Master of Science in Counselling Psychology, Sampurna Montfort College
Which bucket would your therapy style fit into primarily?
I predominantly follow an integrated style that includes Feminist, Existential and Narrative frameworks, and pick up from CBT when needed, along with mindfulness-based interventions based on the needs of the client.
What’s that defining feature of your approach to therapy?
I believe that therapy should be a safe, holding space for one to explore, understand and discuss concerns, issues and elements in one’s life; working on a holistic, mindful growth and awareness.
Feminist therapy: Leverages an integrative approach to psychotherapy that focuses on gender and the particular challenges and stressors that people face as a result of bias, stereotyping, oppression, discrimination, and other factors that threaten their mental health.
Existential therapy: Existential therapy focuses on free will, self-determination, and the search for meaning—often centering on you rather than on the symptom. The approach emphasizes your capacity to make rational choices and to develop to your maximum potential.
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.
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.