Patrick Shepard BA, MsC, MBACP (Accred), (former lawyer)

Patrick Shepard BA, MsC, MBACP (Accred), (former lawyer)

70 Aylmer Road
Shepherds Bush
W12 9LQ

07912 412643

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About me

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

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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


£60-£90 individuals, £120 couples. Discounts available.

Maps & Directions

London, W12 9LQ

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Shepherds Bush, Chiswick, Acton areas, 7am-10pm 6 days a week. Also online and telephone counselling.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme