Master of Science in Counselling Psychology, Sampurna Montfort College
Which bucket would your therapy style fit into primarily?
I follow a Cognitive Behavioural approach as well as use narrative frameworks in therapy. I primarily work with adult clients for both short and long term therapy. While I do stick to the therapeutic approaches mentioned above, I often also turn to integrative therapy and blend elements from psychotherapy approaches and tailor them to a client’s needs and wants.
What’s that defining feature of your approach to therapy?
It’s almost stitched into our biology that we have to follow the rules that are set up for us by our families, society, educational systems, etc. The defining feature of my therapy approach is to collaborate with individuals through open, honest, non-judgemental and empathic communication. Further to help them unapologetically think outside of these rules/limitations and explore themselves safely.
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.
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.