Sonal Pandya-Boda

Sonal Pandya-Boda


Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English, Gujarati

Contact information

Phone number
07308510769

Contact Sonal

Therapist - London

London EC1V
07308510769
Sessions from £65.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office

Availability

I have few daytime in person slots at the Old Street Practice. 

More availability from Jan 2022. 

About me and my therapy practice

I work as an integrative counsellor, meaning I use and combine elements from a wide range of contemporary and traditional counselling and therapy approaches; to include and work with a deeper understanding of the body-mind connection and self. I adapt and tailor the sessions to you, including your identity such as but not limited to: gender, spirituality, race, culture, health, class and sexuality. 

My background includes 7+ years' experience of working within the field of and, with individuals experiencing severe mental health, trauma, abuse and sexual violence. My years within these roles have informed my approach as a counsellor now.

I offer a warm and open space in the therapy to being to be with and put words to what is bringing you in, in the safety of your own pace. There are times in life where we cannot continue as we are, when experiencing deep distress, challenges and difficulties. Exploring what may be impacting you, in a confidential session can provide a useful support. Where what you might need right now to cope and be supported, can be considered. It is important to recognise each person’s individuality and therefore, I consider carefully the resources and tools offered accordingly, within the sessions.

Alongside your own goals and desires for the therapy, I include ways to become as present as you can in your life. Shifting from disconnect, anxiety, overwhelm and numbness perhaps, to connection(s), stability and joy.

I understand beginning therapy can be daunting. Meeting for our first session, allows us to see how we would feel working together and give space to discuss your ideas and expectations for the therapy. Have a look at my website for more info and if you have any questions, you are welcome to contact me.

Practice description

I work online on mainly on Thursday.

Tuesday I practice from Old Street, room is on the ground floor.

Wednesday practice from Oxford Circus, room is on the third floor access via stairs only.


My first session

We meet for 50 minutes where I will give you space to explore what has bought you to counselling now and what you are hoping for the therapy to support you with. The session will be open for you to share what feels comfortable and gives you a flavour of how I would work with you. It allows us to get an idea of each other and importantly, whether we click as the right fit to support you. 

The first session is also great to answer any questions you may have and to get an idea of what therapy might be like with me & for you!

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Integrative, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling