Shefali Agrawal, MBACP Reg. (Accredited), Individual and Couple Counsellor
It is not unusual to reach a point where you experience difficulty in understanding and making sense of life and relationships. Most of the time, the help of family or friends will be enough to get you through. Sometimes, however, the difficulties persist, leaving you feeling anxious, depressed, angry or frustrated and questioning your ability or your confidence to cope. If you are at this stage, then counselling or psychotherapy may be the best way forward.
I am a BACP accredited psychotherapist and counsellor offering an emotionally safe and confidential therapeutic space for you to talk about thoughts, feelings or experiences you may not have felt able to explore. I use an integrative approach which means my training helps me draw on a range of theories and research to provide a supportive and collaborative therapy adapted to suit your needs.
Working together we can untangle some of the threads in your life to gain a clearer understanding of your feelings and experiences.This can then allow you to find a way forward.This might involve processing some significant life experiences, understanding how your past might be affecting you now or learning new strategies and techniques to help you in your everyday life.
My consulting rooms are based in the West Middlesex University Hospital campus, Isleworth and Twickenham. I am available for daytime & evening sessions during the week and morning sessions on a weekend.
Have a read of my qualifications & experience and if you feel you would like to make an appointment with me, we can discuss and arrange this. Feel free to call me on 07368 666 381 and ask any questions you may have about how we might work together. If I’m unable to answer your phone call, please leave a message and I will call you back.
Alternatively you can email me by clicking on the link at the top of the page.
Training, qualifications & experience
MBACP Reg. (Accredited) - Registered and Accredited with the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), the leading professional body of Counselling and Psychotherapy in the UK, and abide by their code of ethics.
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling (Integrative), School of Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology, Regents College, London
Foundation in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, City & Guilds University, London
Foundation Certificate in Psychotherapy and Counselling, School of Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology, Regents College, London
Masters in Business Administration
Bachelor of Science
Additional training in:
Solution Focused brief therapy
I have long standing clinical experience in the private, charitable, health and educational sector working with individuals and couples; helping people work towards personal goals including reducing anxiety, stress and depression, improving relationships at home and at work, building self-esteem, developing personal strengths, building assertiveness skills, reducing work stress, finding work/life balance, addressing anger issues, working through trauma, bereavement and loss, coping with chronic illness and pain.
I currently work for the NHS, at the Frimley Park hospital , as a Specialist Counsellor offering counselling support to the patients and their family members. In addition to this, I offer psychological support and clinical supervision to the staff team members of consultants and Nurses.
I have extensive experience in working with the psychological impact of living with cancer; having worked with patients, carers and those who have been bereaved at a cancer support centre on the West Middlesex University Hospital campus. I have worked with hospital inpatients in the Palliative Care Unit. I have offered Clinical Supervision to the Palliative Care Team of Consultants and Nurses at the hospital.
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.
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
£65 per session for Individuals
£90 per session for Couples
The counselling sessions are usually once a week and each session is for 50 minutes.
I have a limited number of concessionary places for those who are unemployed or on a low income.