Sonal Thakrar

MSc, BSc (Hons), Clin.Dip. UKCP (Reg). MBACP
Uxbridge, UB8 1SZ
Registered / Accredited

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. I am an LGBT+ affirmative therapist and specialise in race and cultural issues.

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 have worked as a communications professional in the private sector for several years and began my journey in mental health 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 in different settings; Whether at home, work, school, college and university. 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.

  • MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy (Middlesex University)
  • Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling (Metanoia Institute)
  • 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

In addition to my private practice, I have experience in the charitable sector, working as a counsellor at Hillingdon Mind, Windsor, Slough & Maidenhead Counselling Service and at the Metanoia Counselling and Psychotherapy Service. I also volunteered as a Samaritan for four years.

Continuous Personal Development

  • Assistant Tutor: Integrative Psychotherapy Programme with Metanoia Institute
  • Guest Lecturer: Race, Intersectionality and LGBT+ 
  • Writer and Contributor: UKCP
  • Introduction to Deaf Awareness & British Sign Language
  • Working with Core Beliefs of Never Good Enough and Shame
  • Prevent and Safeguarding Training
  • Working Therapeutically with Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I'm experienced in working with sexuality, race, identity, shame and social, cultural issues.


£65.00 per session

Additional information

£35 consultation (50 minutes)

£65 per session (50 minutes)


I am currently offering online sessions via Zoom.

Redford Way

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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