About me

Hello, my name is Sonali and I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist.

Life is full of ups and downs and this is unique for everyone. Sometimes this can start to affect our functioning on a day-to-day basis and we can end up struggling to cope. In my practice, therapy is a safe and supportive space, where we can begin to understand the problem and how we can overcome this together so you feel more able to manage and can live a happier life.

Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions and would like to enquire about sessions, I would love to hear from you!

My Experience

I have worked within mental health for several years in a variety of NHS and private settings, from a low- secure forensic hospital to multiple IAPT services in London. I have experience of working with anxiety and depression with clients from all age ranges, backgrounds and cultural contexts. This includes children and young people, working-age adults and older adults. Therefore, sessions are tailored to make therapy an experience centred around you.

Having attended training events, I am able to offer CBT in combination with elements of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and/or Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) where suitable.

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy and an evidence-based approach that helps you to manage your difficulties by changing the way you think and behave. It is based on the idea that our thoughts, emotions, physical symptoms and behaviours are all interlinked and this can create a vicious cycle of anxiety and depression. CBT helps you to break down the problem, understand what is maintaining it and change unhelpful patterns to improve your quality of life.

CBT sessions are usually 50 minutes long, on a weekly basis and are collaborative. You are the expert on yourself and we have the knowledge of the tools and so we will work together to understand what will be helpful.

Qualifications & Practice Details

Member: The British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

Training:

Post Graduate Diploma in High Intensity CBT (BABCP Accredited course), Royal Holloway

Additional Credentials:

MSc Clinical Forensic Psychology (BPS Accredited course), King's College London

BSc (Hons) Psychology (BPS accredited course), The University of Nottingham

Prescribe Medication: No

Practical Details

Languages
English
Types of Clients
Children
Young People
Adults
Older Adults
Session Types
Online
Phone
Specialities
  • Depression and low mood
  • Worry and generalised anxiety
  • Social anxiety
  • Specific phobias
  • Health anxiety
  • Low self-esteem
  • Stress
  • Panic disorder
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Skin picking
  • Hair pulling (Trichotillomania)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)
  • Perfectionism

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