About me

Before training to become a psychotherapist, I worked in corporate communications for 15+ years. Through therapy, I discovered that I was hiding parts of my identity, and this took a lot of energy. To fit in and succeed, I was making compromises that negatively impacted my mental health, work and relationships. Living this way becomes exhausting and ultimately holds us back in all areas of our life.

So many of us become trapped by ways of being that no longer serve us.

When you work with me, we can explore what is getting in the way of you living the life you want to lead. Therapy can be a safe space where you can be yourself without judgement. You can discover new things about yourself, understand your patterns, and how you cope with difficulties.

Having this awareness leads to healing, new meaning, purpose, and changes in your life.

Sonal Thakrar


Qualifications & Memberships

MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy
(Metanoia Institute, Middlesex University)

Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling (Metanoia Institute)

BSc Management (Aston University)

Mental Health First Aid Certificate
(MHFA England)

Registered member of UKCP and BACP. I abide by the UKCP and BACP ethical guidelines

My work is insured and supervised by an experienced UKCP registered psychotherapist


Psychotherapist in Private Practice

Assistant Tutor: Integrative Psychotherapy Programme. Metanoia Institute

Guest Lecturer: Race, Intersectionality and Identity. Roehampton University

Psychotherapist at Mind

Psychotherapist at
RBWM Counselling Service


Communications Specialist