I begin by exploring client concerns, feelings and thoughts while building a safe space for the client. I find eclectic approach helpful as it caters to the unique strengths and challenges that each individual brings to the table. I largely draw my values from the Client-Centred approach and firmly believe in the client's innate worth and potential.
Her Thoughts on Counseling
Human minds are complicated yet so simple if you get the tool to befriend all those turbulent emotions, distressing feelings, multiple thoughts. Dealing with these complex concepts may get too much to deal with alone. You deserve a space to be heard. Emotions and thoughts need to be acknowledged, accepted and finally let go. Through counselling, you allow yourself the space to be your raw, unfiltered self while you move towards personal growth. Counselling can help you make mindful choices, live more fully and consciously.
Why I Chose Counseling?
When I was young, I remember feeling too much, thinking too much, wondering what was wrong with me. I was ‘too sensitive’ and let my emotions drive me. Learning psychology helped me to understand and accept myself in ways I had not known before. I do not feel any less, think any less now but I have moved my emotions from the driver’s to the passenger’s seat. I have learned to appreciate and value myself. I found the idea of facilitating this journey of self-discovery for another person extremely fulfilling and satisfying.
Establishing a safe space for the client allows in-depth exploration of the issues faced. Once a trusting relationship is built and clearer understanding of the concerns is developed, we delve deeper into the issue with the aim to develop better coping strategies using various concepts and techniques from narrative therapy, expressive arts, cognitive behavioural therapy, existential therapy, transactional analysis, and strengths-based approach to counselling.
Concerns Close To My Heart
I believe “I am human and nothing human is alien to me” and am open to working with a variety of concerns related to stress, relationships, mood disturbances, anxiety through supportive psychotherapy.
How I Handle Stress
Mindfulness practice, breathing exercises, listening to music and movement of any sort helps me to keep my stress level at bay. Talking to my loved ones, family and friends always brings a sense of ease in stressful situations. I also find my comfort in nature and freedom in journaling, art.