• WE LISTEN
  • WE CARE

Sneha Society for Counselling is a voluntary organisation of individuals that helps people share feelings of emotional distress, without fear of being judged.

Sharing your
feelings
helps you
find yourself.

Talking will allow you to find
ways to cope and move on.

Sneha Society for Counselling is registered under the Societies Registration Act 1960. Sneha is a non-political, non-religious, voluntary organisation where the services are free and confidential.

Our volunteer counsellors are drawn from different walks of life and trained in lay counselling

you are
not
broken.
you are
breaking
through.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

We, at Sneha, believe that 'listening', in confidence and without prejudice can lighten distress and despair.

  • Maintain Confidentiality
  • Listen Empathically
  • Accept the person as he or she is
  • Non-judgmental Understanding
  • Non Directive
  • Self Empowerment

WE ARE
HERE
FOR YOU

Seeing a counsellor is not a sign of weakness
and it is certainly not good to suffer in silence.

Everyone experiences stress at some point or other. Relationships with a partner, your parents or children, friends and coworkers, lack of confidence or low self esteem, feeling low consistently and constantly, anxiety at workplace, academic issues - each of these is a challenge.

SERVICES

Our counselors give full attention and support to the counselees in one-to one personal counselling, couple counseling and family counselling. This provides an opportunity for the counselee to vent feelings on issues in a relaxed, confidential, and non-judgmental atmosphere

REFERRAL SERVICES

When do we need to see a counselor? Some sure signs:

At Sneha, we are here for you. Here are some sure signs that means you need to consider seeing a counsellor.

  • You can't explain your feelings.
  • You have a trauma that you can't get over.
  • You're arguing without resolution in your relationship.
  • You feel dependant.
  • You can't talk to your loved ones.
  • Your usual coping skills are failing you.
  • You take all the blame.
  • You're oversensitive.
  • You fear the worst.
  • You just need to talk.

Counselling isn't just about hand holding, it's about
getting new perspectives on your mental health.

let your
hope,
not your
hurt,
shape
your
future.

FAQs

Q. What are the common concerns that people come with for counselling?

Concerns for seeking counselling are wide ranging covering all aspects of human experiences such as

  • Issues concerning personality traits
  • Issues related to interpersonal relationships
  • Issues related to abnormal behavioural patterns arising from extreme feelings of grief, depression, anxiety, and anger.
  • Academic issues
  • Career related issues

Q. How many consultations will I need?

It depends mainly on how deeply affected you are with the issue on hand. According to our experience most clients require 5 to 8 sessions of 45-50 minutes each.

Q. How much does counselling cost?

Our services are free for all.

Q. Do you take care of confidentiality?

Confidentiality is the prime principle on which our counselling is based.

Q. How do I make an appointment?

Our contact telephone numbers are: 93421 33520, 93425 05975, 98455 60209
Prior appointment is not necessary.

Q. Do I have to wait for a long time?

It is our prime objective to attend immediately to a caller. However, on exceptionally busy days, there may be a wait of a few minutes.

Q. Can I see a counsellor of specific gender?

Yes. Both female and male counsellors are available and both are comfortable to handle all types of issues. If you prefer to see a specific gender counsellor, you may request for it.

Q. What are the languages that your volunteers can speak in ?

We have volunteers who can speak different languages - English, Kannada, Konkani, Hindi, Tamil. Telugu, Marathi, Gujarathi, Bengali

Q. How does the process of counselling work? Do you hypnotise?

We follow client-centric non- judgmental counselling. The client in turn is empowered to explore and evaluate alternate options to deal with the issues. WE DO NOT HYPNOTISE OUR CLIENTS.

Q. What does the counsellor expect from the counselee?

Counselling is a collaborative effort between client and counsellor. The counselee has to make sincere effort to communicate without hesitation or reservation, attend scheduled counselling session/s, inform the counsellor in advance if unable to attend a session.

Q. What training and qualification do the counsellors have? Are you Doctors?

All our counselors are formally trained in lay counselling. Further, to update our knowledge and skills, we constantly undergo training with various experts in the field. 'WE ARE NOT DOCTORS'

Q. Can I give my feedback on the counselling that I received in your centre?

We welcome your feedback. We value our clients’ feedbacks and sincerely evaluate them to improve our services.

your life
doesn’t
get better
with chance,
it gets
better with
change.

WE ARE COMMITTED TO
MENTAL WELLNESS

We work actively towards being facilitators of mental wellness. We help people understand the importance of emotional well being and the role of counselling for emotional support in life adjustment. This requires continuous training and being part of outreach programmes that help us better ourselves, so we can be there for you.

TRAINING

  • Conducting training programs to develop counselling skills for prospective counsellors
  • Helping people with training for self growth.

participate in
interactive
talk shows

deliver
lectures

facilitate outreach
programmes

publish articles

conduct training
programmes

one-to-one
counselling

OUTREACH

  • Organising seminars on mental health.
  • Conducting workshops in schools and colleges custom built to their needs.
  • Training students in basic skill of counselling as part of their credit course.
  • Providing interactive sessions for parents and teachers.
  • Yes, I did it!
  • I will do it.
  • I can do it.
  • I’ll try to do it.
  • How do I do it?
  • I want to do it.
  • I can’t do it.
  • I won’t do it.

WE ARE HERE FOR YOU.

We help you draw on your inner power,
when you are lost, confused or disturbed.

DONATIONS

Sneha is a charitable organisation, and we accept
donations in the form of cheques and online transfers.
All donations made to the Sneha
Society for Counselling
are exempt from tax under
section 80G of the Income Tax Act 1961.

Call 93421 33520, 93425 05975, 98455 60209 for more information.

when
'I' is
replaced
with 'WE',
even illness
becomes
wellness.

  • Hymamshu Jyothi Kala Peetha,
    4th Main, 17th Cross, Malleswaram
    Bangalore - 560 055.
  • Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri – 5.30pm to 7.30pm
    Sat - 4pm to 6pm
    Tuesday and Sunday: Holiday
  • 93421 33520, 93425 05975, 98455 60209
  • RxDx, #29, 11th Main,
    Malleswaram, near Cluny Convent
    Bangalore - 560 003.
  • Mon – 11.30pm to 1.30pm
  • snehacounselling@yahoo.com