Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, SNDT University
Which bucket would your therapy style fit into primarily?
My therapeutic approach primarily consists of principals and ethics of humanistic forms, a person centred, narrative practices feminist counselling, affirmative, and queer affirmative approach.
What’s that defining feature of your approach to therapy?
I am a firm believer that everyone needs a safe space or a person for themselves who can listen and form a connection to facilitate a resolve or change in their own ‘selves’ to lead a happy, healthy life and relationships. I feel that one must never stop learning because there is so much more to what meets the eye, and it is from that I develop her empathy, connect, acceptance, knowledge, awareness, insight, which hugely helps me in my therapeutic approach and practice.
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.
Person-centred therapy: Uses a non-authoritative approach that allows clients to take more of a lead in discussions so that, in the process, they will discover their own solutions. The therapist acts as a compassionate facilitator, acknowledging the client’s experience without moving the conversation in another direction.
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.
Queer affirmative therapy: Takes a positive view of LGBTQIA+ persons, their identities and their relationships. It addresses the impact of homophobia, transphobia and heteronormativity on LGBT clients.