It involves working with the individual on a one-on-one basis in order to address his or her needs and difficulties. With the psychologist, individuals can share their innermost thoughts and feelings.
Duration of the counselling session: 1 hour
WOW MHAHSA 2019
Seeking help, whether you’re a teenager or an adult is a sign of courage, not weakness. Acknowledging the discomfort, you’re experiencing is the first step towards making your life better.
I work with teenagers and adults from diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds and offer personal counselling services for individuals dealing with stress, depression, anxiety, obesity, grief and trauma, substance abuse, cancer survivors, visual impairment as well as career guidance.
Let’s try to understand a little more about each of these.
If you’re able to cope well with it and it motivates you to give your best, then that’s positive stress or ‘Eustress’ but if you find yourself getting worn out with all that is happening with your personal as well as professional/academic life, then there’s a possibility that you might be distressed or dealing with negative stress.
If you’re feeling low or extremely sad or if you’re feeling hopeless, helpless or struggling to stay focused on your routine or if you generally seem to have trouble eating or sleeping for a prolonged period, then through counselling, it is possible to overcome such difficult phases.
Being grossly overweight is on the rise due to the present work-oriented culture, long commute as well as availability of food that is rich in taste, but not necessarily in terms of nutrition. Sitting for long hours at work, then sitting again while travelling can certainly contribute to increase in stress and eventually increase in weight as well! This can also affect a person’s mood, their self-esteem and eventually their physical health and sometimes, relationships too! Striving to be fit is not just about looking good, but feeling good about yourself and in the process, attaining inner peace!
Grief is extreme sadness that a person usually experiences when there is a significant loss. This could be due to the death of a loved one, divorce, learning about a terminal medical illness, losing a job or any major change in a person’s life circumstances. Through my work, I help you in finding a safe space, so that you can talk about your situation, thoughts, feelings and gradually work through the same.
Trauma is what you usually experience when you’ve been through extreme emotional shock or pain. Trauma is also usually experienced when the person who is supposed to protect you and care for you becomes a source of threat to your existence. Through EMDR, I help you to identify the root cause of all the issues, you’re facing and help you to desensitize and reprocess the trauma you have experienced. Remember, you cannot change what has happened, but you can certainly learn to live a healthy and happy life despite all that has happened!
You might start consuming alcohol or other substances out of curiosity, in a social setting or to beat the stress you’re experiencing. However, if this consumption goes to an extreme and starts affecting your day-to-day life, then it can become a matter of concern. Using approaches like Motivational Interviewing, it is possible to resolve the relevant concerns which you might be facing.
Cancer is a generic term for a large group of diseases characterized by growth of abnormal cells beyond their usual boundaries that can then invade adjoining parts of the body and/or spread to other organs. (Source: World Health Organization).Cancer can be managed through early diagnosis, screening and treatment options like surgery, medicine and/or chemotherapy. Many continue to survive cancer now, thanks to advanced treatment options available, but many survivors continue to harness concerns pertaining to relapse and unresolved life issues to name a few. Talking about the struggle with cancer also continues to be a stigma in the society we live in. Through my work, I provide a safe and non-judgmental space for you to share your concerns and work through them slowly but surely.
People who are visually impaired might be partially blind or completely blind. Causes of vision impairment include: eye damage, failure of the brain to receive and read signals sent by the eyes; raised pressure within eyes leading to glaucoma; age-related macular degeneration.
Sometimes, conditions like glaucoma are inherited and they manifest at birth or during childhood. There is no cure for glaucoma as yet, but the rate at which loss of vision is happening can be controlled, if appropriate treatment is sought in a timely manner.
Some of the common concerns expressed by visually impaired individuals include feelings of anger, frustration, isolation, low-self-esteem and depression.
Using positive self-affirmations and modalities of person-centered counselling in a safe space, I help you to focus on and discover your strengths while navigating through life.
Whether you’re a teenager who is trying to figure out what to do in the next phase of your life, a recent college graduate or an adult who wants to switch to a completely different industry, making the right career choice is of utmost importance.
Through this session, I will help you to identify your aptitude, skills and areas of interest, which in turn will help you to make the right career choice.