Master of Counselling (Interpersonal Dialogue), University of Edinburgh
Certification in Couples and Family Counselling, Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Certification in Queer Affirmative Counselling Practice, Mariwala Health Initiative
Which bucket would your therapy style fit into primarily?
Psychodynamic and Person-Centred, insight oriented psychotherapy. These are modern, insight oriented therapeutic models that have evolved from the psychoanalytic and humanistic schools of thought.
What’s that defining feature of your approach to therapy?
My way of working is more insight oriented rather than solution-focused. Ethics and boundaries are integral to the work I do, to facilitate the creation of a safe space for liberated emotional expression. The depths of our inner world, our unconscious motivations, our buried phantasies, when left unexplored, often hold us back from reaching our whole potential. It is often difficult to face and accept all the broken, unloved, unexplored fragments of ourselves alone and with honesty. It is through this process that we have the safety and freedom to try. The psychotherapist and client engage in a unique, collaborative process of exploration of these aspects of the self through open, non-judgemental, empathic communication.
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.
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.