Bhagyasri Yalkar Savyell
Post Graduate in Clinical Psychology, Mumbai University
Which bucket would your therapy style fit into primarily?
I use an eclectic approach, drawing primarily from Psychodynamic, Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy and Narrative therapy.
What’s that defining feature of your approach to therapy?
I believe that each individual has immense potential and vast resources to understand and alter the self and the role of a therapist is that of a fulcrum. When the relationship between a client and the therapist is symbiotic and there is a strong sense of connect, trust and mutuality, the process of healing occurs.
Psychodynamic therapy: Focuses on recognizing, acknowledging, understanding, expressing, and overcoming negative and contradictory feelings and repressed emotions in order to improve the patient’s interpersonal experiences and relationships.
Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy: A form of cognitive behavior therapy where a person’s problems are seen as the result of turning healthy desires for success, approval, and pleasure into demands (e.g., “I must achieve this or I am an inadequate person”). Because of its emphasis on thinking, feeling, and acting as integrated processes, REBT uses a variety of cognitive, emotional, and behavioral techniques to interrupt clients’ irrational beliefs and encourage them to think in more rational ways.
Narrative therapy: Uses the power of stories to help people discover their life purpose. Through narrative therapy, one can begin to identify alternative stories that offer them an opportunity to challenge judgment and explore what other information they are carrying within them.