GOWRI THAMOTHARAN - Promises Healthcare


Dr Elaine Yeo

Gowri Thamotharan

Addictions Therapist, Visions
MA (Counselling), BA (Sociology), DipEd (Education)

Languages: English


As an Addictions Therapist, Gowri has a passion for guiding her clients through life’s challenges to help them achieve their full potential. Her approach is characterized by warmth and empathy, creating a non-judgmental and safe space for clients to explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences. Gowri derives gratification from creating a mutually beneficial therapeutic experience that fosters exploration, learning, and reflection for both therapist and client. She holds a Masters in Counselling from Monash University, Australia, and is registered with the Singapore Association for Counselling (SAC).

  • Alcohol Abuse & Addiction
  • Drug Abuse & Addiction
  • Codependency
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Self-Esteem & Mindful Self-Compassion
  • Stress Management
Certifications and Accreditations
  • Master of Counselling, Monash University (Australia)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Massey University (New Zealand)
  • Diploma in Education, National Institute of Education (Singapore)
  • Restorative Practices Trainer (Singapore)
  • Provisional Clinical Member, Singapore Association for Counselling (SAC)
  • Member of Association of Professionals Specialising in Addiction Counselling (APSAC)

Gowri is dedicated to fostering collaborative relationships with her clients, ensuring that treatment plans are customized to meet their individual needs, goals, and strengths. Her therapeutic approach is integrative, drawing from a range of evidence-based techniques, including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT), Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), Sand Tray Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing (MI). Through this comprehensive approach, she empowers her clients to overcome challenges, capitalize on strengths, enhance self-awareness, and cultivate compassion and resilience.

Outside of her professional life, Gowri enjoys spending quality time with her family, engaging in Piloxing, and exploring the outdoors. Her personal interests, combined with her background as an Educator and Restorative Practices Trainer, contribute to her work by nurturing a sense of curiosity and receptivity to new experiences, enriching her therapeutic approach.