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Arti Yagnik MSW MA


Mindful Relationships


For more than 25 years Arti Yagnik has empowered children, adolescents and adults to positivelychange the way they think and feel about themselves and their relationships. Arti was the senior consultant pyschotherapist at the Family Relationship Service and is now the director of Mindful Relationships; a Counselling and Mediation service that helps people explore, address and resolve internal and external relationship difficulties. Arti is a sensitive and caring Mental Health Social Worker, Family Law Mediator and Systemic Psychotherapist; her approach is intense and fun. She has an uncanny ability to help children and adults explore the underlying cause of their distress and dysfunction and supports them to find long term permanent solutions.



Arti is a highly knowledgeable, skilled and experienced Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and Systemic Psychotherapist, her clients benefit from her charismatic and confident approach. She helps individuals, couples and families move beyond problems such as divorce, family dysfunction, abuse,addiction and mental health issues including, bipolar, depression and anxiety.  Arti uses a wide range of psychotherapeutic and psychoanalytic theories and techniques when working with clients, enabling them to explore their emotions, thoughts and behaviours. Through continual feedback from her clients Arti is able to help them to develop and implement strategies and solutions that can resolve their problems.


Arti's ability to transfer her knowledge and experience of mental health issues and therapuetic counselling to working with parents who are separating has meant that she is a leading Family Law Mediator in Sydney, Her success in helping parents work out ways of co-parenting without litigation has been noteworthy.



Arti does not believe in keeping children and adults in therapy any longer than necessary. Indeed, most of her clients are able to identify and appreciate positive changes in themselves and their situation within the first session and more long term solutions by six to 8 sessions. She is an enthusiastic Individual, Couple and Family Therapist who is able to view each of her clients as unique individuals who are experiencing patterns of thinking, feelings and behaviours that keep them stuck and unhappy. Only when these patterns are identified, explored and changed can they begin to experience positive sense of self and positive relationships.


Throughout her career as a Social Worker and Psychotherapist Arti has been at the forefront of contributing to and implementing models of therapy that improve and enhance people’s lives, including Brief Therapy, The Post Sexual Abuse Project, Children and Self-Esteem, Child Informed Mediation and Radical Exposure Therapy. Arti has also taught and supervised Social Work and Family Therapy staff and students during the last 25 years.



  • Social Work MSW (UK) 1993
  • Couple and Family Therapy MA (Aus) 2003



  • Registered Social Worker 2001 (Aus)
  • Accredited Mental Health Social Worker 2006 (Aus)
  • AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers



Ali Knight  

Accredited Mental Health Social Worker 

Ali has over twenty years of therapeutic experience working alongside individuals of all ages and walks of life. Ali has honed her therapeutic skills over many years of work in government and non-government roles. She has had a range of experience in clinical work, and also in the University sector supporting Social Workers with their learning. 


Ali enjoys supporting individuals, couples and families who have a range of challenges. She is an accredited Mental Health Social Worker, and therefore she has both the knowledge and depth of experience in providing therapy for people with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, and borderline personality disorder.


Ali's approach is informed by a range of therapeutic modalities, including Systemic Mental Health Social Work, Psychotherapy, Mentalisation Based Treatment, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Radical Exposure Therapy.


Ali has a warm, empathic, and respectful approach. She has a strong belief in the power of the therapeutic relationship as a vehicle for change. Ali’s approach is tailored to each individual, and she is skilled at assisting her clients to become aware of and harness their strengths. She is committed to supporting her clients to move towards development of a healthy sense of self and sustaining healthy relationships.




  • Mental Health Social Worker Accreditation (AMHSW)
  • Bachelor of Social Work, Flinders University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Flinders University
  • Australian Association of Social Workers



About Us

Before you see a Counsellor or a Mediator, wouldn’t you like to know how good he or she is? Wouldn’t you like to know that your time and money is wisely spent? Well, at Mindful Relationships we pride ourselves on the fact that over the last 10 years “word of mouth” recommendation has been 100% of our referral base. And now the secret is out! We are growing and we want to offer our unique Counselling and Mediation services to more children, adults, couples and families who would benefit from expert Counselling and Mediation. We know we can make a difference!.

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Phone: 02 9211 8989

Suite 302 88 Foveaux Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
2/2 Kochia Lane
Lindfield NSW 2070
14 Cardwell Street
Adelaide SA 5000