About me

I am a qualified integrative and person-centred counsellor/psychotherapist. I offer space where clients can feel secure enough to explore their anxieties and behaviour at a pace that feels right for them.

I have worked in the voluntary, private and public sectors, providing both short-term and long-term therapy to clients from varied backgrounds.

I offer therapy in English, Hindi, Marathi, Kutchi and Gujarati.

My areas of interest include working with children, adults experiencing post-traumatic stress, loss and bereavement, depression, anxiety, phobias, anger, stress, abuse, relationship issue and terminal illness. I have experience in facilitating individual identifying as LGBT+. 

I am a registered member of the BACP and Accredited Registrant member of the National Counselling Society.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MA in Person-Centred Experiential Counselling and Psychotherapy - University of Nottingham
  • M.Sc in Human Development- University of Mumbai
  • B.Sc in Human Development- University of Mumbai
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - South Leicestershire College

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.


National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.


Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Additional information

Individuals £40-£50 (negotiable)

I am offering low-cost counselling to NHS staff during the outbreak.

I also offer reduced fees to trainee student counsellors.


Thursday evening for face to face sessions.

Due to COVID-19, I am currently offering counselling via telephone or video call.

Further information

I hold professional indemnity insurance and have regular supervision and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in line with BACP’s Ethical Framework and registration criteria.

If I am unable to answer your call immediately then please feel free to leave a message or send me a text or email.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Additional languages

Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kutchi

Sonali Vadesa

Sonali Vadesa