About me

Experienced Professional Psychologist & EMDR Practitioner
My Story

Experienced Professional Psychologist & EMDR therapist

Jasminder Bahia is an experienced professional psychologist and EMDR therapist. Jasminder believes in the power of nurturing the body and cultivating a kind and steady mind to overcome life’s obstacles. Whether they are physical ailments like backaches and breathing difficulties, or emotional challenges like panic attacks and stressful living.

During Jasminder’s studies for a first degree in Applied Psychology, she had the opportunity to delve into formal meditation practices, specifically Zazen and Vipassana. As a dedicated student involved in activities such as hockey, aerobics, and running, Jasminder discovered that exercise not only helped release physical tension but also had a positive impact on mood and overall optimism.

In a serendipitous encounter, Jasminder met a highly experienced and respected Iyengar Yoga teacher who was in their late 70s in Liverpool. This meeting sparked an ongoing journey to explore the connection between mind, body, and breath. Taking a time out  from post-graduate studies, Jasminder travelled to the Himalayas, where she trained with Swami Govindanda and became a certified Hatha Yoga teacher.

My Approach & Values

Jasminder Bahia is dedicated to exploring mental and physical well-being through meditation, yoga, and psychology. As a chartered Psychologist, Clinical Supervisor, and EMDR Therapist, she has been a Yoga teacher since 2003.

In September 2023, she embarked on a Co-Tutor role for the BAATN 10-week Introductory Certificate in Counselling Skills: Decolonising Therapeutic Practice. Jasminder is also a Yoga Nidra teacher trainer, integrating Non-Sleep Deep Rest Practice (NSDR) into trauma practices to help calm the nervous system.

In therapy, Jasminder adopts a holistic approach that considers the full body-mind connection. She incorporates mindful practices, simple breathing techniques, and postural work into her psychological interventions. Providing guidance on deep relaxation techniques, especially beneficial for addressing sleep issues, stress, or trauma history, Jasminder also integrates psychological well-being and motivational elements into her therapy sessions.

Please note that Yoga classes/workshops and one-to-one psychological services are typically offered separately. To maintain ethical and professional boundaries, clients and students are encouraged to be mindful of boundaries and refrain from transitioning between services.

Counselling Psychology

Counselling, Psychology and Psychotherapy are talking therapies are provided in Nottingham, which help to process, improve and increase emotional and psychological wellbeing. 

Clinical Supervision

In psychology and psychotherapy supervision refers to the system whereby the practitioner regularly meets another therapist for their own benefit and to discuss their work. This is required as part of professional good practice.


A therapy for trauma that helps individuals process distressing memories and traumatic events, that uses unique techniques like eye movements or taps to heal distressing memories, and supports the brain in its natural ability to heal itself.