Rashmi holds a Master’s Degree in Social Sciences in Counselling from the City University of Hong Kong, and a Master’s in Psychology from the University of Lucknow, India. She has been counselling for four years, serving in the social sector, helping both local and expat clients in Hong Kong.
Rashmi is a person-centred therapist, but also follows an integrative approach depending on the need of the individual client. She believes in the attitudes of trust in and respect for the client in a therapeutic relationship. In her view, what is often required to help a person is providing a situation or conditions that foster and facilitate the vitality of the person’s innate recuperative and growth capabilities. Hence therapy is not about doing something “to” the client, but providing her/ him conditions that free her/ his capacities for health and growth.
Rashmi has clinical experience in helping adults in dealing with anxiety, depression, self-harm behaviour, bereavement, marital difficulties, divorce and remarriage, substance abuse, chronic illness or disability of loved one, physical/ sexual abuse, parenting difficulties and acculturation problems of migrant workers and their families.
As a part of outreach programme, she has conducted workshops for parents of Special Needs Children and with other local schools in Hong Kong on various topics in order to provide clients with education and coping skills relating to anxiety, depression, stress management, life transitions and other areas of self-care important to personal growth and understanding.
Living in different countries (including India, Japan, China) and interacting with people from various nationalities, has made Rashmi culturally aware and sensitive to the influence of culture in personality formation, mental health and help seeking behaviour of people from South Asian community.
Prior to becoming a counsellor, Rashmi had been in the educational sector and human resource development.