salmaA wonderful ambience with spacious terrace with a variety of potted plants and choice of seating areas that helps the students and parents to talk openly at the academy for counseling and educations at Koperkhairane. Meet Salma Prabhu, who has been guiding and counseling people for more than 15 years is still successfully running the academy at her home. Salma Prabhu who is a clinical psychologist from Mumbai University, with a post graduate diploma in Guidance and Counseling from St Xavier’s Institute of Comprehensive education, she is well equipped with years of experience in her field. She runs the academy at her home. Till date she has counseled 30000 thousand children. Her team also provides career counseling to various schools. We spoke to her regarding her career interests as a counselor. She also said that it is very important for a person to decide about a career on time so that ones valuable years are not wasted. Also she believes that counseling for parents is equally important and where do we really need coaching classes for students. She also gave advice to the students who have appeared for SSC and HSC exams. We also spoke to some of the parents and found out why do they feel counseling so important. Besides career guidance and conducting aptitude tests for students to help them decide a vocation for SSC or HSC, Salma also does individual counseling for academics, learning difficulties, personality disorders, behaviour modification etc. She also conducts workshops on effective parenting stress management for students for adults.

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