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Wellbeing starts with a candid conversation

usually with yourself first.

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Know Your Therapist

Welcome! I'm Akshada, The Candid Therapist, your guide on this journey of self-exploration and healing. With a rich background as a therapist and an eclectic approach, I am dedicated to creating an honest, inclusive, safe, and compassionate space for you. 

My approach integrates narrative techniques with intentional practices, emphasizing the power of vulnerability and connection. Here, every session is a step towards understanding, empowerment, and embracing your authentic self.

Join me, and let's navigate the path to wellness together.

Things I love talking about

Schitt’s Creek | Maya        | Travelling | Slow living | Naps

Akshada Anikhindi - The Candid Therapist
MA in Counselling Psychology

MA Psychology
in Counseling

Diploma in Cognitive Hypnotic Psychotherapy

Diploma in Cognitive Hypnotic Psychotherapy

Queer Affirmative Counseling Practice

Queer Affirmative
Counseling Practice

NLP Master Practitioner

NLP Master

There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in. 

Leonard Cohen

Q :

Am I feeling overwhelmed by my emotions or situations in ways that affect my daily life?

A :

Reflecting on whether emotional or psychological distress is interfering with daily responsibilities can be a strong indicator that professional support may be helpful

Q :

Do I feel stuck in a rut, unsure how to make positive changes in my life?

A :

Therapy can help identify barriers to personal growth and develop strategies to overcome them, promoting a more fulfilling life.

Q :

Am I curious about understanding myself better and exploring why I think, feel, or react the way I do?

A :

A desire for deeper self awareness and understanding can be effectively addressed through therapeutic exploration and guidance.

Wellness Pathways/ Services


Individual Therapy

Individual Therapy

Couples Therapy

Couples Therapy

Premarital Counselling

Premarital Counseling 

Family Therapy

Family Therapy 

Corporate Sessions

Corporate  Programs

Retreats & Workshops

Retreats & Workshops

 And still, I rise.

Maya Angelou

What Not to Expect from Therapy

Immediate Solutions


Therapy is a process, a journey and not a quick fix. It invites you to explore your emotions, behaviors, thoughts, patterns and values over time. While therapy can provide profound insights and meaningful change, it requires patience and commitment. Expecting immediate solutions or a 'magic' cure in therapy will pose only obstacles in your  journey.

A Passive Experience

Therapy is not a passive process where you sit back and receive advice. It is an active collaboration between you and your therapist. Therapy space invites you, the client, to engage deeply along with some reflective homework, and also to apply the learnings in your life outside of the sessions.



A Therapist Who Makes Decisions for You

As a therapist, I am here to guide, support, hold space for you, explore with you and provide insights but not to make decisions for you. You are the expert in your own life, and my role is to enable you and empower you to make the choices that best suit your personal journey.

Complete Comfort

Therapy often leads you to be face to face with uncomfortable truths and difficult emotions. While I strive to create a safe and supportive environment, the process itself can feel rocky at times and being open to stepping out of your comfort zone only helps accelerate the healing process.



Standardized Approaches

Therapy is not a one-size-fits-all solution. You are unique and so is your therapeutic journey. What works for you may not work for another. It’s safe to say that you can expect a personalized approach that is tailored to your specific needs.

Want to begin your journey?

"I feel truly safe and free to be authentic with The Candid Therapist. She has created a safe space where I am listened to, not judged, and guided towards deeper self-awareness. I appreciate the insightful reflections that help me feel seen and understood."


"Our team thoroughly enjoyed the engaging activities in the workshop, appreciating the break from traditional lectures and PowerPoint presentations. We were delighted to walk away with simple yet effective tools that we can easily integrate into our everyday lives. A truly valuable experience!"

Corporate Workshops

"I never imagined how transformative a retreat could be. Spending 2-3 days with strangers yet feeling completely safe and recharged was incredible. I returned not only more self-aware but also with new friends. This retreat taught me the importance of prioritizing myself. It was truly an amazing experience!"



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