Patrick Shepard BA, MsC, MBACP (Accred), (former lawyer)
I am based in W12, ten minutes from Stamford Brook tube. I am a BACP accredited psychotherapist and counsellor, age 59.
I was a partner in a City law firm previously, and have also worked in journalism and sales & marketing. Clients tell me they appreciate seeing someone who understands work stress among professionals, in particular.
My approach is warm and affable. I use an integrative model, combining humanistic, CBT and psychodynamic approaches. This means that what is central is our relationship, the possibilities for rapport, recognising that making contact in the first place is a brave step.
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. See www.psychotherapy-in-london.co.uk.
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, alcholism, 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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- 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
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
£60-£90 individuals, £120 couples. Discounts available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Shepherds Bush, Chiswick, Acton areas, 7am-10pm 6 days a week. Also online and telephone counselling.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|