Why did you choose to become a therapist?
My journey to pursue psychology began from college. It was a chance encounter when I chose psychology as an optional subject. As I learnt more about human behaviours and their uniqueness, I felt more connected to the subject and delved into it more. The decision to become a therapist came from the pure joy of listening to my client's journeys.
What would you like to tell a client who comes to you for therapy?
As a therapist, I want to provide my clients with a space of comfort and safety. I always want them to feel vaildated and heard.
What does a first session with you look like?
In the first session I aim at creating a safe place for my clients, explore their emotions and undertand their expectations from therapy. I try to understand each others communication patterns and help them feel comfortable. Eventually, I love exploring their therapeutic journey.
What has been an important learning of being a therapist?
I have realised that every individual is different, unique, and yet similar in some way. They strive to be the best version of themselves and are inherently resilient. I have learnt to switch on and off during and post sessions and not let my client's concerns affect me personally. I have also learnt to connect with my clients better.
Can you share a quote that resonates with you?
"Cause if you don't... you risk losing everything"