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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work Mondays to Thursdays between 8am.and 8pm. .
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|