counselling is a safe , non judgemental and confidential space where one can work on their emotional and mental well being by enhancing their understanding of themselves and their unresolved concerns. It is a relationship of collaboration between the therapist and client, where one is not forced to deal with an issue but is given space to take direction of their goals and participate willingly. Counselling facilitates an individual to change their perspective, gain new insights into themselves and their situation, helps one become aware of, and regulate their feeling and emotions, and develop new actions and behaviors.
"The word 'why' not only taught me to ask but also to think.And thinking has never hurt anyone. On the contrary it does us all a world of good." - Anne Frank
I have always been a very curious person who annoyingly always wanted to know 'but why', more so when it comes to human behavior. I have been intrigued by what ticks people, why they behave in a certain way which lead me to psychology. I grew up with a supportive group of people who were always there for all my adolescent issues and I wondered what happened to those who didn't have that support. A long journey of emotional growth and turmoil helped me realise that the purpose of my life was helping people. It's a great feeling when your purpose and profession become the same thing.
I have an eclectic therapy style, to suit the needs of the individual. Starting by creating a space where the client can express themselves with ease. I try to provide a collaborative therapeutic alliance where an individual can re-discover themselves and their strengths to deal with their problems at their own pace.
Interpersonal relationships is my area of concern. Relationship with oneself, one's family and friends all affect people in deep ways. Having worked with children and their families, I can identify the intricacies of these relationships and the effect it can have on each person. I also focus on self improvement and the struggle one might have with self-defeating thoughts.
When I feel low, I spend time with my artwork which gets me lost in the colours and patterns, providing me some peace and calm. Cooking up new recipes and cleaning has always been therapeutic for me. I love solving a 1000 piece puzzle which can keep me occupied for hours and forget temporarily about anything that might be happening around me. But most of all I vent to my husband about what's causing me stress as he attempts to counsel the counsellor.
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