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More About Me

Dr Gauri Seth MBChB BSc (Hons) MRCPsych PG CERT CCP

Mother  Psychiatrist   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. 

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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. 

I have pioneered my very own Brain-Based Connection® Method, which is now a coaching programme for parents loaded with scientific evidence-based insights that I apply day in day out, on the ground, to boost connection with my own family.  

I am a connection coach for my children. You can be one for yours too. Let’s make multi-generational impact.
Dr Gauri Seth
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“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

My Qualifications

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

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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

Other Experience

​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

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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) 

Peer-Reviewed Publications

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

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Publications in Academic Journals (Verma, G)

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