Professionally, Sudha started her “second” career in the human services field by volunteering with A.C.T.S. Bhd in their mental health programmes for refugees in collaboration with United Nations High Commission for Refugees. She later worked in a non-governmental organisation, Protect and Save the Children, where she counselled children and adult survivors of sexual abuse. She volunteered over 1,000 hours in local schools over a period of 4 years, counselling children through play therapy, in part to be sure that this modality really worked — and now, she is absolutely convinced that it does! As she worked closely with adult individuals and parents during this period, she saw that adults also needed help. So she created and facilitated workshops for participants who wanted to better understand their children and themselves, and to learn skills to meet their children’s emotional needs.
Her work has thus far culminated into a book entitled “Childhood Matters: How We Interact With Kids Makes A Big Difference.” The book was written to share very important ideas in very simple, practical terms for parents all over the world, in countries with different levels of development. It is now in its second edition with hardcopies available in these bookstores: Kinokuniya, MPH, Borders, and Times. It can also be purchased in an e-book version at Amazon.com.
As a therapist, she journeys together with her clients to uncover and understand the patterns operating behind the behaviours that are causing them distress. They work together at unwrapping layers, one by one, from the past into the present, and find different—healthier—patterns of interacting that work for rather than against oneself. She walks together with them through this entire process on their journey towards wellness.
She works with people of all ethnicities and spiritual traditions. And she is especially passionate about helping couples, parents, and families in distress to get to a good place in life and in relationships.