Sofia Chanda-Gool

Sofia Chanda-Gool



About me

I have counselled people from all walks of life; experiencing a range of dilemmas. I like to encourage people to feel empowered to take control of their lives; believe in themselves and their skills, regain hope and move forward.

I am confident about our ability to transform our lives; to overcome the challenges life can present.

I use an integrative approach and believe in the value of the relationship we develop together. I have worked with a range of concerns and issues including: depression, self harm, anxiety, bereavement, anger management, trauma and particular issues that arise for individuals as well as groups and communities. I am inspired by people’s honesty and courage.

I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and keep at all times to their Code of Ethics.

I practice in Devon and am based in Plymouth.

As a mediator I encourage individuals to voice their feelings confidentially and later meet to resolve their dilemmas.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have over five years experience of counselling and mediation as well as delivering workshops in schools, communities and various organisations. I have been employed by the Council, Universities, worked for local health centres and voluntary bodies such as Mindline as well as supervising counsellors.

I trained at Bristol University as a counsellor and previously gained a doctorate at Bath University in cross- cultural issues in education and a degree in psychology with the Open University. I am also a qualified mediator.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited



I charge £40 per hour.

Maps & Directions

Plymouth, PL1

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None
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