
In addition, she most recently contributed to written articles for The Daily Mirror, The Guardian and the Times Education supplement and has been a regular “Agony Aunt” for online media platforms, including Female First UK. In April 2021, she was involved in a podcast with Professor Green (Matters Of The Mind with Professor Green – Episode #1 – Matters Of The Mind | Podcast on Spotify)
She is so passionate about mental health and wellbeing, that she has dedicated her instagram page to raising awareness of related issues. She hosts a regular instagram live session called “Chat with Dr Rina”, where she inteviews a variety of guests about their life experiences and how they take care of their own wellbeing (Instagram @Dr.Rina.Bajaj)
She is currently writing a self-empowerment book about the relationship that we have with ourselves as well as other people, which will be available soon. She likens it to having a psychologist in your pocket. The book will include practical activities and advice on how to challenge and work on relationships. Watch this space!
In her spare time Rina likes to focus on all aspects of her wellbeing. She shares a holistic approach to life and makes time for meditation, self-development and spiritual development.