Sonica Mushi - MBACP, BA (Psych), Diploma in Counselling Practice
It can be difficult to seek counselling, but we all go through difficulties in life. Whether something significant has happened, like a break up, redundancy or death of a loved one, or you are experiencing emotions you struggle with on a daily basis, like depression, anxiety, or fear of the future, counselling can provide a safe space for you to explore your feelings and gain a deeper insight and understanding of yourself which could lead to long lasting change.
I'm trained as an integrative counsellor which means that we can work on a plan that suits your needs and circumstances. I use a combination of Psychodynamic counselling, person-centred counselling, emotionally focused therapy (EFT) which is based on attachment theory, schema therapy and CBT.
I see both couples and individuals in Hammersmith (2 minutes from the main station). I can offer short and long term counselling.
I also have years of experience in working with couples who are from different cultures. Culture plays such an important role on our relationships and this is complicated even more when children come into the picture. The greatest gift you can give yourself as a cross-cultural couple, is seeking therapy to understand the colourful picture our culture can paint if we use it to benefit our relationships.
I provide a free telephone consultation lasting up to 30 minutes. Thereafter I provide an assessment session lasting 60 minutes.
Sessions are 50 minutes long. During our initial session, we will work together to decide on a plan that works for you.
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 Diploma in Counselling Skills and an AIM awards Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Practice through The Gilead School of Counselling in Covent Garden.
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, a humanistic approach, CBT, Schema therapy, Psychodynamic therapy and Bereavement counselling.
I have seen clients for charities and in Private Practice through CPT in Covent Garden, Hanmersmith and Fulham MIND, Headstrong and Crossroads-Services.
I also have an extensive volunteering history with people in later stages in life, children, and people with chronic or terminal illness.
I provide face to face, online and phone sessions and have clients in other 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 do volunteer work and write articles and parenting book reviews. My instagram page is @crossroadsservices.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Gestalt therapy
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Weekdays: £40 for individuals, £60 for couples
Evenings & Saturdays: £50 for individuals and £70 for couples
- I offer concessions for low income groups
I am currently offering low cost counselling to people who are in low income, students or in vulnerable groups.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Paid parking on surrounding roads during week days and free street parking from 5pm.
Mon - Thu: 10am - 9pm
Sat: 8am - 5pm
Types of client