•  If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
  • Once you know what works, do more of it.
  • If it’s not working, do something different.

(de Shazer & Berg, 1995)

Why Seek Counseling

We all take great care of our physical health. Many of us go for regular health checks to ensure our blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol etc are all within limits. We will consult a dentist for a toothache, a doctor for a stomach ache and so on.

So what about our emotional health and wellbeing? How do we look after that? Physical and emotional wellbeing are closely intertwined; they go hand in hand and we cannot have one without the other.

I believe that most of the time, we are able to maintain good emotional wellbeing without any assistance. We spend time doing the things we enjoy, we carve out quality time with family and friends, we are in touch with our emotions and so on. We are able to sort out most issues/problems successfully by using our inherent strengths and resources.

Every so often, however, we encounter issues which we may find harder to solve and this is where seeking the help of a counselor, who is a trained professional, is a good decision.

Schedule a Consultation


    Appointments are available throughout the week (except for Sundays) in a private, secluded setting.


    If you’ve tried but been unable to resolve an issue, then seeking counseling is a good choice to make. I offer a safe space where you can talk things through and I help you to find a way forward.


    Long term relationships, no matter how stable and loving, can sometimes encounter challenges and at such times, it helps to speak to a counselor who can enable you to navigate through any difficulties and re-establish balance.

    Isn’t it enough to talk to a friend or family member?

    I often encounter these queries as people are trying to figure out what they should do.

    My response is that counselors and coaches are trained professionals. They have spent years learning their craft. They are highly skilled listeners, non-judgemental and completely objective. They are governed by a professional code of ethics that places great importance on confidentiality.It is often hard for a friend or a family member to maintain that distance or objectivity that counselors and coaches can, thanks to their training. The temptation is to give advice rather than listen to what the person is saying and enable them to come up with ways forward that will work for them.

    What drew me to counseling & coaching


    I sometimes get asked why I do what I do. The simplest answer may be that

    I like to help people but there is more to it than just that.

    My clients come to me with many different issues and problems. My job is to help them navigate their way through their difficulties and find a way forward. I am always surprised at how resourceful and skilled my clients are; how resilient they are in the most painful situations; and how able they are to engage in purposeful conversations and willing to think differently about their lives. It is very humbling to be a part of this journey and that is what draws me to the work I do.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How do I know if I need counseling?

    Most of the time we are able to figure out issues that crop up in our lives, whether at home or at work. However, there are occasions when it is harder to do this and when talking to family or friends is either not possible or it does not prove to be helpful. This is when speaking to a trained counselor is a good idea.

    How often will I have to come for sessions?

    This is something that I discuss in the initial session. The frequency will depend largely on your needs.

    Are the sessions confidential?

    Confidentiality is an essential feature of counseling. Anything discussed in the sessions remains strictly confidential.

    What is the difference between counseling and coaching?

    While there are some overlaps between counseling and coaching, in that they both belong to the helping professions, there are also some important differences. Coaching is typically goal and action-oriented and time-specific and it focuses on the present and the future. Counseling or therapy takes in the past as well as the present and future. Clients will access counseling to get help and support with a range of emotional and psychological issues.

    How many sessions will I need?

    There isn’t a fixed number of sessions. Much depends on how comfortable you feel with the process and how useful the sessions are for you.

    How long do the sessions last?

    My sessions last for 1 hour. With couples, the sessions can sometimes be for 90 minutes.

    What is couples counseling?

    Couples counseling is when you and your partner/spouse work together on issues in your relationship. This can involve anything from communication skills, resolving conflict to rebuilding trust. The sessions are mostly joint with occasional individual sessions.

    What my clients say

    “Sukanya is an amazing coach who understands how values, philosophy, and life all interconnect. I want to emphasize that Sukanya does not make decisions for me but instead has helped me develop ways to deal with situations using my own knowledge and self-awareness.”

    -Karthi Ratnam-

    “Your patient understanding and your wise counsel has helped me throughout this challenging time. I am grateful that I met you and you are here. Thank you”.