Dr Sherylin Thompson CPsychol DCPsych UKCP MBACP (Canary Wharf, E14)
I have a site specifically for online counselling psychology and psychotherapy at: www.e-therapist.uk if you would like to know more about having your sessions remotely.
I am a counselling psychologist and psychotherapist in private practice in Canary Wharf (E14). I am recognised by the UK's leading professional organisations for counselling and psychotherapy, the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) as well the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapists (UKCP) and I am a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS), the governing body for psychologists and the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC).
I combine my leaning towards professional accomplishment with a down-to-earth and approachable manner in working with clients. I have worked clincially 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 currently work with leading insurance and Employee Assistance Programmes to meet the high-quality service demands of their corporate clients. I am a recognised by Aviva, AXA PPP, Bupa and Cigna. I also accept GP referrals in Tower Hamlets and am experienced in working with a diversity of concerns. 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.
On a more personal note, I am South-African born and have been living in London for the previous 20 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 only working remotely due to the pandemic
I would be happy to discuss with you the most secure method of conducting secure online therapy.
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
- HCPC registered: The title “Counselling Psychologist” can only be used by those registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), an independent regulator set up by the Health and Social Work Professions Order 2001. The HCPC only registers people who meet the standards it sets for training, professional skills, behaviour and health.
- Chartered Psychologist: Chartered psychologist status with the British Psychological Society (BPS) reflects the highest standard of psychological knowledge and expertise. Chartered Psychologist status is the BPS gold standard, demonstrating a commitment to professional development and high ethical standards of practice, teaching and research. Chartered psychologists are entitled to use the designation 'CPsychol'.
- UKCP registered: The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapists (UKCP) holds national registers of psychotherapists, listing those practitioners who meet exacting standards and training requirements. This includes meeting established standards of professional practice as well as abiding by the UKCP's Code of Ethics and requirements for continued professional development.
- BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (formerly known as UKRCP): The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy register is assessed and accredited under a scheme set up by the Department of Health. It is administered by an independent body, accountable to Parliament, the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (the Authority).
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.
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.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
British Psychological Society
British Psychological Society
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.
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
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
A 50-minute session costs £90 for individuals and £100 for couples. You are able to check my availability, book and pay for your session immediately at https://canarywharfcounselling.co.uk/book/. I also accept payment by invoice payable before your session or by card after your session. I am also a recognised provider for private health insurance such as AXA PPP, Aviva, Bupa and Cigna and am happy to accept payment through these and other schemes.
My client appointment hours are 11am to 8pm Monday to Thursday and 11am to 5pm on Fridays.
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.