Shaheen Walker

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Relationship & Psychosexual Therapist (MNCPS Acc. MBACP)
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Bristol BS1 & Pinner HA5
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi - are you feeling stuck? Repeating the same patterns of behaviour again and again in your life or relationship and going around in circles? Do you feel a lack of love/respect with your partner or someone close to you? Has sex, intimacy or compulsive sexual behaviour become an issue and you don't quite know how to approach it? Perhaps life changes, trauma, neurodiversity (adhd/asc) or difficult times have led to anxiety/depression, low self-confidence, the trust has gone, or you're simply feeling sad, stressed, lonely, angry, misunderstood, numb, or just not sure what you feel anymore . . . 

It is important that everyone feels comfortable so I am happy to offer a free 15-minute Zoom/video or phone consultation with no obligation ... just a chance to see how it feels to talk.

People seek counselling or self-help for many reasons but often the attention is solely on the person, not the impact of behaviour on those around them. I provide a safe, confidential, therapeutic space working collaboratively with individuals and couples to help make sense of what might be going on emotionally and physically, resulting in the overall effect.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Relate/CPCAB qualified practitioner, Accredited with the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society and a fully Registered member of the BACP, as well as being endorsed by COSRT (both RT and PRT registers) which is the UK’s only professional body dedicated to Relationship and Psychosexual Therapies. I also work at Relate as a Specialist, partner with Tavistock focusing on Mentalization Behavioural Therapy (MBT) helping together and single parents in conflict achieve better communication, am certified with the Association for Autism and Neurodiversity (AANE), the Contemporary Institute of Clinical Sexology (CICS) and have completed the ICEEFT LGBTQ+ Externship. I am experienced in supporting a diverse range of individuals and couples wanting to improve their life and relationships, so my practice is therefore varied and bespoke for different ethnicities, backgrounds and identities including gender, sexual and relationship diversity (GSRD).

Additionally, it may interest you to know that I am trained in Brainspotting and have Internal Family Systems (IFS) certification. Traditional talking therapy is not the only way to process trauma or distress and for some it can only go so far, feel too uncomfortable, repetitive or even re-traumatise. Building safety and stabilisation techniques, as well as recognising how you give Consent and developing freedom of choice to ask for what you want, is key.

I also offer One Session Therapy. This is for any of you who are unsure about counselling, on a waiting list, unable to commit, or only want ad hoc or a one-off appointment to tackle an issue that is weighing you down. It’s not always easy opening up to the people around us but a single session with a professional, unbiased focus can be like an emotional detox to help us unload and feel lighter. Some also use this as an opportunity for a 'self-care check-in' … you can rest assured knowing you are able to come and go and check in or out with me whenever needed … no block bookings and no pressure!

My previous experience of working in the NHS and being a Samaritans Leader made me conscious about giving more possibilities and autonomy to everybody seeking support. Using systemic, psychodynamic, relational and neuroscience skills as you can see this is not a one-size-fits-all viewpoint ... rather an organic approach, validation of perspectives and a uniqueness and non-judgmental attitude to help you and your situation.

Good self-esteem leads to healthy boundaries leading to positive relationships and all are key to the foundation of our general mental health and overall sense of wellbeing. If you're overwhelmed, feeling vulnerable or struggling in your personal, professional or romantic life, then please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Warmest wishes

Shaheen

 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

COSRT
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT)

COSRT is the UK’s leading membership organisation for therapists specialising in sexual and relationship issues.

All members must abide by their Code of Ethics and the performance of accredited members is regularly monitored.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

GSRD (Gender, Sexual and Relationship Diversity)

Brainspotting

IFS

Culture clash

Ethnicity

Single Session Therapy

Compulsive sexual behaviour

Fees

£85.00 - £110.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Bristol, Avon, BS1

Pinner, Greater London, HA5

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Additional languages

Urdu

Hindi

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom
Shaheen Walker
Shaheen Walker