Master of Sciences in Counselling Psychology, Christ University
Which bucket would your therapy style fit into primarily?
I follow a humanistic approach to therapy. I also have a strong affiliation towards Gestalt Principles. I’m open to experiments and creative expression during the session.
What’s that defining feature of your approach to therapy?
The principles I follow permit me to establish genuine connect, by focusing on moment to moment awareness. I also believe in holding space for duality and differences in the session that allow a person to gently acquire various parts of awareness that come up during the session. I try to inculcate political awareness around the position of the individual in the society. I also strongly identify as a feminist.
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.