My Approach to Helping
Most of the time, we may be capable of dealing with issues arising from various aspects of life. Nonetheless, just like other ordinary persons, at certain points in time, we might experience challenges and struggle to untie the ‘knots’ in our own minds. It can happen to anyone regardless of personality, background or lifestyle. In these situations, it makes it hard for you to function in daily life. It prevents you from moving forward to reach your full potential. To accomplish a simple task may become a struggle. It affects your relationships and job performance. My role as a counselor is to provide you with professional support and guidance while working through your difficulties or emotional struggles with you.
"If it's to be, it's up to me!" is a favorite quote of mine. However, no one chooses to feel vulnerable. My approach is based on the principle that we are accountable for our emotional vulnerabilities and responses. Throughout the years we develop certain behavioral patterns in response to our lived realities. We learn how to express our experiences, thoughts, and feelings. Very often, we operate on auto-pilot, from our thoughts to our ways of coping. When our coping strategies become ineffective, we cannot move beyond a problem and eventually this becomes part of the cycle of our vulnerabilities.
I am a registered and licensed counselor with the Board of Counsellors, Malaysia (Lembaga Kaunselor Malaysia). I have received training in several different approaches that help me to work with clients based on their presenting issues. My approaches are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Choice Theory Reality Therapy (CTRT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), and Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR). Additionally, I am also trained in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFCT) that provides me with the knowledge and skills to work with couples & families. With my range of skills, I will work with you in an environment that is non-judgmental and supportive, at your own pace, to start your journey of recovery so that you are able to move on in your life. Ultimately, your wellbeing is in your hands, change comes best from within.