My Values

BODY-FOCUSED

I believe that the mind-body are

connected, and actively focus on

understanding emotional triggers and

responses in thebody.

QUEER-AFFIRMATIVE

I respect and understand the complexities

of assigned birth and socially-aligned

gender norms. I do not engage in conversion therapy of any kind. I am a queer ally. 

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PERSON-CENTRED APPROACH

I value human-ness above diagnostic

labels. I lay emphasis on understanding

my clients and their concerns from a

holistic perspective.

Keeping this value in mind. I do not

engage in behaviour medication

or Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). 

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RECOGNISING UNIQUE STRESSORS OF DISABILITY & CHRONIC ILLNESS

I recognise that persons with disability may

have a complex relationship with care-practitioners.

 

I acknowledge the stressors that accompanies chronic illness and disability.I will value and trust what you share with me.

 
 
 

My Niche

The Why 

Some people feel reassured by understanding the reason behind why they displays mental health symptoms (such as anxiousness, depressive thoughts/feeling, etc). 

As part of my niche, I help clients understand the 'why' in order to proceed to the next steps of 'how' ​to process and work through challenging  symptoms. 

Somatic Aptitude 

Somatic aptitude is all about learning to understand and respond to somatic cues . 

The need to develop a somatic aptitude might be of prime importance if clients experience

 

  • Pre-existing awareness about your somatic responses to people; commonly understood as 'gut feeling' 

  • Desiring clarity on how to use and respond to somatic cues. 

Parentification 

Simply put, parentification is when children grow up feeling the need to parent/care for themselves emotionally or socially. 

 

Parentified Children often display the following characteristics: 

  • Empathy Without Adequate Boundaries

  • Perfectionism

  • Black & White Thinking 

  • Constant Urge to People-Please

  • Chronic Neck/Back Pain

As part of my niche, I help clients unlearn patterns that no longe serve them

Fostering Emotional intelligence

Sometimes, emotions overwhelm people because they are difficult to identify. 

Fostering emotional intelligence can go a long way in managing stress and emotional roller coaster rides. 

Internalised racism 

Black, Indigenous and People of Color face unique life stressors that are systematic and beyond their control. As part of my niche, I can specifically help clients of Indian origin process and learn to overcome their internalised racism and subsequent discontentment with themselves.

 

Internalized racism can manifest in the following ways 

  • Persistent Over-Achieving

  • Constant feeling of 'Imposter  Syndrome'

  • Unhealthy urge to assimilate in different Cultures 

  • Over-engaging in social media (glamorising  oneself without feeling proud of oneself)

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As part of the process, I strongly encourage and actively dialogue with my clients about perceiving their mental health concerns as a 'signpost' that warrants change/s in their life. These change usually involves a a change in clients' self-narrative, communication with their support systems and assert boundaries need for a balanced life. 

I believe that the highs and lows of life aren't seperate components but part of the same continuum. I see therapy as one of the spaces where people can safely express, explore, make sense of, and find moments of joy on this continuum.

If you are interested to:

  • Understand 'WHY' you feel the way you feel

  • UNLEARN unhealthy patterns you have inherited from your family/ social circles. 

  • SEEKING to feel more emotionally regulated &

  • WANT to EXPLORE or STRENGTHEN your relationship with your BODY

I might be a good fit for your mental health journey! 

My Approach

Please watch this short video to know more about my approach