Tina Balachandran

I’m a licensed Clinical Psychologist (Qatar) with over 9 years of experience in the industry, committed to reaching out to empower people for a better life using Integrative Psychotherapy. I’m also a trained Hypnotherapist, NLP Practitioner, and EAAP Certified Aviation Psychologist. I’m currently pursuing my PsyD. In my current role, as a company psychologist with Qatar Airways, I provide psychological support and counseling to staff, assess and evaluate individuals’ problems through the use of case history, interview, observation and psychometric assessments, and provide individual psychotherapy to enable employees overcome difficulties using an eclectic approach. I initiated the ab-initio Fitness to Fly psychological assessment for cabin crew and conduct fitness for duty assessment for other staff (including deck crew) as required. I facilitate psychological debriefing (individual/group) in emergency/disaster situations and provide related psychological support. I’m involved in training employees (volunteers), in providing psychological support (through the human service response model, using psychological first aid) during emergency/disaster situations.I’m also involved in training the cabin crew welfare team in psychosocial support activities and am currently driving an initiative to start a peer support program within the company.

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