Stephanie Wilshaw MBACP MA
Integrative psychotherapist and counsellor with over 10 years experience working within the mental health field in the NHS, private institutions and educational settings. Short and long-term counselling and psychotherapy for individuals and couples with a wide variety of emotional and psychological issues including relationship and family problems, depression and anxiety.
I offer a safe, confidential and empathic space to explore your feelings, beliefs, thoughts and experiences. I work integratively and relationally using my knowledge and training in different psychotherapeutic approaches to meet and understand your personal situation and needs.
Along with the space and support therapy offers there is also the opportunity to explore how we relate to people and ourselves, what we each bring to relationships and the patterns we can become stuck in.
I will work with you to help increase this awareness providing the opportunity for reflection, change and more conscious decision making.
Research consistently finds that it is the therapeutic relationship which is at the heart of therapy's effectiveness - I work with this strongly in mind.
It's natural to feel a variety of emotions before beginning counselling/ psychotherapy. Initial sessions offer the opportunity to meet and begin to talk about what brings you to therapy and look at what you may want and hope for. Here there is the chance to address any worries and ask any questions you may have about the process of therapy and begin to experience how the sessions will work. Collaboration is very important in the therapeutic relationship – I hope in this first session you will begin to experience this and how our work together can progress.
If you have questions, concerns or would like to book an initial exploratory session you can contact me via e-mail or phone and leave a message. I will attempt to get back to you within 24 hours.
As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy I abide by their code of ethics and practice to maintain a professional and high quality service. My training has been extensive and in depth from the leading Integrative training institute in Europe.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA - Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling, Middlesex University (UKCP accred)
Adv Dip - Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling, The Minster Centre (UKCP accred)
Pg Dip - Integrative Counselling, The Minster Centre (BACP accred)
Certificate in Couples and Relationship Counselling, Macclesfield Counselling and Training Centre
Counselling Studies CPCAB Level 2 and 3 Certificate
BSc (Hons) Psychology, Manchester University
After graduating in Psychology I worked as a mental health project worker supporting clients day to day with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and personality disorders.
I also worked in educational settings supporting children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.
Both these jobs and personal experience led me to psychotherapy and the belief that given time, space, intent and the right qualities of relational experience we can effect change within ourselves.
As a counsellor I've worked within the NHS for South London and Maudsley Healthcare Trust seeing clients referred for short term counselling for a wide variety of difficulties. I currently work with long term psychotherapy clients in a low-cost referral service and have a private practice in South London.
Through this work I have a wide experience of working with varied issues.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Individuals - £60
Couples - £80
I have a limited number of low cost spaces within daytime hours - please contact me for details and availability.
I generally see clients weekly at the same time although this can be discussed.
I work from a clinic in East Dulwich (on Crystal Palace Road) there is a waiting room.
It is within easy access of bus routes 12, 40, 185, 176, P13 and 63 and East Dulwich train station.
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