Madhav Menon 

Location: Bangalore

Work Experience: 4 years

Language(s) They Offer Therapy In: English and Malayalam

Age: 27 years

Hourly Fee: INR 200​0 (with a sliding scale)

Phone Number: +91 9035925169

*Only offers online therapy currently

Master of Science in Counselling Psychology, Christ University

Certified in Relational Gestalt Therapy, The Institute of Relational Therapy

 Therapy Style 

Which bucket would your therapy style fit into primarily?

Based in the Humanistic – Existential tradition of Gestalt Therapy, with a leaning towards the Psychodynamic schools, (specifically, Object-relations, attachment approach, personality adaptations.) I’m familiar with the Cognitive – Behavioural Model, from which I borrow heavily for brief therapy, however I’m not trained in it.

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

My personal style is centred in the here and now. I strive to work towards healing in an authentic, gentle and affirming environment that is co-created between the client and I.

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.

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.

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. 

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