“Gauri has packaged years of psychiatry and psychotherapy training into an incredibly helpful and relevant coaching programme for parents. The science and evidence base to the coaching is so assuring and I would definitely recommend coaching with Gauri.”
Amy, Mother of three, Wimbledon
More About Me
Dr Gauri Seth MBChB BSc (Hons) MRCPsych PG CERT CCP
Mother Doctor Author Emotional Intelligence Coach
I was born in the UK to Indian parents. My own parenting was characterised by eastern philosophical values, where emotional attunement and sensitive parenting were the bedrock of family life.
Parents need support. Parenting is the hardest thing I have ever done. I am a mother to three children, and being married to a busy surgeon, I have had to navigate my own career and parenting dilemmas during turbulent times. Right now, and every single day, I am working on my own journey of consciously connecting with my children. I am living difficult moments with other mothers, riding similar turbulent waves.
It’s those moments when connection feels threatened that I reflect on what’s happening, why, and what triggered the disconnect. It’s through moments like these that I started developing my own methodology to pause, quickly zoom out, and regain connection.
My journey of seeing the sharp end of psychological distress and developmental suffering through working in adult mental health settings, ran parallel to me having my own children. The amalgamation of clinical work, academic research and rearing my own children meant that Brain-Based Connection® Coaching was born, to bring that same science to support other parents.
We need to think of mental well-being in a sustainable way, and reflect on the trans-generational impact the parenting period can have on generations to come. Knowing how challenging parenting can feel, support needs to be non-judgemental, kind and impactful.
Membership of the Royal College Of Psychiatrists MRCPsych 2022
Medicine MBChB University of Bristol 2009
BSc Bioethic First Class Honours (Medical Ethics Law & Philosophy) University of Bristol 2006
Post Graduate Certificate in Research Methods for Integrated Academic Trainees King's College London 2020 (Distinction)
Coach Practioner Certified Coaches Alliance 2021
Emotional Intelligence Coach 2021
Awards & Achievements
Head Girl at Shrewsbury High School GDST 2002-2003
Academic Clinical Fellowship award National Institute Health Research 2012-2020 Institute of Psychiatry Psychology and Neuroscience, Kings College London
Academic Foundation Programme award National Institute Health Research University of Bristol 2009-2011
Winner of Wellcome Trust Medical Elective Prize (Funding for meditation research in India) 2008
Winner of Royal College of Psychiatrists Medical Student Elective Prize 2008
Winner Third Prize for Best Poster III World Congress of Cultural Psychiatry London, UK, 9-11 March 2012 for The effect of meditation on psychological distress among Buddhist Monks and Nuns
Presentations and lectures given at National and International Conferences
Verma G, The Role of the psycho-social environment in Childhood on the developing brain and the risks of long term psychopathology amongst adults born preterm Co-authors Fisher H, Simonoff E, Nosarti C The Royal College of Psychiatrists International Congress Excel, London, UK July 2019
Verma G, Araya R The effect of meditation on psychological distress among Buddhist Monks and Nuns First International Conference on Mindfulness Sapienza, Rome, Italy May 2013
Verma G, Araya R The effect of meditation on psychological distress among Buddhist Monks and Nuns III World Congress of Cultural Psychiatry London, March 2012
Davies SJC, Bolea B, Green A, Verma G Methylphenidate use in pregnancy and lactation, a systematic review of evidence British Association for Psychopharmacology, Harrogate July 2011
Verma G, Araya R The effect of meditation on psychological distress among Buddhist Monks and Nuns: International Congress of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Brighton June 2011
Manuscript Reviews 2015 British Journal of Psychiatry, Journal of Mental Health and Journal of Health Psychology
Visiting Researcher at The Centre for International Mental Health, Melbourne School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, 2010-2011. Co-researcher for Delphi study to elicit expert consensus on urgent mental health needs in North and East of Sri Lanka post conflict
Visiting Researcher at The Ethox Centre, University of Oxford (2007). Qualitative research: Media Analysis of the Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Published
Intern for World Health Organisation (WHO), Geneva (2005)
I have published widely in peer-reviewed academic psychiatry and psychology journals, on subject matters including:
Online Therapy for Families and Couples
Original research I conducted on the health benefits of Meditation in Tibetan Monks and Nuns
Safe use of Medication in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Mass Media Portrayal of Global Health Inequalities
Medical Ethics Education amongst Medical Schools across the UK
World Health Organisation Policy and Practice Report on Air Travel