Sheila McKinley MSc, PGDip, BPC

Sheila McKinley  MSc, PGDip, BPC

About me

I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist with a private practice in West London.

Contacting a psychotherapist or counsellor can feel daunting, but it may be one of the most rewarding things you can do.

Psychotherapy can help if you are finding life a struggle; finding life meaningless or your relationships empty. Maybe you have suffered a bereavement or feel constantly sad or anxious; feel out of control or worrying about everything. Perhaps I can help.

It is important to find a therapist you feel you can trust, so you can talk openly about how you feel. Our first session will give you the time and space to decide if you would like us to work together. If we agree to continue we would meet every week at the same time for 50 minutes.

I am experienced in both short-term work and in longer therapy seeing people either once or twice a week. I also supervise counsellors and psychotherapists who want to explore a psychodynamic perspective.  I practice confidentially and abide by my professional body's code of ethics.

My practice is a few minutes from Isleworth Station, with frequent trains from Waterloo, Putney, Hounslow, Twickenham, Staines and Chertsey. It is very near frequent buses from Richmond, Chiswick, Shepherd's Bush, Twickenham, Staines and Sunbury. It is a short walk from Osterley Tube Station on the Piccadilly Line. There are no parking restrictions if you wish to drive.

You can contact me by email or phone and I will get back to you as soon as I can. If, after talking together, it seems therapy may be helpful to you we can arrange to meet. This first meeting will help us both decide if therapy will be helpful to you. If we agree to work together we will then arrange to meet, either for a fixed period or for a longer time.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist with an MSc and a PGDip. I trained at WPF Therapy, whose rigorous training is accredited by BACP, UKCP and BPC. I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Supervision awarded by the Society of Analytical Psychology (SAP).

I am qualified to provide psychodynamic psychotherapy for both short-term work and for longer therapy, either once or twice a week.

I work with adults of all ages and have experience working with people with a wide range of difficulties, such a depression, anxiety, stress, bereavement and loss, relationship problems, work difficulties, long-term illness and spiritual distress.

I am registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and the Foundation of Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC) and abide by their ethical principles.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Long-term Illness
Life Limiting Illness


I believe psychotherapy should be available to everyone who can benefit from it.  I operate a sliding scale of fees based on your income, within a range £25 - £65.  

I base my fee on 2% of your net income (after tax).  For instance, if you earn £1500 each month the charge for each session will be £30; if you earn £2000 it will be £40; and if you earn £3000 it will be £60.

Maps & Directions

Isleworth, TW7

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified



Types of client

Older adults

Supervision & training

I believe supervision is an essential part of ethical counselling and psychotherapy, as it protects and enriches the work with clients. .

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