Sonal Thakrar

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MSc, BSc (Hons), Clin.Dip. UKCP (Reg). MBACP
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Uxbridge, UB8 1SZ
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

What I offer

A safe, non-judgmental and confidential space for us to explore things that are on your mind. Coming to counselling can sometimes feel like a big step to take and our initial focus would be to explore what you may need and how we can work together. 

One of the biggest contributors to successful therapy is trust and the relationship between us, so our first step would be to see if I am the right therapist for you. My aim is to support you, wherever you are on your journey.

How I work

I am a qualified Integrative Psychotherapist; Trained in a range of therapeutic schools and techniques, tailored to your individual needs.

Whether you are suffering from anxiety, depression or stress that is impacting your health and relationships, we can start the journey towards your well-being together.

Training, qualifications & experience

I worked as a communications professional in the private sector for several years and began my mental health journey by becoming a Samaritan in 2004 and subsequently training to become a counsellor and psychotherapist. I understand how stress can impact your mental and physical health and the challenges that we experience at different times in our lives. I combine my communication skills and training as a therapist to create a safe space in which we can explore and work through your difficulties together.

Qualifications & Memberships

  • MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy (Metanoia Institute, Middlesex University)
  • Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling (Metanoia Institute)
  • BSc Management (Aston University)
  • Mental Health First Aid Certificate (MHFA England)
    Registered member of UKCP and BACP. I abide by the UKCP and BACP ethical guidelines
  • My work is insured and supervised by an experienced UKCP registered psychotherapist


  • Psychotherapist in Private Practice
  • Assistant Tutor: MSc Integrative Psychotherapy. Metanoia Institute
  • Guest Lecturer: Intersectionality & Diversity. Roehampton University
  • Writer and Contributor: UKCP
  • Psychotherapist at Mind
  • Psychotherapist at RBWM Counselling Service
  • Communications Specialist & Facilitator
  • Samaritan Volunteer

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am an LGBTQ+ affirmative therapist and specialise in identity, race and cultural issues.


£65.00 - £75.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Refugees

Additional information

£35 consultation (50 minutes)

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Redford Way, Uxbridge, UB8 1SZ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Sonal Thakrar
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