Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology, SNDT Women's University
Post Graduate in Counselling Psychology, St. Xavier’s College
Completed Primary and Advanced levels in REBT, Albert Ellis Institute
Which bucket would your therapy style fit into primarily?
My training is in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy, the earliest form of cognitive behavioural therapy. The essence of this is that the way you think about events in your life profoundly influences how you feel about them. Change the way you think, and this will, in turn, change the way you feel.
What’s that defining feature of your approach to therapy?
We are human and hence, fallible. I hope the process of therapy helps enhance hope, self-acceptance, as well as living more in alignment with one’s values.
Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy: A form of cognitive behavior therapy where a person’s problems are seen as the result of turning healthy desires for success, approval, and pleasure into demands (e.g., “I must achieve this or I am an inadequate person”). Because of its emphasis on thinking, feeling, and acting as integrated processes, REBT uses a variety of cognitive, emotional, and behavioral techniques to interrupt clients’ irrational beliefs and encourage them to think in more rational ways.