Sheila Aked M.A., Reg. MBACP (Accred.)
Most people at some point in their lives, and for all sorts of reasons, undergo periods of heightened anxiety or low depressive moods, and it can be difficult to find the right person who can meet the need to be listened to with professional understanding and the utmost confidentiality. For this reason, I attach great importance to the first assessment session of counselling where a client's individual concerns can be heard and appropriate ways of working together can be decided upon.
From this point, I offer either a brief number of focussed sessions of counselling, or more open-ended therapy, all taking place in the safety and calm of my counselling room. My aim is always to enable desired changes to take place in a supportive framework.
I originally trained as an integrative therapist, but now predominantly use psychodynamic techniques, that is, methods based on psychoanalysis. Besides my current private practice, I have worked for some years as a counsellor within the NHS, and as a counsellor of students at a London University. So I have experience of clients from a variety of backgrounds and with a wide range of issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
M.A. University of Manchester.
Post-graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling.
Registered and Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Post-qualification certificates in CBT, supervision skills,etc.
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Identity conflicts, eg. around race, class, sexuality.
£40 - £50 per session
Daytime or evening sessions available, weekdays only.
Very close to Chiswick main line railway station, and on bus routes E3 and 272. Car parking available.