I was always fascinated by psychology and been very clear since school days about wanting to pursue it. As and when I started learning, reading more about it I was sure I wanted to put what I was learning into practice. The need and importance for mental health and building awareness and making it accessible were some of the many things that led me to become a counselor.
My hope is to support people in their lives to engage more meaningfully and in preferred ways that align to their hopes and dreams they have for themselves by creating a safe space and being respectful and non-blaming.
My work has involved working with diverse populations (children, teenagers, adults and geriatric population) providing ongoing mental health and counseling support to those experiencing concerns related to attention issues, stress and anxiety, depression, family and relationships concerns in varied contexts.
I have been trained in Narrative Ideas and Practices and align to using this approach in the therapeutic context. Narrative practices seek to be a respectful, non-blaming, culturally relevant approach to counselling, that centers people as experts in their own lives. It views problems as separate from people and assumes people have many skills, competencies, beliefs, values, commitments and abilities that will allow them to reduce the influence of problems in their lives.