Unnati Bhardwaj 

Location: Mumbai

Work Experience: 2 years

Language(s) They Offer Therapy In: English, Hindi and Punjabi

Age: 24 years

Hourly Fee: INR 1200​

*Only offers online therapy currently

Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, SNDT University

Certificate Course in Queer Affirmative Counselling Practice, Mariwala Health Initiative

 Therapy Style 

Which bucket would your therapy style fit into primarily?


I have an eclectic approach to therapy that is heavily influenced by Person-centred therapy, but I employ multiple strategies and techniques from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy/Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy and alternative modalities, including body-work.

What’s that defining feature of your approach to therapy?

 

It is tailor-made for every single client, and I always use a  Queer and Sex Positive lens.

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.

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.

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.

Body Work: It is a group of body-based approaches to treatment that emphasize realignment of the body's structure to improve its function as well as the client's mental outlook. These therapies typically combine a relatively passive phase, in which the client receives deep-tissue bodywork or postural correction and a more active period of movement education, in which the client practices sitting, standing, and moving about with better alignment of the body.

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