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Culturally Responsive Counselling

Raesha’s counselling modality is Solution- Focused Therapy integrated with Internal Family Systems. (hyperlink) She has established a unique way of counselling that aligns with trauma-informed care, bicultural and cross-cultural integration. She is passionate about culturally responsive counselling.



With cultural sensitivity and humility Raesha is self- aware as a NZ born, Gujarati, Indian Muslim. Raesha is deeply reflective, open to feedback, willing to listen, learn and understand to meet your needs as best as she can. Her real lived experience and career pathway has allowed her to relate to people of many different backgrounds and worldviews.

When working with clients from backgrounds that are different from her own she will help clients to explore how their own culture influences them in their lives. In a supportive way counselling will allow clients to deeply reflect on cultural norms, expectations and values that may be impacting them in helpful and challenging ways.

With a genuine interest in learning to get to know you she can help you to also get to know yourself better. Allowing clients to raise awareness on their own personal values and experiences they can explore race, ethnicity, gender, spirituality, religion, discrimination, racism, bias, assumptions, marginalisation, immigration issues, political issues, societal influences, violence, trauma and social injustice.

Support to grow and develop within their own identity and sense of belonging clients can find the confidence to be the best version of themselves.

Positive Experience

Live A Happy, Healthy Life

Establishing a Clear Focus

What are you hoping to achieve from coming to therapy? What do you want to achieve to live a happy and healthy life? What are your best hopes for today’s session?

Curiosity For Exploring the Focus

When have you had success with your focus area in the past? Describe when you felt the most happy or healthy previously in your life?

Resources, Skills, and Assets

What knowledge, skills and understanding do you already have that can help you achieve your focus area and your best hopes to live the life you want? What can you make use of for your preferred future?

Scaling the Focus Area

On a scale of 1 to ten where do you see yourself in relation to your focus area? Where do you want to be on the scale? How can you get to the outcome you have described?

Exploring the Future

Imagine a future where you are already living the life you want, what does that look like? Let’s explore that future in detail and get you thinking, feeling and moving towards that future.

Establishing Clarity on Achieving the Focus Area

Between now and next time what would you like to explore to achieve the focus area? What have you found useful from attending therapy that you can continue to develop?