Master of Science in Neuropsychology, University of Bristol
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Amity University
Which bucket would your therapy style fit into primarily?
I believe that therapy cannot be the same for two individuals. Everyone has different needs and responds to different approaches. For this purpose, my style of providing therapy is very eclectic and influenced from Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Humanistic and Holistic Schools of thought. My unique cocktail of educational qualifications helps me understand the intricate blend of biology and our thoughts, emotions and feelings. Apart from exploring emotional conflicts, I believe having an understanding of what one is truly going through really helps in learning to deal with it.
What’s that defining feature of your approach to therapy?
My clients often say that I have a very calming and intuitive presence, that helps create a safe and non-judgmental space for open dialogue. Therapy revolves around identifying and untangling emotional knots that can often be terrifying.
I provide support and ensure that my clients reach the goals that they define for themselves. In my opinion, stories have a great power in helping us understand and remember how to deal with situations. I am known for breaking really complicated concepts into easily digestible stories to help take life lessons forward.
It is unethical for me to give advice or take decisions for my clients. I believe that we have all the answers within us and I try and help my clients establish their connection with their inner voice.
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.
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.