DR. P. BUVANASWARI - Promises Healthcare


Dr. P. Buvanaswari

Senior Consultant Psychiatrist
MBBS, MRCP, M.Med (Psychiatry), MRCPsych, FAMS

Language: English, Tamil


Dr Buvana believes in taking a holistic approach to every patient. She is trained in psychodynamic therapy and is experienced in women’s mental health, including perinatal and menopause-related psychiatry. She has also treated teenagers and young adults with emotion regulation difficulties, and has a special interest in helping girls and women with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

  • General Psychiatry
  • Women’s Mental Health and Perinatal Psychiatry
  • Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Certifications and Accreditations
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, National University of Singapore (2001)
  • Member of the Royal College of Physicians (2007)
  • Master of Medicine (Psychiatry), National University of Singapore (2012)
  • Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (2014)
  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) Core Training (2019-2023)
  • Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (2023)

Dr Buvana obtained her medical degree from the National University of Singapore in 2001. She worked in a range of medical specialties and obtained membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 2007 before entering full-time Psychiatry training. She obtained her Master of Medicine in Psychiatry in 2012 and membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2014.

She has more than a decade of experience working in psychiatry in restructured hospitals where she has treated adolescents and adults with a range of psychiatric conditions in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Her breadth of experience enables her to adopt a holistic approach and she is respectful of the social, cultural and spiritual nuances each patient presents.

Dr Buvana undertook training in Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) and is passionate about developing psychotherapy training and supervision for all clinicians. She has an interest in teaching and mentoring and has been involved in undergraduate medical education with NUS and in supervising postgraduate trainees under the national residency programme in Psychiatry.

She participates actively in her church and community, and seeks to promote mental health literacy and combat stigma. She enjoys spicy food and rock climbing in her free time.