About Us

MindFirst Performance Psychology Consulting is a high performance consultancy focusing on developing potentials of athletes and performers by training their mind. 

Our key objective is to enhance performance at grass-root or elite levels through psychological interventions.

Our dream mission is to ensure every team- sport, business or any performance oriented group- has a sport or performance psychologist as a part of their support squad



Varadayini Gorhe 


Varadayini is a sport and exercise psychologist and has a masters from Loughborough University (2012) UK. ​

Her prime objective is to develop and optimise the potential of athletes and professionals working high-pressure environments. Varadayini designs programmes to help professionals perform to their capability by putting their "Mind First".

Varadayini has worked with a lot of players individually in India. Recently, she was the psychologist of the Indian Rowing Team in 2018 Asian Games. 

Besides sports, she also works with corporates as well as students to help develop pressure coping strategies.

Varadayini is a professional member with Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). 

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Mugdha Bavare

Resource Person & Expert

A Counseling Psychologist from the University of Mumbai, Mugdha is a founder member of Disha Counseling Center, a mental health center based in Mumbai.

A swimmer par excellence, Mugdha has won over 500 gold medals, 300 silver medals and 200 bronze medals at various competitions across different age groups. She has won the prestigious Chhatrapati Award, the highest state-level award for excellence in sports, in the year 1994-95.


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Shruti Nair

Consulting Psychologist

​Shruti Nair has completed her Masters in Counselling psychology from SNDT in 2019 and has graduated from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai. She is a state level Basketball and Throwball player and has been actively involved in sports since the past 12 years. She aims to combine her interests of sport and psychology to create awareness in recognising the of a sport. With an emphasis on mental well-being of athletes, her goal is to enhance the sporting experience of others !


Shruti is also an avid reader with a particular interest in History and Mythology.

Dwija Asher

Consulting Psychologist

Dwija has studied MA in Industrial psychology from University of Mumbai.
She is an International Gymnastics Player.
Dwija has also been awarded the prestigious Shiv Chattrapati Award in the game of gymnastics.
She aims to guide younger generation to overcome Mental obstacles and have a growing mindset towards life.

Her journey as an athlete so far has helped her guide her clients and she aims to continue to do so by also guiding coaches and parents 

Our Approach

  • holistic

    • We believe, the client is a human first and then a player/performer. We take non-judgmental approach in our sessions.

    • Our aim is to make the approach more holistic which is why we also work in tandem with some sport S&C coaches, physiotherapists and nutritionists. This is to maximize the benefits and minimize the efforts for the clients. 

    • In addition, we prefer working closely with the coach as well as parents/ significant others to gather an overall understanding of the client's life.

  • eclectic

    • The approach of a session depends on the client's needs and demands, hence it is more eclectic in nature. 

    • We also use some techniques which have a base of Mindfulness (MBI). 

    • With a few sports and clients, we also makes use of technology, by using heart rate trackers or HRV monitors. 

  • educative

    • Any Psychology sessions are usually visualised with a client lying down and the psychologist taking notes. 

    • Though this could be a way of dealing with many clients, Varadayini's approach is usually observing and preferably having the session the client's zone of performance. Example, with an athlete, it would be the track/ ground.

    • The sessions are educative in nature. There are no 'end to end' solutions, but a way is recommended, of how do we deal with this issue?

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Whatsapp/ Call: +91 80104 43078 ; varadayini@mindfirstperform.com

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