Being human, being mindful of one's own emotions and making space to understand the client's emotions as well. I believe in a person-centred approach where each client is seen as unique. Not every person will use the same medication to treat a particular ailment, hence not every person will respond to the same approach. Being integrative and eclectic where the client's best interests are kept in mind and responded too with the most suitable approach.
Her Thoughts on Counseling
Sometimes life feels like scattered pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. The parts are all there, they just need to be put together and sometimes it's easier to do that with a little bit of help. Counselling helps provide a safe and secure space that allows you to put together that puzzle at your own pace with facilitation.
Why I Chose Counseling?
Growing up, going through an emotional roller coaster, I wished I had someone to guide me and confide in, I wish I had someone who could help me get in touch with myself and make better decisions in life. As I continued to explore the field which invariably called for introspection as well, it became apparent how important it is to have faith in yourself. That belief and confidence does not come naturally to everyone and there is no shame and harm in asking for help. When talking about well-being, emotional health is just as important, if not more, than our physical health.
A strong rapport and therapeutic relationship is essential for counselling to have a positive outcome. Empathy, genuineness and concreteness are essential qualities for a therapist to be able to focus on the client and work in their best interest. Being mindful of one's own process and state of mind is equally important to stay connected to the goals of therapy.
Concerns Close To My Heart
I feel passionately toward relationship issues - familial, romantic or friendships. We grow up in a society that invariably has a major impact on us. Finding the self amidst the influence of parents, peers, relatives, etc. can be challenging. I feel most comfortable dealing with relationship issues, stress and anxiety.
How I Handle Stress
To handle stress I first move away from the source of stress to clear my mind and find my centre to be able to deal with the situation at hand in a more proactive way. Things that help me do that are watching my favourite shows, listening to music or venting to a close friend.