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 any other 'ordinary' person, at certain points in time, we might experience challenges and struggle to untie the knots in our own mind. My role as a counselor is to provide you with professional support and guidance while working with you through your difficulties or emotional struggles.
"If it's to be, it's up to me!" is a favourite 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 behavioural 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 am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), namely in the fundamentals and challenges of CBT; Basic intensive training in Choice Theory Reality Therapy (CTRT); and have experiential training in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). Additionally, I am also trained in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy that provides me with the knowledge and skills to work with couples. With my range of skills, I will work with you in an environment that is non-judgemental 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.