Sheila Lauchlan MSc Relationship Psychotherapy, UKCP, AFT, SCPI

Sheila Lauchlan MSc Relationship Psychotherapy, UKCP, AFT, SCPI


01932 866171 / 07979657092

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About me

Going through change, adjustment, crisis, or just experiencing a dilemma that is difficult to resolve?

I am a relationship, couple and family therapist based in Cobham.  I have 20 years experience of working with individuals, couples, families, children and adolescents.  When people encounter difficulties in their lives, this often affects relationships, and so I focus on communication patterns, and how these patterns create repetitive cycles which are familiar, but difficult to break. Once the patterns are identified, it is possible to find new solutions to life's dilemmas, and new patterns of thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

I work both short and long term.  No problem is too small, but equally I have spent many years working in psychiatric services, and so I embrace all mental health issues, including bereavement, anxiety and depression.  I also use CBT techniques and EMDR to unblock traumatic reactions which have never been processed, I have found that mindfulness can be very effective in managing anxiety.

I also offer supervision to students and qualified counsellors and psychotherapists.

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc Systemic Psychotherapy

For many years I worked in both adult and child and adolescent psychiatry. I have also work in schools and universities.

Private practice 20 years

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

EMDR has proved to be particularly useful in processing birth trauma. In my experience, birth traumas can have an adverse affect on relationships, and so I usually combine this with couple therapy.


£70 per hour individuals, £90 per hour couples and £120 per hour families.

Further information

I offer daytime, evening and weekend appointments.

Maps & Directions

Cobham, KT11

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I work every day and have a few evening and weekend appointments

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I offer supervision to trainee and qualified counsellors and psychotherapists.  Systemic Psychotherapy can link to any modality.  In fact it has been called humanistic with a twist.  I have run supervision groups in a university counselling setting, and now provide individual sessions in my private practice.

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