Counselling facilitates an individual to better their understanding of themselves, including their pattern of thoughts, behaviours, feelings and the ways in which their coping skills may have been challenging and beneficial in their lives. It also helps one explore how to tap into exciting resources or develop new ones that enrich their lives and relationships. Overall, counselling increases self-awareness and a sense of well-being, and is a great first step individuals can take on their path to discovering a more fruitful life.
During college, decided to pursue counselling psychology because I felt intrigued by its focus on enabling personal and interpersonal functioning across the life span of a person. It drove me to do a lot of self work in terms of alleviating distress and instability, resolving crises, and increase in my ability to function better. I express gratitude for the fact that counselling is not something that I just practice to help others but also for self-evolution. Counselling is not only my career of choice but also my saviour in the best and most challenging of life situations.
Every individual is unique and so it is important to consider the right counselling style that will fit the needs of the person. Hence I believe in being flexible enough to adapt my style of working according to the individuals presenting issues. I believe in strengthening trust and comfort in the therapy relationship since it helps in developing healthy communication making one feel accepted and understood.
Mood disorders, anxiety, relationship issues, self- identity concerns, unhealthy coping skills, career exploration and mindfulness are matters which may impact an individual's overall sense of wellbeing and I believe are topics which should be addressed to ensure a more constructive life.
Have identified that few things help me deal with difficult times fairly well. Taking a stroll in a garden/park, stargazing and watching music shows alongside entertaining comedy movies are few among those.
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