Sonia Maqsood - Psychological Therapist - MBACP (Accred)

Sonia Maqsood - Psychological Therapist - MBACP (Accred)

Tyne And Wear


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About me

I am fully accredited and qualified psychological therapist, trained to postgraduate level in counselling psychology, with over 5 years of clinical experience, 2 years of which have been post qualification. I have worked, and currently work, with individuals presenting with a variety of issues which can vary from every day stressors to diagnosed mental health issues.

My way of working is that of an integrative approach, tailoring the therapy to the clients needs. I have been specifically trained in psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural therapy, and use the principles of the humanistic model as the foundation of my therapy work. This involves building a strong trusting bond between client and therapist known as the therapeutic relationship, which I develop by being non judgemental and empathic throughout.

Being a British Asian myself not only do I have a good understanding of various cultural/religious issues, but also have the advantage of speaking Urdu, Punjabi and Hindi.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • PgDip Counselling Psychology
  • BSc Psychology
  • Counselling Skills level 2


I regularly attend workshops and courses to ensure I maintain high standards as a therapist and to continue to develop and enhance my skills. Courses I have recently attended include:

  • Couples counselling
  • PTSD and Complex Trauma
  • Self Harm
  • Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy


I have worked in a variety of settings with clients across the whole life span, in both individual and group settings. These have included primary, secondary and tertiary care.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


Initial telephone/email consultation: Free

Initial face to face consultation - £25

Therapy sessions:

  • Individual - £50
  • Couples -    £65

The initial face to face consultation will anticipate to last between 20 - 30 minutes and will give you the opportunity to meet me and discuss your therapy needs. This is not compulsory and so if you are happy to go ahead with sessions without a consultation this can be arranged.

Maps & Directions

Sunderland, SR6

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi


Wheelchair access: Yes


Mondays, any evening and weekends.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults