“ A minimally trained lay therapist who exercises a great capacity to love will achieve psychotherapeutic results that equal those of the very best psychiatrists”
Sneha is a voluntary organisation comprised of a group of like-minded people with a common goal - to provide support to the emotionally battered. All our volunteers are highly empathetic, versatile, multi-skilled and come from different walks of life like housewives, teachers, engineers, chartered accountants, etc. We are registered under the Indian Co-operative Society Act.
It is our strong belief that a person, however emotionally down, has sufficient positive energy in him/her to help recover and take hold of his/her life again. We at Sneha act as catalysts to remove the emotional cloud, promote rational thinking and decision-making.
All volunteers are formally trained in lay counselling, some having experience of more than a decade. We have continuous guidance and support from our mentors, Wing Commander PRN Murthy and Wing Commander Dinesh Kumar who have vast experience in the field of counselling and training.
We attempt to reach out to all those who want to help heal themselves from the temporary emotional traumas and interpersonal conflicts that they may be experiencing.
- Emotional Burn out
- Marital and interpersonal relationships
- Low self-esteem
- Suicide Prevention
- Alcohol and Drug Abuse
- Child Abuse
- And a host of other emotional issues related to all age groups including students, housewives, professionals, and senior citizens.
Our Basic Work Philosophy
- Maintain Confidentiality
- Empathic Listening
- Accept the person as he or she is
- Non-judgmental Understanding
- Non Directive
- Self Empowerment
To help the counsellee to gain sufficient insights and develop confidence to cope with life's stresses.
Our Style of Work
All of us go through difficulties but many people do not have anyone to share their feelings or talk to someone. We spend time with such people and provide opportunity to share their emotional difficulties.
- We listen with empathy.
- We assist people to understand their situations more clearly.
- We enable them to make decisions for themselves.
We know for any lasting changes in the personality of the counselee to take place, the change has to be internal and must come out of a personal choice. We help and encourage the counselee to make his/her best choice and empower him/her to cope with changing situations.
As a rule we practice Face-to-Face sessions where counsellor and counselee get opportunity to understand each other better. In certain extra ordinary situation we also offer distance counselling via telephone or Internet.
WE provide Individual and Family Counselling, Referral Service. To know more please check out Our Services
Our services are free and confidential. We believe that being with you increases our insights in the nature of human beings and that is your return gift to us.
Just walk in any Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday between 5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. or Saturday between 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm. No prior appointment is required.