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About me

About the Therapist

I am a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist with over thirty years experience in Private Practice, the NHS, Voluntary and Statutory Services and over twenty years experience as a Supervisor, Trainer and Lecturer in Counselling. I offers a range of services from brief focal work, short-term counselling to longer-term intensive psychotherapy. I am experienced with families, couples and individual work and with a wide range of problems, including mental health issues. I have four adult children and four grandchildren. I have a private practice in Kingston upon Thames and in West Cross, Swansea.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications and experience

* B.A (Honours) (Sussex University)
* Diploma in Applies Social Studies (CQSW) Qualified Social
Worker (Hull University)
* Diploma in Supervision of Counsellors (WPF)
* Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training (British
Ass.Psychotherapist Psychotherapy)
* Doctorate in Clinical Psychotherapy (University of Kent)
* Member British Psychoanalytic Council
* Member United Kingdom Confederation of Psychotherapists

I have worked in :Child Guidance Clinics, Adult Psychiatric Services, Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services, Drug Dependency Clinics, NHS Psychotherapy Services, Counselling Organisations, Telephone Counselling agencies, Employee Counselling schemes, GP Counselling services,School Counselling and in Private Practice.

I have supervised Trainees, Counsellors and Psychotherapists, Psychologists, Clergy, Psychiatric nurses and Health workers.

I have developed and run training, workshops and courses in Team Building, Management of Stress, Assertiveness, Counselling Skills, Counselling and Supervision.

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 Psychoanalytic Council

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Psychoanalytic Council

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.


Additional information

Fees and how I work

Please access my website (see below) for a much more detailed description of me and how I work and how therapy can help.

I normally suggest that we have an initial two meetings so that you can see if you feel I am the right person for you and I can see if I feel I can work with you and be of help. I am happy to talk to you by e-mail or on the telephone if you need to ask for more information than you can find on my website or just want to check me out a little before deciding to meet.

My fees currently are: Individuals £90, couples £120, families £150 per session. Supervision (50 minutes) £90 (one hour and a half monthly) £175. In London and in Wales Individuals £60, couples £90, families £120, Supervision £60 or £145 for one and a half hours monthly.

I do have some low fee slots but it is fair to say that these are usually filled and the turn over in longer term work is, of course, low.Student rates fall under these few available low fee slots but I am prepared to discuss negotiating fees in individual cases, depending on circumstances


Monday to Friday 7am - 6pm depending on the day

Further information

Further Information

For more information refer to Dr.Shadrach Long's website:

In Kingston I am a short walk from the town centre and bus and rail stations. There is restricted parking in my road but some pay and display bays.

In Swansea I am on the border of Norton village and have disabled access.

Shadrach Evans.P. (1986) Burnout: The end of the line or a signal for change. Journal of Social Work Practice. November p.p.15 - 32.
Keynote speaker at The British Association of Social Work Conference, Dorset 1987

Philippa Shadrach Long (2006) Stories and Metaphors:Exploration of the narrative and figurative language in one patient-therapist dyad: A pilot study. pp.209-224 In Researching the psychotherapy process: A practical guide to transcript based methods. Lepper, G. & Riding, N. Palgrave
Presented at the 2006 International Conference of The Society for Psychotherapy Research. Edinburgh

Philippa Shadrach Long (2007). Metaphor use in four cases of psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Unpublished Doctoral Thesis. University of Kent

Philippa Shadrach Long (2008) Metaphor in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy: A Comparative Study of Four Cases by a Practitioner-Researcher.British Journal of Psychotherapy. 24.3 August

West Glamorgan

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I have been supervising students and professionals from many backgrounds for over twenty years.

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Philippa Shadrach Long

Philippa Shadrach Long