Shaheen Walker Relationship Therapist and Counsellor (MNCS Accred. MBACP)
Hi - are you feeling stuck? Repeating the same patterns of behaviour again and again in your life or relationship and going round in circles? Do you feel a lack of love/respect with your partner or someone close to you? Perhaps Covid or coming out of lockdown has increased your anxiety and the trust has gone or you're feeling lonely, stressed, misunderstood, angry, sad, numb, or just not sure what you feel anymore . . .
These are difficult times so I am happy to offer a free 15 minute Zoom (video-cam) or telephone 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 helping make sense of what might be going on personally and also the overall effect.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a CPCAB qualified practitioner, Accredited with the National Counselling Society and a Registered member of the BACP. I also work at Relate specialising in Relationship therapy and in partnership with Tavistock using Mentalization Behavioural Therapy (MBT) helping together and single parents in conflict achieve better communication.
I also offer Single Session Appointments ("a one-off to off-load”). If you are on a talking therapy waiting list or don't want regular sessions but simply need to talk through something weighing you down then you can, in confidence and without the worry or expectation of making any commitment. Sometimes, just one focused conversation can be an emotional detox to help us feel lighter ... but you can also feel safe knowing that you could come back, if or whenever needed … no pressure.
My previous experience of working in the NHS and being a Leader for Samaritans made me conscious about giving more choice and autonomy to everybody when seeking support for their mental health. Using systemic and psychodynamic training with some neuroscience and a range of modalities, as you can see this is not a one size fits all viewpoint - rather an organic approach and validation of perspectives - along with 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 with any of the above in your personal or professional life, then please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling 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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Mentalization Behavioural Therapy
Single Session Support