Shelley Lamprell-Josephs PGDip, BA(Hons), Integrative (Holistic) Psychotherapist
** Skype & Zoom sessions available in line with social distancing and for anyone who is unable to get to my therapy room**
I am a qualified compassionate and empathic Counsellor and Counselling Supervisor, with a holistic approach, who has had many years experience in caring and supporting people of all ages. I believe that everyone should be treated as an individual, looking at the best, personal approach for you. Prior to becoming a counsellor I started my professional life as a Nurse and then moved into social care, to become a Senior Domestic Abuse / Homelessness Project Worker. I have worked with people who have had a wide range of physical / mental health and social care issues for over 28 years. I am here to support you through your struggles, on your person healing journey.
As a therapist, I am a bereavement and terminal illness speciailist, as well as working with, low self-esteem, anxiety and panic attacks, domestic violence, trauma, all types of abuse, chronic illness, depression / mental health issues, spiritual / life meaning, autistic spectrum (ASD), family and relationship issues, life and work issues and all aspects of personal wellbeing. I also have many years of experience of working with spirituality and issues related to life-purpose.
I use an individualised, integrated approach to counselling, which means that I assess your own personal needs to find the right form of counselling for you. My specialties including: Person-Centred / Humanistic, Transpersonal, Existential, Gestalt Therapy and CBT, as well as art and creative therapies. I strongly believe that every human being is unique, with different needs that need to be considered compassionately and without judgement. This is how I work with all my clients.
I am also a qualified Counselling Tutor at a local college, as well as providing counselling and emotional support for various health and social care organisations such as YMCA and Victim Support and some other private companies. I was a Care and Support Manager for people with complex needs and Founding Director of Solace End of Life Support offering end of life and pre-bereavement support to clients and their families. In addition, I previously worked with the NHS and also with Woman's Trust and Women's Aid, St Josephs's Hospice (London), Marie Curie, and Macmillan Dove. Also East Thames Housing Association and several other Housing Associations and Domestic Violence projects I have my own private practice and I am fully insured with a current DBS clearance (previously CRB police check).
I am also a fully registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
Fully Insured and Enhanced DBS Checked
PGDip Integrative Health & Social Care
BA (Hons) Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy - First Class
Advanced Diploma in Health and Social Care
Holistic Counselling Diploma
Professional Bereavement & Loss Training
End of Life Practitioner and Teaching Diploma
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Diploma Certificate in Personal Development and Wellbeing
Professional Domestic Violence / Abuse Training
Diploma in Complex Trauma
DTLLS (Diploma) Trainer for Adult Education
Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Integrated Counselling Supervision (Sept 2020)
Prof. Mick Cooper Training: Goals in Therapy: Actualising Our Deepest Directions (July 2020)
Prof. Mick Cooper Training: Pluralist Approach to Therapy (July 2020)
Prof. Mick Cooper Training: Relational Depth in Counselling & Psychotherapy
Norfolk County Council: Safeguarding Trainer Certificate (May & October 2018)
One to One Project: Working Creatively with Trauma (November 2016)
St Josephs Hospice: End of Life and Bereavement training for Counsellors (March - June 2014)
NHS: Advanced Communication and Counselling Skills (June 2014)
Macmillan Dove: Bereavement training course (November 2013)
Soul Midwifery: Holistic End of Life Care Course (November 2013)
Woman’s Trust: Domestic Violence Counselling Course (October 2012)
Marie Curie: End of Life Care and Support Course (October 2012)
Impact: Suicide and Self-Harm Course (May 2011)
Refuge: Domestic Violence and Housing Law (August 2010)
Refuge: Domestic Violence: Family and Criminal Law (Sept 2010)
Foyer Federation: Certificate in Life Coaching (2009)
East Thames: Health & Safety Risk Assessment training (2009)
East Thames: Emotional Support and Difficult Communication (2009)
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
I have over 28 years experience in the care and support profession, working with many many people needing intensive emotional support. I have supported people with issues such as drugs and alcohol, domestic violence, bereavement, health and welfare, mental health issues, housing, benefits / finances, personal and spiritual development. I have spent the last four years counselling people who are experiencing domestic violence, bereavement, terminal / chronic illness and spiritual issues.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Chronic illness related depression and anxiety, and other mental health disorders related to chronic illness. Conditions include:
- Lupus (SLE and related conditions)
- Sjogren's Syndrome
- Cardiac and Respiratory Conditions
- and many other chronic conditions / illnesses
Counselling & Psychotherapy:
Initial Session: (1 to 1½ hours) - £50
Online Sessions: (1 hour) - £40 per session
Individual Face to Face Sessions: (1 hour) - £50 per session
Couples / Groups Sessions: (1 hour) - £60 per session
**Discounts available for block / multiple sessions paid in advance**
Counselling & Psychotherapy Supervision:
I am currently training as an Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy Clinical Supervisor. I am therefore offering reduced rate supervision as part of my training, as follows:
Sessions - 1 hour = £25 (whilst training)
Sessions - 1½ hour (90 mins) = £35 (whilst training)
(Concessions also available for keyworkers, students and people on benefits / low-incomes - please feel free to discuss your situation and I will do my best to accommodate).
Concessions offered for
See session costs below or feel free to contact me to discuss your circumstances and I will do my best to help if I can.