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About me

I am a qualified individual and couple psychotherapist/counsellor, offering both short term and long term relationship therapy. I have trained at Tavistock Relationships, a well-reputed institute for psychotherapy and relationship counselling, where I also work as a Visiting Clinician and Assessor.

Starting therapy can be an exciting yet daunting process. You may have a lot of questions or feel trepidation at the idea of embarking on it. What I hope to provide you with is a safe, empathetic and non-judgemental space where we can begin to explore these anxieties and work towards reducing conflict, fostering curiosity and building self-awareness. I specialise in the psychodynamic model, with the focus on making sense of past experiences and understanding its effect on the present.

Below are some of the areas that I work with:

  • Difficulty Building Lasting Relationships
  • Breakdown of Communication
  • Anxiety, Depression, Grief & Loss
  • Lack of Intimacy
  • Pre Marital Counselling
  • Infertility & Trouble Conceiving
  • Parenting Difficulties
  • Affairs & Betrayals
  • Life Transitions
  • Separation & Divorce.

I also have experience working with couples and individuals from different ethnic communities and welcome clients from the cross-cultural, mixed-race and immigrant backgrounds.

I offer both onsite and online therapy. Telephone sessions are also available individuals.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • PGDip in Couple & Individual Psychodynamic Counselling & Psychotherapy from Tavistock Relationships & UEL
  • PgCert in Theory and Skills of Psychodynamic Couple & Individual Counselling & Psychotherapy from Tavistock Relationships & UEL
  • BSc (Hons) in Psychology from the University of York
  • Counselling Skills Certificate from City University

Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).

Member organisations


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.


Additional information

Fees for Weekly session (50 minutes)

Individual session – £80 - £90

Couple session -  £90 - £100


Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday -  daytime and evening slots including mornings, lunchtime and after work

225 Shoreditch High Street
E1 6PJ

1 Canada Square
Canary Wharf
E14 5AB

Type of session

In person

Types of client


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.

Wheelchair user access available at Canary Wharf practice

Ambika Shekhawat

Ambika Shekhawat