Sheila Davis MBACP
I am an experienced and fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist.
My areas of speciality are with couples and individuals in relationship and psychosexual work.
I work in Barnes SW13. The location is quiet and tranquil yet close to good transport links. I offer daytime and evening appointments.
Unresolved problems in our relationships lead to great distress, loss of confidence and self esteem and sometimes to depression and psychosomatic illness. It can become really hard to understand the real reasons for these problems as so many lie in our unconscious but influence our patterns of thinking, emotions,choices and reactions. No wonder we feel stuck!
It is my role to facilitate greater understanding and perspective; to encourage positive communication. It's about making things more conscious.. It is from here that clients are empowered to make positive changes and engage with life more meaningfully.
This process is not time limited but I discuss progress with clients at regular intervals and terminates when I and the clients feel that is safe and appropriate.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at London Marriage Guidance Council (now The Tavistock Centre for Couple Therapy) and gained first a diploma in couple counselling and shortly after the diploma in psychosexual therapy.
I worked at London Marriage Guidance Council for 8 years. My years there gave me a broad experience across all groups of the community.
For the last 10 years I have been in private practice and affiliated to Relate.
In addition, my capacity as a Senior Speech Therapist at Great Ormond Street Hospital, included secondment to the Department of Psychological Medicine and Family Therapy Dept.
I have regular supervision and undertake continuous professional development.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I charge £60 per 50-minute session. For those in genuine need or who are unemployed I offer a reduced rate for daytime sessions only.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Flexible times during the day and Mon - Thurs. Evening sessions.
Types of client