If a stranger frantically approached you; your reaction will be of apprehension, fear, maybe you'll move away. But if a friend does, you'll try to listen. Emotions are just like that! As long as they're strangers, they induce fear, and once you get to know them, they have important information for you!
You feel everything for a reason!
Your emotions hold the key to all the puzzles of the world!
“Therapy is a two-way relationship. As much as I get to be a part of your journey through life, you’re also a part of mine!”
A very commonly used adjective when talking about therapy and sessions is “safe space”. What is a safe space for you? A place where you can be vulnerable? A place where you are encouraged to think from a different perspective? Or, a place where you can just be you? To each of us, this term can have a different meaning.
But what is true for everyone is that it is a place where you get to deepen your understanding of yourself. A place of self-discovery and transformation.
Learn, unlearn and relearn!
I’m a Counselling Psychologist and an engineer. After having worked for 2 years in IT I realized that Psychology is my true calling. To be a part of people's transformation journey gives me true joy. This is why I do what I do! With a mug of good coffee is how I start my mornings and nothing can keep me from spending time with my family!
Each one of us is unique and therefore I take an approach best suited to your specific needs. With a specific focus on emotions, I work towards you discovering what your feelings are communicating to you. We look at how life experiences have shaped your view of the world and how they impact your current circumstances. You are the expert on your journey through life, my job is to be the wingman (well.. wingwoman)to facilitate you to take charge of your life!
Qualifications: Masters (MSc) Counselling Psychology, Certified QPR Gatekeeper (QPR Institute)I specialize in the areas of interpersonal relationships, dealing with loss and processing grief, assertiveness and communication skills, gender identity, sexual orientation. And I love to work with young adults.
Languages spoken: English, Malayalam, Hindi.
Lives healed! Lives transformed!
“After a long search for finding "the right therapist" I came across Mannya. We grow out of a place of comfort, we learn how to treat ourselves by how others treat us. Mannya makes you feel validated as a human being, she acts as a mirror allowing you to see yourself with clarity and also allowing you to know how to treat yourself when things get tough. This further enabled me to have meaningful insights about my own behaviours and patterns of thinking and eventually allowed me to act upon those. Her approach is a perfect blend of evidence-based tools and humanness. Working with Mannya has allowed me to accept myself, to self-regulate better, it has certainly empowered me and helped me adjust well to my environment and stressors. I have never made such progress with any other therapists and would love to work with her as her client in future too.”
“During the course of my therapy sessions with Mannya, I came to terms with a lot of things, be it my gender identity or the mixed feelings I had with my facial hair. It's difficult to talk about things not considered normal in my immediate surroundings, so, I was quite pleased when she made me feel comfortable about myself and provided me with a safe non-judgmental space to speak about all that was bottled up. I still have a long way to go but I'm glad the start to that journey was on a positive note.”
“I have been with Mannya since 2019 and was recommended to her by a friend at a time where I needed guidance more than I could have gauged. I believe she was able to guide me and understand me in a way that was not only novel but was personally not expected by me as a complete novice to therapy. It never is easy baring yourself to anyone not already familiar with you and has not been through those situations with you but Mannya made it as pleasant as possible. I’m eternally grateful to have found her and received the kind of care and patience meted out by her”