Patrick Shepard BA, MsC, MBACP (Accred),
I am based in W12, ten minutes from Stamford Brook tube. I am a BACP accredited psychotherapist and counsellor, age 62.
I see clients suffering from work stress, anxiety, depression, the effects of abuse, addictions or it may be something which is hard to put into words, a kind of general misery. In the first session, you will know at once if there is the potential to make progress together.
My approach is warm and affable. I use an integrative model, combining humanistic, CBT and psychodynamic approaches. My clients include individuals and couples, professionals, businessmen and women, teenagers and all ages and walks of life.
I became a therapist after recovering from my own difficulties and my own experience of personal therapy is that the process may take time, but with commitment it can bring about remarkable changes in how life is approached, how it feels to live in the day-to-day.
I find that some clients want focused short term help, where we look at specific solutions together. Others wish for something more open-ended.
I work from a peaceful ground floor flat in a quiet, leafy road in Shepherd's Bush and I offer counselling and psychotherapy, 7am-10pm 6 days a week for individual or couples counselling and help with relationship issues, as well as those suffering from anxiety, panic disorder, seasonal affective disorder, bipolar and manic depression, separation and divorce, post natal depression, sexual or emotional abuse, family issues, bullying, anger management, low self-confidence, bereavement, redundancy, phobias, suicidal thoughts, affairs and betrayals, alcoholism, drug abuse, stress and many other areas of concern.
Clients tell me they experience the setting as a calm place that is confidential and reassuring - somewhere they can explore what they need to talk about in confidence and at their own pace.
We do this as part of a shared commitment, working through what you need to discuss in a way that is appropriate for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) English. MsC in Counselling & Psychotherapy - Merit. MBACP (Accred).
Former Top 25 law firm partner, journalist, sales and marketing senior executive.
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
From £70 for individuals, couples £100.