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About me

Depression, anxiety, fear & hopelessness are some of the most common & uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives.  These feelings, can linger post traumatic events. I can help you overcome these symptoms & guide you through the process of healing. Through counselling, we are able to help you recover motivation, perspective & joy that you once had in your life.

Shaney-Ann provides counselling for; individuals, groups, families, young people & adults in a therapeutic environment. Services also available for schools & organisations.


  • Bereavement
  • Identity and transcultural issues
  • Relationships


  • Career Guidance
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse

Training, qualifications & experience

Shaney-Ann Charles is a qualified and registeted Counsellor, Coach & Mental Health First Aider (MHFA).

With over 17 years of experience working as a Therapist, Shaney-Ann has worked with a multitude of presenting issues, such as; bereavement, sexual abuse, identity, substance misuse, domestic abuse, separation/divorce and self-harm.

As an registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I am bound by the Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions and the Professional Conduct Procedure.

Member organisations


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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Transcultural Counselling

An understanding and reflection of diverse and intercultural experiences.

In this approach, consideration is given to origins and belief systems that mirror and influence identity, personal experience and the social impact of oppression, within the therapeutic relationship.

People from BME, LGBTQ+ and specific faith backgrounds have benefited from this type of therapy.

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Additional information

All telephone consultations, to decide the most appropriate service, are free of charge.

Initial assessment for Counselling
£55 - This fee is for both adults & adolescents for a 1 hour session.

Individual counselling sessions for adults
From £60 - This fee is per session, each session lasts for 50 mins

Individual counselling sessions for children
From £50 - This fee is for both children and adolescents, for a 50 minute session.

Parenting Support (Family Therapy)
The parent & child game
£80 - Ranging from £80 per session or £432, 10% saving, when booking the full course of 6 sessions.

Workplace Counselling
Please contact us to discuss a package of support for your staff

School Counselling & Pastoral Services

Please contact us to discuss a package of support for your staff

When I work

Tuesdays, some evenings and Saturday mornings

Further information

If you're not sure what type of service is right for you, please contact us for a free consultation to discuss your needs.

Payment accepted by Bank Transfer.

Harley Street Consulting Clinic, 3 Kingswood Way, Great Denham, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 4GH

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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