Shamini Sriskandarajah MSc, Registered Member MBACP
Neal's Yard Remedies
8 East Street
020 8313 9898
I am an integrative therapist (i.e. I have been trained in psychodynamic, humanistic, and cognitive behavioural therapies) and I provide an empathic space where you can talk through difficult thoughts and feelings. If talking feels too difficult sometimes, we can consider working more creatively (e.g., drawing or writing, or creating a family tree).
I am also happy to work with students who wish to have therapy as part of a counselling course.
A first session is a chance for you to tell me a bit about yourself and your reasons for seeking therapy. You can see if you think you would like to work with me - and if so, for how long. You may just need one or two sessions, 6-12 weekly sessions, or you may wish to work long term.
My experience and specialisms.
I worked as a bereavement counsellor at a hospice for three years, working with different kinds of loss. These included miscarriage, abortion, loss of work, relationships, faith or identity, or moving to a new place.
My experience includes working with people dealing with depression, anxiety, eating problems, self-harm, physical illness, being a carer, and problems with work or relationships.
My specialisms include loss, identity, making meaning of events and life, eating disorders (in particular, anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa) and managing recovery.
I build on my experience through regular supervision and continuous professional development. I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and I am working towards accreditation.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc in Therapeutic Counselling (University of Greenwich), 2016. This included research into therapists who have recovered from an eating disorder.
Foundation course in art therapy (British Association of Art Therapists), 2016.
CPD has included trainings about mindfulness, working with anger, grief when a child dies, grief after a death caused by alcohol or drug abuse, working creatively with adults, and the 2016 Eating Disorders International Conference.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Making meaning of events and life
Cultural issues (including gender, class, and ethnicity)
Moving to a new place
£25 for 50 minutes (graduate clinic). This will increase in January.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client