Sonal Pandya Boda, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Sonal Pandya Boda

London W1X English, Gujarati
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Sonal Pandya Boda, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Sonal Pandya Boda

London W1X English, Gujarati
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My Approach

I work as an integrative psychotherapist, 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 self & mind-body connection. I adapt and tailor the sessions to you, including your identity i.e. gender, spirituality, race, culture, age, health, class and sexuality.

I offer a warm and open space in the session to discuss 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.

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.

About Me

My background includes 10+ years' experience of working within the field of and, with individuals experiencing complex mental health responses/issues, trauma, abuse and sexual violence. My years within these roles have informed my approach as a counsellor now. I work with a number of different issues, experiences, explorations and life processes.

You can find more on my website:

Availability: I am only seeing clients via zoom and will eventually in person. I am currently located in the UAE, Abu Dhabi but trained and have lived in the UK. I overlap with UK hours. If you are interested please contact me via email:

I work with

  • Individuals

Special Interests

Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.

I work from a perspective of thinking about impact, dynamics, how something felt for you and your version of events. We think curiously together and allow words to form for experiences that may have been too hard to do before. To think together and find a way forward, that feels right for you.
I work mainly online now and have done so prior to the covid pandemic. I have learnt and continue to be aware of, the many benefits and tricky parts of being online. Therefore, I will always try to include this in our work by thinking about how we build a safe, co-created space and what is the impact, how it feels to be online. Online sessions require a different frame of working and, particularly an awareness and openness of what this may look like and differ, from person to person.
I have an interest in relationships in our lives. Relationships starting with yourself, thinking about how you think, what beliefs you have and how treat yourself. I am curious and include all aspects of identity, such as generational, familial, cultural, age, gender, sexuality, race, disability, body and more. I use an attachment lens and relational way of working when considering how your relationships with community, family, romantic, friends and work etc form, are going and feel. We think, openly, deeply and constructively about what might be happening in these relationships, are there patterns/repetitions and where this may be located in your story.
I work with trauma using an integration of models, dependent on what you want and what is currently happening. I will include body and mind in our sessions. We work at a pace that is within tolerance and make sense of things together.

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Integrative Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Abuse
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Cultural Issues
  • Depression
  • Family
  • Gender
  • Identity Problems
  • Online Counselling
  • Race Issues
  • Relationships
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Telephone Counselling
  • Trauma

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term
  • Face to Face - Short Term
  • Online Therapy

London Office

London W1X 6AB

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Abu Dhabi Office

Abu Dhabi

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UKCP College

  • Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC)
Sonal Pandya Boda

Sonal Pandya Boda

London W1X

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