Shirley Archibald-William

Shirley Archibald-William



07733 261433

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07733 261433

About me

About me

My name is Shirley, and I am a registered member of the BACP and work with a person-centred approach, where clients are free to be who they are. I have been in private practice in the heart of Ealing for a number of years and have worked with many charitable organizations, such as CRUSE (bereavement), EACH Rise (Drug and Substance Abuse/Addictions) and YMCA (Young Men's Christian Association).

I aim to help anyone who is just not feeling themselves, including those who are vulnerable, or anyone experiencing:

  • Anxiety
  • Low mood
  • Feeling unsure/confused
  • Low self-esteem
  • Single parenthood
  • Loss (including bereavement, intimacy concerns, identity)
  • Substance and alcohol abuse/addiction

Sharing your journey, I will provide a non-judgemental listening ear, within a safe space, as you explore your emotions, thoughts and feelings, as you bid to find clarity and a better understanding of self. My work with young adults and adolescents facilitates those who are encountering difficulties concerning family issues - growing up, self harming, low self-confidence, education, etc. I also work with parents and carers.

My practice is in a great location for those residing in neighbouring vicinities. I can also travel to see my clients at an additional cost.

How I work

I work with both 1-1 and couples, as well as offering online counselling to those who would like this. I offer long & short term work and work at the clients pace, to make sure they achieve fulfilment and empowerment to focus on their future needs.

My experience extends to working with men, women, teenagers and adolescents.

I have extensive certified bereavement counselling training as well as substance and alcohol addictions. I am a qualified person-centred therapist and I hold a diploma in therapeutic counselling.

What to expect

I work from a welcoming, comfortable, therapy room in an easy to reach location. I offer the chance to work at your own pace to share issues that have been difficult to deal with. My clients are always in total control of a session’s content.

Why choose me

I offer the first half an hour completely free. This gives us the opportunity to realise any needs and expectations, with the intention to establish a relationship of trust for future sessions. We can then look to arrange future dates/sessions should you wish to continue.

I also have limited concession sessions available for clients who are low earners and those claiming benefits.

I work in line with the BACP Ethical Framework, and work in a personable, caring and compassionate way with all clients.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Counsellor, Dip.
  • CRUSE Bereavement Care - Counsellor
  • EACH, Ealing (substance & alcohol abuse) - Therapist

I have long term experience working within national bereavement, alcohol, and substance abuse agencies. I have also worked with abused women and adolescents, as well as with the YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Association).

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

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Initial consultation/ getting to know each other, ½ hour – absolutely free!

​​Individuals                £50 p.h.

Couples                    £70 p.h.

An additional charge if travelling to you.

​Can facilitate couples.

Further information

Professional Membership -

BACP - British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists

BAATN - Black, African and Asian Therapist Network

Maps & Directions

London, W13

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


7 a.m. start, 8 p.m. last session

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme