Sheela Hollywood

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Psychotherapist & Counsellor, MSc, BA(Hons), UKCP Accred.
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Twickenham, TW2
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Whatever your reasons for seeking therapy, I will offer a safe, non-judgemental space, where we can explore the difficulties you are facing.

I am calm, warm and open, with a deep respect for your uniquness and individuality. My aim is to build a trusting relationship with you, to help you find the peace, change or growth you seek. 

I work with individuals over the age of 18years, both face-to-face and online, either open-ended or for an agreed time. 

Some (not all) of the issues I work with, include:
Cultural issues
Relationships and family

Initial Chat 
Please email or call to arrange a free, 15 minute introduction. You can ask any questions you have about me, or the therapeutic process here. I look forward to hearing from you. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a MSc in Humanistic Psychotherapy from the Metanoia Institute, accredited by the UKCP, and as a registered member I adhere strictly to the UKCP Code of Ethics. I am fully DBS checked and my personal indemnity insurance is with Oxygen. 

Alongside my private practice I run the Counselling Service within the Disability organisation, Richmond AID. There, I manage qualified and trainee counsellors and psychotherapists, and am passionate about their clinical development through empowerment, sharing knowledge and developing training plans for the betterment of the profession. I have a deep interest in social justice issues and sit on a working group for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, which informs UK psychotherapy training institutions.

I have a background in the arts which informs my therapeutic work, and I drew upon this throughout my years in frontline mental health at the charity Mind. Working within Mind’s Crisis Prevention service, I supported women and men struggling with severe and enduring mental health difficulties, engaging with them on a one-to-one basis as well as in groups. These groups ranged from the explorative, Creative Writing, to the psychoeducational Recovery from Trauma. This time offered me a deep insight into the myriad ways distress can present itself, cementing the trauma informed bedrock of my work.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

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.

Black, African and Asian Therapy Network (BAATN)

Black, African and Asian Therapy Network

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Therapies offered


£70.00 per session

Additional information

Sessions are £70 for 50 minutes, occasionally I have concessionary slots available.

Twickenham, TW2

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

DBS check

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For in-person sessions there is a flight of stairs to the therapy rooms with client toilets available.

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Sheela Hollywood
Sheela Hollywood