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Dr. Anju Soni   (PhD)

Dr. Anju Soni (PhD)

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PhD - Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Counseling, Fellowship in Applied Nutrition(FAN)


Counselling Psychologist



7 Years Experience Overall  (3 years as specialist)

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Dr. Anju Soni says "Throughout my working life I have been involved in enabling people to grow and change. I am an experienced Professional Mental Health Counsellor, with a back ground in providing / guiding people for the mental well-being. Further, I am a certified counsellor for Adolescent & Children. Also a registered member with Chennai Counselor’s Foundation with regn # JPC-164. Also having completed “Fellowship in Applied Nutrition”, can provide both psychological / Nutrition-cum-diet guidance. I empower couples and individuals to overcome personal obstacles to improve their lifestyle. My knowledge and skills have developed through my studies / hands-on work in practice, as a mental health counsellor. I believe that there is always something new to learn working in this field and make a regular commitment to on-going professional development and clinical supervision. My ambition is to provide a safe, healthy environment for people / youth, by which they can thrive and reach their highest potential, as Mental Health and well-being is crucial to the development of every person.With blessings of God, I have been invited by educational institutions / corporates, as a visiting speaker, to offer presentation on Women’s health & mental wellness. What excites me most about the potential of Counselling & Occupational Therapy is the focus on the promotion of mental health and wellbeing, rather than on mediating the negative effects of health-related problems. Learning more about this inspiring approach of changing the lives of people, allowing me to achieve mental satisfaction and marching towards my ultimate goal of making a change in approach, of people, in their life.Prior to training as a psychological counsellor, I was into research management. Being a research scholar had done various researches during my career. Published paper on “Presence of elevated non-HDL among patients with T2DM with CV events despite of optimal LDL-C – A report from South India.”Recently, I have completed my research on – “To study the prevalence of depression, Anxiety, Stress and Quality of Life among of Menopausal Women”The counselling is to provide comprehensive mental health / diet counselling, assessment and consultation, so that the patients are able to effectively manage their daily stressors, experience personal growth & development and succeed in fulfilling their responsibilities, and they can progress towards better future.MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING• Eating and weight problems• Stress• Anxiety• Fear and panic attacks• Depression• Anger management• Employee and staff disengagement• Neglected opportunities• Building confidence for future• Communication and assertion• Motivation, direction and meaning in life• Feelings of emptiness • Relationship issues • Adjustments to school / collages• Recovery from Trauma• Grief / loss• Confused about feelings• Confused about feelings• Depression, low self-esteem and hopelessness• Feelings of worthlessness• Feeling sad and down• Suicidal ideation and attempts• Self-harm/self-mutilationNUTRITION / DIET COUNSELING• Nutritional Assessment• Nutrient requirements• Food composition• Patterns of consumption• Regulatory aspects of food & nutrition• Nutrition needs in various stages of life cycle• Nutritionists generally work in a preventative role on a one-to-one and a group basis with patients of all ages.• Dieticians who primarily work with people who are ill.• Nutritionists mostly work with people who are healthy too".

Choolai, Chennai



26, Sattannan Naicken St, Landmark: Near Rainbow Apartments, Chennai

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Common questions & answers

Q: Who is a counselling psychologist?

A: A counselling psychologist is a person with a degree in psychology who works to help people with psychological and emotional health concerns. They can help both adults as well as children.

Q: What diseases does a counselling psychologist treat?

A: A counselling psychologist treats a wide range of psychological issues and mental health disorders like relationship difficulties, starting a new relationship, emotional trauma due to death of a loved one or business failures, anxiety, depression and eating disorders.

Q: Are a counselling psychologist and behavioural therapist the same?

A: Yes, a counselling psychologist can be a behavioural therapist and also treat behavioural issues in addition to psychological problems like self-destructive nature and bipolar disorder.

Q: Where does a counselling psychologist work?

A: A counselling psychologist may work in different setups such as educational institutions and research, as a private consultant, prison and probation services or with a team of doctors in hospitals. They may even work in corporate office and industries by way of corporate programs.

Q: What qualification is required to be a counselling psychologist?

A: A counselling psychologist requires postgraduate and doctorate level degree in psychology where they learn the fundamentals of psychology and research methods. During their education, they also get training in counselling techniques and psychotherapy.


PhD - Psychology - Vinayaka Missions Medical College & Hospital, Karaikal, 2018
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Counseling - Indian Institute of Counseling, 2017
Fellowship in Applied Nutrition(FAN) - Apollo Hospitals Educational and Research Foundation & MEDVARSITY, 2017


2013 - 2018 Consultant Psychologistand, Dietitian/Nutritionist at Chennai National Hospital

Trainings and Certifications

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M Phil Endocrinology - University Of Madras, India, 2012
Diploma in Psychological Science - Institute of Health Care, Chennai, 1998
Certificate program Skill training in Counselling Children and Adolescents - Indian Institute of Counselling, New Delhi, 2017
PGDPC - National Institute of Counselling, 2017
DPSC - Institute of Healthcare Administration, 1998
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