Sanna Savolainen-Shankley

Sanna Savolainen-Shankley



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About me

Hello, my name is Sanna. I am qualified and experienced psychotherapist offering both short-term and long-term psychotherapy. I use an integrative approach, drawing on a variety of therapeutic ideas and techniques to fit the therapy to your needs. I have been working one-to-one with clients since 2012.

I work with individual’s who bring a wide range of psychological and emotional issues. Most people experience emotional problems at some stage in their lives and need to come to terms with pain, loss, anxiety or relationship breakup. Some people find themselves struggling with compulsive or addictive behaviours, or may sometimes feel low and down or angry and frustrated and they are often not sure why.

Counselling and Psychotherapy provides an opportunity to explore yourself and your life circumstances in a safe and confidential space, so that new choices can emerge and new perspectives can be opened up. You are invited to talk about all aspects of yourself - your past experiences, current relationships, future ambitions, emotional life, values and beliefs – no matter how challenging or scary it might seem.

Truly sharing one's experiences and being listened to without judgement has a transformative effect in itself.

My aim is to provide a safe, supportive environment which may also be challenging if needed.

Training, qualifications & experience

Post Graduate Diploma Integrative Transpersonal Counselling & Psychotherapy, Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE).

I also have 8 years of experience working closely with people diagnosed and living with HIV /AIDS at Terrence Higgins Trust, in addition to considering emotional issues connected with sexual health and relationships. My earlier experience includes working as a nurse with people with learning disabilities. The experience I received in this work now supports and complements my work as a private therapist.

I have special focus in the areas of bereavement, loss, relationship problems, loneliness, abortion, living without having children (either through choice or otherwise) and those living with chronic medical conditions demanding long term medication and treatment.

I am registered with the BACP (The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), abiding by their Code of Ethics. I have regular supervision and I regularly take part in diverse training programmes to enhance my education.

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Individual psychotherapy and counselling is £45 per session.

Maps & Directions

Chiswick, W4

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: Finnish


Weekday daytimes. Weekday evenings.

Types of client

Older adults