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Shirley Archibald-William Dip. MBACP (Accred.)

London, W13
+14735343806 +14735343806 Registered / Accredited

About me

I sense it must have taken a lot for you to seek someone to share your journey of change. You may be suffering from concerns such as, anger, anxiety, grief, depression, low self-esteem, low self-worth, identity, self-harming, suicidal tendencies, loneliness, abuse, difficulty in your relationships, sexuality, co-workers, or simply just unsure of how you are feeling?

This could be anybody’s journey, male, female, couple, young person, lesbian, gay, trans., etc. and seeking change to the concerns that have kept us mentally and emotionally captive can be so deep and painful.  To find change sometimes can bring anguish, anxiety, depression and even self loathing. You do not have to feel or be alone.  I would like to share your journey to self understanding.  Let's talk!

As an experienced, accredited person-centered Therapist, I consider myself to be a non-judgemental, sensitive, respectful, genuine, and compassionate black woman, who genuinely wants to connect with her clients.  I work with individuals and couples’, short or long term, 1:1, face to face, online and/or telephone.

Therapy is so empowering and I pride myself to giving you the space to express your feelings without feeling inhibited.  In my practice I have experienced an ethnic diversity consisting of young people, couples and individuals and look forward to also welcoming and supporting you through your journey of discovery.
I offer a free ½ hour 'getting to know you' introductory session.


Please note:  Due to the pandemic my current number is, +1 473 534 3806 and I work via secure online platforms.

Please visit my website:  www.livelifewithlove.co.uk

Training, qualifications & experience

Amersham & Wycombe College - Counsellor, Dip.
CRUSE Bereavement Care - Accredited Bereavement Counsellor
EACH, Ealing (substance & alcohol addiction/abuse) - Therapist
YMCA - Counsellor for abused women
PLACE2BE - Art Therapist

Continuous CPD undertaken, via workshops, webinars, college training.

My experience:
CRUSE - Therapist
EACH - Addiction Counsellor
YMCA - Therapist, working with abused women and adolescents
PLACE2BE - Petts Hill School - Art Therapist
Private Practice - Therapist

Professional Membership:
BACP - British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists
BAATN - Black, African and Asian Therapist Network

Administrator for the Fr. Hilarion Cheshire (Nursing) Home

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.


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

British Association for Counselling & 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

I really enjoy working with clients relating to identity - sexuality, relationships, self doubt, depression and anxiety.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies

Photos & videos


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

​​Individuals                £60 p.h.

Couples                    £70 p.h.

An additional charge will apply, if travelling to you.

It would be my pleasure to also work with couples and families of all ethnicity.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

How I work

I am open to facilitating clients on a 1-1 and couples basis - face to face, online & telephone counselling.

I offer long & short term work at the clients pace, to make sure they achieve fulfilment & empowerment to focus on their needs.

Though my experience extends to working with men, women, children, teenagers & adolescents I generally work with individuals and couples.

I have extensive bereavement counselling & substance & alcohol addictions training. I am a qualified person-centred therapist & use a range of modalities to enable my client(s) to process their issues.

What to expect

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.

I will be working via Skype from the 10.12.2018 through 17.06.2019; thereafter 1:1 sessions will resume.  If this is acceptable, please make contact.

I invite you to a complimentary 30 minute session, where you will be welcomed into my comfortable therapy room, West London.

Why choose me

In our initial session, you will have the opportunity to realise whether your needs & expectations can be met in future sessions. We can then look to arrange future dates/sessions should you wish to continue.

I work in line with the BACP Ethical Framework, & work in a personable, caring & 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 & stress. Adapting, growing & believing in self.

Connecting with self.

We deserve to find, appreciate & love self.

West Ealing

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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.

Wheelchair user access

I work online. My cosy work space is on the 4th floor of a private block, there is no lift. I offer beverages when you arrive with a welcoming smile.


7 a.m. start, 9 p.m. last session

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Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Shirley Archibald-William Dip. MBACP (Accred.)

Shirley Archibald-William Dip. MBACP (Accred.)