Our Story

Our Beginning

The Talking Compass is the brainchild and lifework of global nomad, clinical psychologist, community catalyst and author, Scherezade Sanchita Siobhan. It is a safe, positive and healing space for individuals, communities and  organizations to find compassionate, empathetic resources for counseling, therapy, self-realisation and mental health care both physically and digitally. We work with our clients as their compass, providing direction for their life's journey. 

About Scherezade

Creator & Chief Psychologist

Scherezade is a clinical psychotherapist and a practicing psychologist. She has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology and over 14 years of work experience as a behavioural trainer, organizational development  specialist and a psychotherapist with work spanning individuals, organizations and communities. She specializes in RECBT and uses a combination of humanistic and existential practices in psychotherapy. her work focuses on understanding inter-generational trauma and uses a humanistic-existential approach. She is an award-winning and widely published author/poet with two books to her credit and is a regular contributor to international journals and magazines. She is also the creator and the curator of a global conversation against street harassment, gendered violence and mental health - The Mira Project


Selection of Published Articles -


Center The Margins: Understanding Queer-Affirmative Therapy (Health Collective)

Reading And Releasing — The Healing Power Of Crying With Words (The Reader)

Gaslighting : Red Flags (Health Collective)

Gaslighting : Getting Help (Health Collective)

Understanding Trauma Therapies (Health Collective)

Books, Loneliness and Depression : Reading as an act of true Self-care (The Reader)

To a Mother, From Her Daughter's Therapist (Medium)

The Good Survivor Myth (Feministing)

Hair Apparent : Being brown, femme and loving my body hair (TBINAA)


Media & News 


Therapy on Your Couch (Asian Age)

In Conversation with The Talking Compass - An Interview with Scherezade Siobhan (FII)

An Interview with Scherezade Siobhan (INKLINE)

Scherezade and The Mira Project's Storytelling/Poetry Reading Event (Mid-Day)

Our Approaches - Counselling

A Humanistic Foundation

Humanistic psychologists believe that every person has their own unique way of perceiving and understanding the world. We focus on highly specific, individualised therapeutic solutions which are readily workable as well as holistic and create a safe space for interaction between the therapist and you, the client. We look beyond the idea of pathologizing a psychological problem and believe in the presence of neurodiversity where each mind has its own patterns, gifts and complexities.

Ratio Emotive Behavioural Therapy

REBT is the pioneering form of cognitive behavior therapy developed by Dr. Albert Ellis. REBT is an action-oriented approach to managing cognitive, emotional, and behavioral disturbances.  It is one of the most effective forms of therapy cutting across all age groups with longterm benefits. 

Art & Cultural Immersion

Painting, storytelling, poetry, gardening, sculpting and other forms of creative expression have proven to have observable positive effects in improving mental and emotional wellness. We conduct workshops and group therapy modules incorporating these components for our participants to immerse themselves creatively.

Why Therapy?

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Organizational Training

Corporate Counselling

We harness principles of organizational psychology and group therapy models to help organizations weed out dysfunctional habits in their talent pools. We help leaders inculcate an openness for deep and reflective listening, resonant leadership,  laying down the groundwork for sensitivity, diversity and a collaborative work culture.  

Organizational Behaviour & Development

We specialise in understanding and impacting the key markers for organizational behaviour and leadership development through appreciative inquiry, transactional analysis and a combination of psychometrics, in-class, virtual and micro-learning methodologies. We conduct Instructional Skills Workshops for new trainers and design comprehensive, well researched yet easily grasped content.

Women-focused Workspaces

We are a woman led company and we believe in empowering women leaders within the corporate world. We specialise in creating and conducting workshops to help women in any workplace climb up their career ladders with flourish and confidence.

Wellness Coaching

Individuals

Incorporating principles of PERMA (Positive Emotions, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning and purpose, and Accomplishments) and mindfulness we work with you on a 1-on-1 basis to help accomplish your life goals, subside past pains and chisel a healthy future. 

Organizations

We combine positive psychology, mindfulness training with reflective listening exercises and bring about a radical compassion to corporate work culture through our coaching sessions. We also work with participants in high-powered corporate environments to reduce and manage emotional stress.

Communities

Our seminars and group workshops act as a community bridges and empower groups of people to create meaning and momentum through education, engagement and building of emotional as well as psychological connections with other members within their ecosystem.