I have an eclectic approach while working with clients. My therapeutic approach and interventions are tailor made as per the concerns that the clients come up with. I am more inclined towards using humanistic and cognitive behavioral approaches as they help in providing a non-judgement space and also explore the core beliefs, cognitive distortions and dysfunctional behavioral patterns of the clients which helps in formulating appropriate interventions and solutions. Therapy is a collaborative process, therefore, I am also open to adapting to different approaches as per the needs of the client.
Her Thoughts on Counseling
Counseling for me is a significant helpful tool in life, which can be used at any point, irrespective of the severity of one’s concerns. It helps in looking at situations from an unbiased perspective, learning new coping skills to be able to regulate our emotions better and most importantly, realizing that we need to take care of our mental health needs to be able to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Why I Chose Counseling?
I chose to be a Counsellor because I always liked lending a listening ear to someone in need and it made me more sensitive towards people in distress. I believe in venting at times of distress, therefore it was intriguing for me to learn about the concept of counselling. This innate tendency to be there for someone in need and the skills acquired while I was studying counselling and psychotherapy facilitate the process of cultivating a genuine counsellor-client relationship.
My therapy style focuses on providing a safe space to my clients for free expression without any judgement or preconceived notions. This is followed by a series of reflective conversations or activities which help the client explore more in-depth about themselves and the issues that they are facing. I believe in providing complete autonomy to the client in taking their life decisions. by guiding and supporting them whenever necessary.
Concerns Close To My Heart
Any concern that client comes up with is of the most priority for me. However, a few concerns that I am more attuned to working with are Self-care and self-development, low self esteem, self-confidence and relationship/family issues.
How I Handle Stress
There are different ways I deal with stressful situations based on the exact mood, energy and resources available. I like venting a lot. So I call up a friend or family member and talk about the issue until I feel light. I sometimes take a break and relax, if it’s getting exhausting for me. When I want to relax, I do some things that I like such as watching a favorite movie/show to lighten up the mood, paint, dance, or go for a walk. I also prefer talking to my therapist if I feel the need.