Sonica Mushi

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MBACP (Reg), BA (Psych) L4(DIP)
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

London, W6 8AF
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Are you grappling with feelings of anxiety or find yourself repeating the same patterns over and over in your life? If you find yourself asking questions like, "Why am I feeling this way?" or "How can I break free from these patterns?" – you're not alone.

I offer a safe and collaborative space where you can explore your feelings and gain insight into your experiences. Together, we'll address the changes needed for you to move forward, unlocking your full potential. My therapeutic approach is integrative, drawing from psychodynamic, person-cantered counselling, emotionally focused therapy (EFT), schema therapy, and cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT).

Whether you're an individual seeking personal growth or a couple facing challenges, I specialize in both. Our sessions will provide a supportive environment for your journey. Whether short or long-term therapy is needed, I'm here to help.

I particularly like doing inner child healing and trauma healing work with clients and I have a wide range of interventions and tools to help you move forward. 

Sessions are tailored to you, lasting 50 minutes. During our initial assessment, we'll discuss your therapy goals and explore your history and demographic details. Let's embark on this journey together, creating a roadmap toward healing, self-discovery, and a brighter future.

I also have an online Inner Child healing course should you wish to do some work in your own time before embarking on a therapeutic journey. The link for this can be found via my Instagram account which is @crossroadsservices. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I have BA degrees in Journalism and Psychology through RAU (South Africa) and UNISA (South Africa). I also have an AIM awards Level 2 Certificate and a Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Practice. I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).

I have experience in women’s group facilitation, one to one counselling and couples counselling. My training was in integrative counselling which included training in:

  • Emotionally focused therapy (EFT) for couples,
  • Schema Therapy
  • Humanistic approach
  • CBT
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Bereavement
  • EMDR
  • Trauma therapy

I have worked for non-profit organisations and in Private Practice including:

  • CPT in Covent Garden
  • MIND,
  • Headstrong
  • Crossroads-Services (which is my Private Practice)

I also have an extensive history in volunteering with people in later stages in life, children, and families of people with chronic or terminal illness.

I provide face to face, zoom, WhatsApp and phone sessions and have clients in several countries.

As part of my CPD, I am undergoing further training in Schema Therapy, Attachment Therapy and therapy for Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

I have worked for a daily newspaper in South Africa before coming over to England. I have also worked in the legal field for 12 years. When I'm not seeing clients, I write articles and parenting book reviews. My Instagram page is @crossroadsservices.

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£70.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Cigna

Additional information

My standards fee is £70 payable on the day of the session. However, I can offer reduced rates for those in real need. Fees for EMDR sessions are higher and some of the EMDR sessions are double sessions. 

When I work

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Although I listed my working hours, I don't currently have much availability. 

I do not see clients in the evenings or on weekends and only have day slots available. 

Published articles

Crossroads-Services, The Foundry Building, 77 Fulham Palace Road, London, W6 8AF

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

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Paid parking on surrounding roads during week days and free street parking from 5pm.

Additional languages

Afrikaans

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

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Sonica Mushi
Sonica Mushi