I work mindfully with BME clients using an Intercultural model of counselling where cultural and religious norms are recognised and respected. Great care is taken to acknowledge cultural differences between individuals and not to make assumptions about homogenous communities.
Multi cultural counselling requires an understanding ,sensitivity and appreciation of the history, values, beliefs, experiences and lifestyles of clients from different cultural backgrounds.
Being of South Asian background I have an inherent insight and knowledge of different Asian cultures with their distinct identities. This helps to facilitate an effective therapeutic relationship which fully appreciates and understands the clients’s heritage.
I am able to offer counselling in a range of South Asian languages including Hindi, Urdu, and Punjabi. Multi cultural counselling can provide a therapeutic space for clients to explore their emotions in their mother tongue. This will undoubtedly make it easier for them to identify with their inner feelings and positively enhance the client therapist relationship.
I feel multi cultural counselling will help clients to feel confident that a language barrier will not disrupt the therapeutic relationship. In fact the relationship will be enhanced as clients will not be struggling to express their feelings in a language that is not their mother tongue.
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