Kuntal Vora 

Location: Mumbai

Work Experience: 5 years

Language(s) They Offer Therapy In: English, Hindi and Gujarati

Age: 28 years

Hourly Fee Range: INR 850-1500​

Phone Number: +91 8657422409 (Prefers WhatsApp)

*Only offers online therapy currently

Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, SNDT University

Certification in Trauma Informed Therapy, The Altstory

 Therapy Style 

Which bucket would your therapy style fit into primarily?

Predominantly, I follow humanistic and cognitive behavioural approach to therapy. However, I believe that therapy cannot be same for two individuals and depending on the sensibilities of the clients, I tailor an approach suitable for the client. I majorly use techniques from Narrative Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Gestalt Therapy and Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy.

What’s that defining feature of your approach to therapy?

 

I believe that people are experts in their own lives. I don’t have all answers but I hope to work with people in order to support them to change the narratives of their lives. I work with their individualized experiences which are impacted by the systems around us. I aim to integrate diversity and differences in my therapy practice. I hold inclusivity and intersectionality as strong pillars of my therapy journey. I am a firm believer that learning never stops, I keep updating my skill set as a therapist.

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.

 

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.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Supports clients in learning to stop avoiding, denying, and struggling with their inner emotions and, instead, accept that these deeper feelings are appropriate responses to certain situations that should not prevent them from moving forward in their lives. Clients commit to making necessary changes in their behaviour, regardless of what is going on in their lives, and how they feel about it.

Gestalt Principles: Focuses on an individual's present life and challenges rather than delving into past experiences. This approach stresses the importance of understanding the context of a person’s life and taking responsibility rather than placing blame.

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.

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