Sonja is a European national, born and raised in Jeddah. She was educated in Rome and London, obtaining a BA in Communications and Anthropology from Richmond, the American International University in London. Following a career of corporate leadership for 12 years at the national level in Saudi Arabia, she then completed her Psychology studies and became a certified counsellor from the Blackford Healing center in London. In addition, Sonja is a qualified Reiki master and practitioner of Chromotherapy (also known as Colour therapy). She is an accredited member of the International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine, The British Holistic Medical Association, as well as the International Institute of Complementary Therapists. Sonja continues her path to further study and research inner healing via alternative and holistic approaches.
Her experience lies in assisting individuals find ways to work through Gender identity disorder, Body dysmorphia, disordered eating and eating disorders as well as self-harm triggered by negative thought patterns. Her compassionate and empathic nature makes her a caring and facilitating counsellor who focuses on cognitive behavioural and client centred counselling therapies, promoting self-awareness and self-development through positive conscious living.