About Sonya

A Journey of Learning

In the early years of my working life, I was in the community as a youth worker and then substance misuse counsellor focusing on women and children.  During the HIV/AIDS crisis of the early 1990s, I worked as an experiential group facilitator in the not-for-profit sector.  I returned to academic life and in 1995 completed an MSc in Human Resource Development, followed by a PG Diploma in Systemic Management in 2000. 

Later I trained as a community and workplace mediator, moved into professional coaching and then became self employed and set up a private practice. I worked for many years as an independent learning consultant in the Public Sector, primarily within the Health and Social Care sector.  From 2003-2010 I designed and developed Black and Minority Ethnic Coaching Programmes for various local authorities and developed a professional coaching practice.

A Return to Community

In the late 2000's I decided to return to community practice and in 2011 retrained as a Mental Nurse and Health Visitor. I also began my journey on the ancestral path, a step that I know realise was facilitated through my learning about family and systemic constellations.  I have been specialising and developing my own approach to systemic practice pioneering Ancestral Constellations since 2015.

This transgenerational work combines the principles of systemic and family Constellations theory with an ancestral and African centred approach. I work with families, couples and individuals in independent practice.  As a Systemic Coach and Family Constellations practitioner, my special interest is working with multiple identities in families and communities and the impact of immigration patterns down the generations. I also design and develop systemic constellations workshops that focus on Social Justice and Healing and Reconciliation.


MSc Human Resource Development
Pg Dip Systemic Management
Pg Dip Mental Health Nurse
Certificate in Mediation (OCN)
Advanced Systemic Constellations Trg


Individual and Group Coaching
Systemic Constellations Workshops
Training Courses and Programmes
Ancestral Family Research
Organisational Consultation


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