Sonali Sikdar


Sonali Sikdar

(Psychologist, Psychotherapist & Energy Healing)

Throughout my working life I have been involved in enabling people to grow and change. Empowering them with newer opportunities to evolve themselves and build their career around their inner calling. Prior to training as a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist, my background was in the IT Services Industry and recruitment.

I am a professionally qualified counsellor, psychotherapist (Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) - Albert Ellis, USA®, Transactional Analysis – Feeling Minds® and Lifestyle Prescriptions Health Coach, Germany®, established in private practice for more than 6 years. I also incorporate alternate techniques for supporting my client via Access Bars® & Metaphor Therapy. I am also working in the area of Cyber psychology and Emotional Intelligence.

I am a member of the International Cyber Psychology Association (ICPA), Counsellors Association of India. National Positive Psychology Association (NPPA), Bharatiya Counselling Psychology Association (BCPA- Life Member) and Counsellors Association of India (CAI).

I am associated with Feeling Minds and under Dr. Chinu Agarwal have established myself as an expert in the area Parenting and Career Guidance and Counselling. I am bound by and adhere to its Ethical Framework for Good Practice under all of my associations. I also keep myself updated within the field of Psychology so as to be able to mentor people on their well-being.

My knowledge and skills have developed through my psychotherapeutic work in private practice, as a health coach and counsellor for adolescents and young adults, Life Coach for working professionals, parenting guide and expert and Career Counsellor. I believe that there is always something new to learn working in this field and make a regular commitment to on-going professional development of others and self.

I am blessed to be working one on one with young children from 10 years onwards on their academic, personality and social adjustments along with their parents. I also have experience working with young adults from the age of 18 years on an individual basis and with couples, dealing with a wide range of issues from their health to psychological challenges. The length of time clients work with me varies according to the needs of each person and includes both longer term psychotherapeutic work as well as short term solution focused counselling. In broad terms, short term counselling will typically be 6 - 12 sessions whilst working at greater depth will take longer. Along with this I practise Access Bars, Metaphor Therapy and Mindfulness with my clients.

I undertake professional coaching along with conducting ESAP (Emotional Skills Assessment Process)© Assessments for working professionals and anyone who wants to make positive changes in their life.

With my corporate experience of working with IBM India Pvt ltd for 13 years plus I am able to relate to professional and personal issues of individuals and their families.


  • MBA Human Resources - Mumbai University

  • ISTD Diploma - Training and Development

  • MA Psychology - IGNOU

  • REBT - Albert Ellis Institute® USA

  • Transactional Analysis (Masters) - Feeling Minds® incorporated under Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Govt of India

  • Parenting Expert - Feeling Minds® incorporated under Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Govt of India

  • Career Guidance and Counselling Expert - Feeling Minds®

  • Meta Health (P) - IMMA®

  • ESAP Certification from ASCC & EI Learning Systems, USA

  • Lifestyle Prescriptions® Health Coach - Germany

  • Access Consciousness® Practitioner

  • Pranic healing® Practitioner - up to Soul Realization

  • Mindfulness Practitioner Certification

  • Certification from TISS on Youth and Sexuality - 2019

  • Certified Emotional Intelligence Practitioner - 2020

  • Metaphor Therapy Practitioner

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