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Sheila Aked M.A., Reg. MBACP (Accred.)

London, W4
020 8061 9968 020 8061 9968 Registered / Accredited

About me

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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Identity conflicts, eg. around race, class, sexuality.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy


£40 - £50 per session

Further information

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.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


I work Mondays to Thursdays between 8am.and 8pm. .

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Sheila Aked M.A., Reg. MBACP (Accred.)

Sheila Aked M.A., Reg. MBACP (Accred.)