Masters of Science in Counselling Psychology, Sampurna Montfort College
Certificate Course in Guidance and Counselling, SNDT University
Level 1 - Certification Program for Psychodrama, Indian Institute of Psychodrama
Psycho-Oncology training, Cancer Patients Aid Association
Certificate Course in Queer Sexual Health, One Future Collective
Introduction to Narrative practices, Ummeed CDC
Certified Suicide First Aid Responder, Safe Space India
Body Work in Psychotherapy, Hank Nunn Institute
Which bucket would your therapy style fit into primarily?
I'm a Client Centred therapist trained in Group Therapy and Marriage and Family Therapy. I primarily work with adult clients in both short term and long term counselling. I use the Ivey's model of counselling skills as my base as well as cognitive behavioural therapy techniques under supervision. However, I don't strictly and/or solely go by the latter; I discern collaboratively according to the client's counselling needs and the client-therapist relationship.
What’s that defining feature of your approach to therapy?
I have a strong ethical background. I maintain client documentation and session logs. I undergo regular training, personal therapy, supervision and update my knowledge and skills in the field of mental health through lectures, journals, and attending workshops and conferences as I believe the work of being a mental health professional involves continuous learning, unlearning and refining ones skills.
Ivey’s model of counselling: Ivey established a structured approach to training therapists in discrete helping skills (micro skills) including attending behaviour, open invitation to talk, reflection and summarization, paraphrasing, and interpretation.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Targets psychological problems by looking at learned patterns of unhelpful behaviour. Helps better understand and identify distorted thoughts and develop a better sense of confidence in one’s own abilities.