Type: Therapist, Therapy, Psychologist :

Apoorva Gupta (She/Her)

Apoorva (She/Her) is a mental health therapist from Delhi who practices online.

Apoorva is 27 years old, with at least 2 years of experience.

Therapy Services:   Individual Therapy (For Everyone) Grief Counselling Also Works With Queer Folks 🏳️‍🌈

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  • Practicing Since: 2 years
  • Appointments Via: Email, WhatsApp
  • Medium:
    • 🌐 Online
  • City: Delhi
  • Qualifications:
    • MA Applied Psychology with Specialization in Clinical Psychology
  • Additional Qualifications:
    • Certificate Course in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
    • Foundation Course on Trauma Focussed Psychotherapy
    • Diploma in Narrative Therapy and Community Work (Children First, Dulwich Centre, Australia)
    • TA 101 (International Transactional Analysis Institute)
  • Languages Known: English, and Hindi (English might be their primary language for therapy)
  • Hourly Fee (₹): 1,500 - 1,800
  • Payments Via: Bank Transfer, UPI/Google Pay
  • Available On: Saturday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Notes: Sliding scales are offered subject to availability.
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  • Why did you choose to become a counsellor?
    Growing up, I was curious to understand the world and the people around me. This brought about my interest in Psychology and a desire to work with people. Through my own experiences and witnessing those of people around me, I understood the importance of the therapeutic process in facilitating awareness and action to do and be what we value and navigate through social structures that impact us. Finally deciding to become a counsellor/therapist took a certain leap of faith, but one that has led me to a place of professional fulfilment and immense personal growth.
  • What excites you about your work as a counsellor?
    Being a witness to narratives of hope, resilience, compassion, vulnerability and the solidarity that is created keeps me drawn to this profession. I find value in holding space for the various kinds of conversations and emotions that are felt and expressed through this process.
  • What do you hope for your clients to experience after their first session with you?
    I hope the client feels seen, heard and understood that brings in the feeling of safety to be themselves in the session.
  • What would you wish to tell a client who is thinking about seeking counselling?
    Taking the first step can be scary, and that’s okay. It can be challenging to first start therapy, and the stigma around it in the society doesn’t make it easier. It’s okay if you want to give it a try and see how it goes. My role here would not be to give direct solutions but to sit with you and help explore and untangle the problems, reflect and make sense of them through different perspectives and be curious about changes. To anyone thinking of starting therapy, I’d invite you to a collaborative journey that you take with your therapist!
  • Describe the relationship that you would wish to build with your client in counselling.
    I wish to build a relationship grounded in genuineness, compassion and relational safety. Even though I would be seen as the expert on mental health, I believe the client is the expert of their lives. I encourage agency in making meaning and facilitating changes in the process, which would also include openly communicating disagreements and places of discomfort. I also value accountability on both sides to make this relationship collaborative.
  • In your counselling work so far, what has been your greatest learning from your clients?
    One of the greatest learnings would be the immense internal resources in each individual through which they’re always responding to their problems.
  • What are some of your strengths as a counsellor that you value and appreciate?
    I believe I’m curious by nature, which helps me be curious about others as well. I also value authenticity which helps me honour myself and others around me.
  • What are some of the things you like to do in your free time?
    In my free time you’ll find me playing with my dog, cooking, doing crafts like embroidery or DIY stuff, or simply scrolling through social media and taking many naps.
  • What are the areas of concern you address in counselling? Do you work with specific populations?
    I work primarily with young adults (18 to 35 yrs) for concerns such as emotional difficulties, burnout and work-related concerns, grief, trauma, abuse and relationship-related concerns. I work with populations from diverse backgrounds and identities.
  • What is the therapeutic approach you use? How would you describe it to someone who wants to consult you for therapy?
    My approach is trauma-informed and queer affirmative with a feminist and intersectional lens. I’m aware of the role that social structures can play in shaping our understanding of self and work towards deconstructing these systems in therapy while gently bringing attention to the person’s strengths. In addition, I value the understanding of our body’s response patterns. I follow a client-centered model, focusing on what the client brings into the therapy session and borrow from approaches such as Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and Mindfulness.
  • How do you make your therapeutic practice a safe and affirmative space for queer and trans* folx?
    I mention my pronouns in the beginning and invite clients to share theirs. I also use a language that is inclusive of queer and trans folx. I try to to learn and unlearn certain ideas and beliefs in order to ensure inclusivity and educate myself with different resources.
  • The Quote Apoorva Resonates With

    The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.

    Carl Rogers

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