Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Which bucket would your therapy style fit into primarily?
I adopt an eclectic approach to therapy with an emphasis on transactional analysis, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and humanistic styles. I also leverage alternative supplementary approaches to therapy such as Emotional Freedom Technique, and the like.
What’s that defining feature of your approach to therapy?
I have always been passionate about studying humanity at a deeper, more personal level, with a passion to uncover what is at the root of the human experience, what drives us to be who and what we are, and how all that can be changed if necessary in order to release what is no longer serving our purpose.
I believe that sensitivity, compassion, acceptance and vulnerability are four pillars that truly facilitate the transformation process as they enable individuals to navigate through their blocks of doubt, criticism, fear, anxiousness, denial and sadness and enable them to work through their difficulties by being kinder to themselves and their world.
In therapy, I view myself as a collaborative guide and not an expert who claims to have all the answers, and I value and respect my clients deeply as they are and the wisdom they already have within themselves.
Transactional analysis: Explores an individual's personality and how this has been shaped by experience - particularly those stemming from childhood.
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.
Humanistic approach: Focuses on a person’s individual nature, rather than categorizing groups of people with similar characteristics as having the same problems. Humanistic therapy looks at the whole person, not only from the therapist’s view but from the viewpoint of individuals observing their own behaviour.
Emotional Freedom Technique: Focuses on the energy hot spots to restore balance to your body’s energy. It’s believed that restoring this energy balance can relieve symptoms a negative experience or emotion may have caused.