Type: Therapist, Therapy, Psychologist :

Anannya Mishra (She/Her)

Anannya (She/Her) is a mental health therapist from Bengaluru who practices online.

Anannya is 45 years old, with at least 3 years of experience.

Therapy Services:   Individual Therapy (For Everyone) Couples Counselling Grief Counselling Also Works With Queer Folks 🏳️‍🌈

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  • Practicing Since: 3 years
  • Appointments Via: Email, WhatsApp
  • Medium:
    • 🌐 Online
  • City: Bengaluru
  • Qualifications:
    • M.A(Applied Psychology), Delhi University
  • Additional Qualifications:
    • Basic Skills in Counselling (BSIC) From Parivarthan Counselling,Training and Research Centre
    • Basic Skills in Couple and Family Counselling (CFC) From Parivarthan Counselling,Training and Research Centre
  • Languages Known: Hindi, and English (English might be their primary language for therapy)
  • Hourly Fee (₹): 1,500
  • Payments Via: Bank Transfer, UPI/Google Pay
  • Available On: Saturday, Monday, Tuesday
  • Notes: Sliding scale with hourly fee of INR 1100 for Individual sessions subject to availability. Hourly fee for couple and family therapy sessions are INR 2500 and INR 4200 respectively. Fee for NRIs: INR 2800 for individual sessions. INR 3800 for couple therapy sessions. INR 6000 for family therapy sessions. No sliding scale for couple and family therapy sessions
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  • Why did you choose to become a counsellor?
    It is a field I stumbled upon in my journey to understand the WHY of what was I feeling and the curiosity kept me hooked. The journey has been slow, steady and insightful. I learnt along the way the importance of mental health and how it is central to the very concept of HEALTH. This led me to study Psychology and therapy on a more specialised level. Carl Rogers asks : “Am I living in a way which is deeply satisfying to me, and which truly expresses me?”. I seem to have found my answer in a meaningful way in my work as a therapist.
  • What excites you about your work as a counsellor?
    In an uber wired, fast paced world I see therapy as a place to dial down and listen to oneself. This is a place where emotions and authenticity gets seen and received with compassion. Being a therapist reflects a core part of me that enjoys getting to know people at a real level. This is a space where we share tears, laughter, anecdotes and some amazing insights on life and its many facets!
  • What do you hope for your clients to experience after their first session with you?
    The feeling that all parts of the client are seen and heard in this therapeutic space without judgment and prejudice. The feeling of being listened as well as a felt sense of safety. The feeling that the client is treated as an equal and has a say and choice in the therapy space that is valued and appreciated.
  • What would you wish to tell a client who is thinking about seeking counselling?
    Going for therapy does not need a big reason. Seeking therapy is a routine and preventive form of healthcare and does not always need a diagnosis or a big reason to try it out. Therapy is about emotional health which holds good for all of us humans. Therapy is a resource to get a better understanding of self.
  • Describe the relationship that you would wish to build with your client in counselling.
    Some words that I often use in the therapeutic space are ’noticing, allowing, friendly curiosity’ which to some extent sums up the kind of therapeutic relationship I hope to build: one which acknowledges the humanness of all parts of self. I hold the vulnerability that the client brings into the session with compassion and respect and is something I do not take lightly. It is crucial to be present and attuned to the client and a key component of therapy is for the client to feel seen and heard consistently. Therapy for me is a collaborative space which rests on a strong bond of trust, respect and transparent communication.
  • In your counselling work so far, what has been your greatest learning from your clients?
    The ability to be present and listen well is far more important than thinking of clever things to say. Also simple expressions and words are far more powerful and don’t distract us with too many words to attend to and understand.
  • What are some of your strengths as a counsellor that you value and appreciate?
    I believe my genuineness, friendly curiosity in the client’s inner experience and the authenticity that I bring into the therapeutic space are my key strengths.I don’t show up as a know all expert but as a fellow human who has her flaws as well as strengths and is comfortable owning up when a mistake happens.
  • What are some of the things you like to do in your free time?
    Gardening, baking, reading books
  • What are the areas of concern you address in counselling? Do you work with specific populations?
    I work with adults, couples and families dealing with life transitioning phases, depression, anxiety and its spectrum , post partum depression, grief, anger management, burnout and stress
  • What is the therapeutic approach you use? How would you describe it to someone who wants to consult you for therapy?
    I believe that one size cannot fit all and have an eclectic approach to therapy. My work is non directive, collaborative and my specialised training aids me to provide compassionate ‘here and now’ presence in the therapeutic alliance. In the therapeutic space I bring in components of embodied listening and grounded presence which helps me to stay present and deeply listen to the experience of the client. My approach borrows from a bunch of modalities like attachment pattern, mindfulness, interactions and relationships between parts of self, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy(CBT).
  • How do you make your therapeutic practice a safe and affirmative space for queer and trans* folx?
    I use inclusive language and take personal responsibility to educate myself about queer and trans related stressors and the basics of affirmative practise.
  • The Quote Anannya Resonates With

    I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

    Maya Angelou

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