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I have a site specifically for online counselling and psychotherapy at: www.e-therapist.uk if you would like to know more about having your sessions remotely. You can also make a booking now for in-person / face-to-face appointments in Canary Wharf here

About me
I am a chartered counselling psychologist and trained psychotherapist in private practice in Canary Wharf (E14) and you can visit me here in person or connect online.

I work with adults as individuals and also couples. I am experienced in helping my clients work through a range of life’s difficulties. This may be long-term struggles (e.g. anxiety, depression, self esteem) or more recent upsetting events (e.g. bereavement, stress, relationship difficulties) or psychological symptoms (e.g. sleep difficulties, panic, anger). I have worked clinically in a number of settings and with clients from a variety of backgrounds and presenting difficulties. These settings have spanned hospital contexts, not-for-profit organisations as well as private practice. I am also very pleased to hear from private individuals considering entering counselling and so I have endeavoured to make my practice as accessible as possible in terms of affordability, disability and diversity. I aim to bring a down-to-earth and approachable manner in working with clients.

On a more personal note, I am South-African born and have been living in London for the previous 22 years. On relocating myself in the UK, I set about establishing dual career paths. Before dedicating my career to psychotherapy and psychology, I also worked in the pressurised world of the media and communications departments in high-profile organisations. The blend of my two cultural and professional backgrounds helps me bring a grounded and practical stance to what might seem like lofty and inaccessible psychological ideas.

My areas of work
I work generally with individuals facing common human struggles and couples wanting to resolve their difficulties. We all go through rocky periods in our lives and therapy can help you smooth a way forward. Some examples of how therapy can help you move through difficulties include:

  • Understanding what might be causing problems and repetitive patterns.
  • Clarifying what direction you want to take in your life.
  • Exploring problems with intimate relationships or family members.
  • Overcoming trauma - be it from childhood or more recently.
  • Coping with loss and bereavement.
  • Managing workplace issues such as stress, bullying and career decisions.

In particular, I have worked extensively with bereavement, domestic violence and adult survivors of childhood abuse. In addition, examples of my experience include stress, identity issues, panic disorders, eating disorders and self harm, anxiety and depression. You can see a full list on my website.

I am currently taking on a limited number of in-person clients due to the pandemic. Please view my website for availability of these slots.

I would be happy to discuss with you the most secure method of conducting secure online therapy. And please view my virtual and in-person availability at: www.counsellingcanarywharf.co.uk/book.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy  – Middlesex University
  • Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy – Metanoia Institute / UKCP accredited course
  • Graduation Diploma in Psychology – University of East London
  • NCFE in Person-Centred Counselling - BACP accredited course
  • Bachelor of Arts: Psychology and Communications – University of South Africa
  • Member of the EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) Association

In addition, I am committed to continuing professional development (CPD). This means that I am always updating my skills and keeping abreast of new knowledge by attending regular training modules, conferences and workshops.

I have previously worked in organisations providing counselling to bereaved adults; women struggling with domestic violence; as well as the charity Mind where I counselled people with a range of psychological symptoms including anxiety and depression, stress, panic disorders and suicidal thoughts.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BPS

British Psychological Society

British Psychological Society

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP

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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

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Fees

Free initial telephone or online session

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • BUPA
  • AXA PPP
  • Aviva
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

A 50-minute session costs £100 for individuals and £120 for couples. You are able to check my availability, book and pay for your session immediately at https://counsellingcanarywharf.co.uk/book/. I also accept payment by invoice payable before your session or by card after your session. I am a recognised provider with a number of leading health insurances and please contact me if you do not see your insurer listed. 

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

My client appointment hours are 11am to 8pm Monday to Thursday and 11am to 5pm on Fridays. See my website to book. 

Further information

In particular, I have worked extensively with bereavement, domestic violence and adult survivors of childhood abuse. In addition, examples of my experience include stress, identity issues, panic disorders, eating disorders and self harm, anxiety and depression. You can see a full list on my website.


I am offering just a few in-person sessions in Canary Wharf to those who online therapy would be unsuitable. I am also happy to do blend of in-person and remote therapy to suit your circumstances. You can make a booking at www.counsellingcanarywharf.co.uk/book

At your first session, or assessment, we will discuss what brings you to therapy and what you hope to get out of it. I will be honest with you about how we could work together to tackle the difficulties you are facing. If you then decide that it is for you, we will agree an initial time frame to work towards and review your progress regularly.

Unit 68 Cannon Workshops
Cannon Drive
London
E14 4AS

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

I am located on the ground floor. There is only one step and a ramp can be provided on request. There is also free on site parking if notice is given that you would like to park.

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Dr Sherylin Thompson

Dr Sherylin Thompson