Shirley Archibald-William

Shirley Archibald-William



07733261433 / 07733261433

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07733261433 / 07733261433

About me

About me

My name is Shirley, and I work with a person-centred approach, where clients are free to be.  I also use other modalities to enhance the therapeutic alliance.

I appreciate that we are unique and focussing on my clients needs I offer support as you gain awareness of the concerns that have taken control of your well being.  At your pace, I encourage open, self expression in a supported environment as you confront and/or challenge suppressed, hindering confusion, anxiety, depression, stress, etc. feelings, without judgement.

I also encourage building a 'toolbox' to recognize and confront inherent and future issues.

Relationships are with others as well as ourselves and working with relationship issues can provide insight of what we consider as important to us.

Counselling/therapy can also be used, for moving forward!  If you are at a 'stagnant' stage, you may want to review future opportunities not only with employment but self.  

I have been in private practice, in the heart of West Ealing for a number of years and have worked with renowned charitable organizations, such as CRUSE (bereavement), EACH Rise (Drug and Substance Abuse/Addictions) and YMCA (Young Men's Christian Association).  I currently enjoy working part time, at a primary school as a Counsellor.

Therapy can be considered for a host of relationship issues.  Therapy can be for anyone who is just not feeling themselves and are experiencing, vulnerability or:

Cultural awareness/differences/identity
Relationship issues
student life
family dynamics - including parental, carer
addictions – including sex, drugs and alcohol
emotional confusion/ matters of the heart
Low mood/ self-esteem
Single parenthood
Loss (including bereavement, intimacy & sexual concerns, identity, culture)

Sharing your journey, I will provide a non-judgemental listening ear, within a safe space, as you explore your emotions, thoughts and feelings, as you bid to find clarity and a better understanding of self. My work with children, adolescents and young adults, facilitates those who are encountering difficulties concerning family issues - growing up, self harming, low self-confidence, education, etc. I also work with parents and carers.

My practice is in a great transportation location for those residing in West Ealing and London. I can also travel to see my clients at an additional cost.

How I work

I am open to facilitating clients on a 1-1, couples, group basis, as well as offering online and telephone counselling. I offer long & short term work at the clients pace, to make sure they achieve fulfilment and empowerment to focus on their needs.

My experience extends to working with men, women, children, teenagers and adolescents.

I have extensive certified bereavement counselling and substance and alcohol addictions training. I am a qualified person-centred therapist and hold a diploma in therapeutic counselling and use a range of modalities to enable my client(s) to process their relationship issues.

What to expect

You are welcome to your free of charge, half hour session, where you will be received into my welcoming, comfortable, therapy room, in an easy to reach location.

You are able to work at your own pace as you share your issues, that have been difficult to deal with. My clients are always in total control of a session’s content.

Why choose me

I offer the 1/2 hour completely free. This gives us the opportunity to realise your needs and expectations, with the intention to establish a relationship of trust for future sessions. We can then look to arrange future dates/sessions should you wish to continue.

I also have limited concession sessions available for clients who are low earners and those claiming benefits.

I work in line with the BACP Ethical Framework, and work in a personable, caring and compassionate way with all clients.

Living is not just about existence but about experiencing our own values.

Finding the true significance of living, without judgement, emotional pain, anxiety and stress.  Adapting and growing and believing in self.

Connecting with self.

We deserve to find, appreciate and love self.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Counsellor, Dip.
  • CRUSE Bereavement Care - Counsellor
  • EACH, Ealing (substance & alcohol addiction/abuse) - Therapist
  • YMCA - Counsellor
  • Primary School, Northolt - Counsellor

Currently working part time as a Counsellor within a primary school as a Counsellor.

I also have long term experience working with national bereavement, alcohol, and substance addiction/ abuse agencies. I have also worked with abused women and adolescents, within the YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Association).

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Ethnicity & Culture

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Initial consultation/ getting to know each other, ½ hour – absolutely free!

​​Individuals                £50 p.h.

Couples                    £70 p.h.

An additional charge will apply, if travelling to you.

Can facilitate families.

Further information

Professional Membership -

BACP - British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists

BAATN - Black, African and Asian Therapist Network

Maps & Directions

London, W13

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


7 a.m. start, 8 p.m. last session

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme