Dr Shaun Bruwer

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Psychotherapist (UKCP) and Counselling Psychologist (HCPC)
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

London W10 & W1G
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello. My name is Shaun, and I provide psychotherapy in a safe and confidential environment, to collaboratively explore any issues and difficulties you may be experiencing. My approach is integrative: I adapt my approach to suit the client’s needs and draw on a range of schools of psychology to work with each unique individual. See the next section for an expanded explanation of what this means in practice. 

How it works: We would start with an initial consultation session which allows us to both explore your reasons for seeking therapy and mutually determine whether or not we are a good fit to work together. 

I practice from two locations: Ladbroke Grove near Notting Hill in West London and Marylebone in Central London.

Please feel free to contact me for more details. 

Training, qualifications & experience


I am a Psychotherapist (UKCP registered) and Counselling Psychologist (HCPC registered and BPS chartered). I have several years' experience working with clients experiencing a wide range of difficulties, from anxiety, depression and relationship issues to personality disorders. I work with both long and short-term clients, though I aim to build a long-term therapeutic relationship with my clients. In addition to my private practice, I have also worked at MIND (the mental health charity) and the NHS.

How I work:

Ultimately, therapy is an opportunity to develop a greater understanding of who we are, and why we are the way we are. My integrative approach means that I draw on psychodynamic, humanistic, developmental and relational theory and practice to collaboratively explore the unique reality of each client, with compassion and curiosity, and without judgement. Exploring one's developmental history, for example, can help us to understand how early ways of adapting to the world might cause difficulties in the present, the adaptations no longer serving us as adults. Additionally, bringing unconscious processes into consciousness increases the likelihood that we can make different, more informed decisions in the present: Decisions that perhaps better serve us. The relational element of how I work means that some of the struggles the client experiences with others in the world (the macrocosm) are likely to manifest in the microcosm of the therapeutic space. These relational dynamics can then be explored in the "here-and-now" of the therapeutic relationship. This essentially means that the therapy space can act as an opportunity for clients to experiment with doing things differently. 


  • Doctor in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy by Professional Studies (DCPsych), Metanoia Institute / Middlesex University
  • Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy, Metanoia Institute
  • BA (Hons) in Psychology, University of South Africa
  • BSocSci in Psychology and Law, University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

Professional memberships:

UKCP (Registration 2011169995)
BPS (Membership 199777)
HCPC (Registration PYL043871)

I adhere to the ethical codes of practice of the UKCP, BPS and HCPC.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy


£100.00 - £120.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health

Additional information

I have a sliding scale of £100 to £120 per 50-minute session, depending on one's financial means. 

I offer a free 15-minute phone call should one want to speak briefly before booking an initial consultation. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer both daytime and evening sessions.

Apartment 10, 84 Southern Row, London, W10 5JS

The Cavendish Health Centre, 53 New Cavendish Street, Marylebone, London, W1G 9TQ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Dr Shaun Bruwer
Dr Shaun Bruwer