PG Dip/MA in Counselling & Psychotherapy
, School of Psychology
Sital Panesar is a lecturer in Counselling & Psychotherapy / Admissions Tutor in the School of Psychology.
Sital is an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, specialising in mental health and well-being for creatives. Having worked extensively in the charity and non-profit sectors, alongside supporting musicians in private practice, Sital founded MusicaTherapy, focusing on the emotional and mental health and well-being of musicians (and those in the industry) of colour.
Sital weaves both her industry and third sector experience to offer bespoke support surrounding cultural diversity, heritage, intergenerational trauma and identity. She also has specialised training and experience working with sexual health related issues, sexual trauma and intimacy.
Sital trained at the University of East London, where she also offers her expertise lecturing and tutoring on both the undergraduate and postgraduate Counselling & Psychotherapy programmes. She is also a member of Music Industry Therapists & Coaches, and is an approved mental health service provider for Help Musicians UK and Music Support.
Sital also works closely with music labels and management companies to strengthen mental health and wellbeing offerings, further supporting the needs of non-white creatives in the industry. Most recently, she has contributed to the publication, ‘Touring and Mental Health: The Music Industry Manual’ (2023, Omnibus Press).