Shirley Banton

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Psychotherapist BACP
Available for new clients
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Harold Wood RM3 & Romford RM7
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do you struggle to make decisions? Or perhaps you have noticed a lack in motivation.  If so, you have come to the right place.

It's easy to forget how vulnerable the human mind can be to the challenges of everyday life. At times like this the presence of a sympathetic ear is welcomed.  I can offer you online, telephone and face to face counselling/therapy sessions.

My name is Shirley Banton I am a qualified Psychotherapist who offers a gentle, reassuring service for those who are experiencing difficult emotional issues in their lives.

If you're ready to get more clarity or want to take action call me now or visit my website.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified Psychotherapist and studied at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

As a Psychotherapist in private practice, I have over 10 years of experience in supporting clients from diverse backgrounds with various presenting issues. I am registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and hold a Diploma in Transpersonal Psychotherapy from the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE).

I have several years' experience of working with domestic violence and abuse survivors and have over 20 years' experience of working within further and higher education settings. This allows me to empathise and understand some of the stresses and pressures facing young adults and educators in their professional and personal lives. 

I use a person-centred approach coupled with my Transpersonal training and integrate other modalities to meet the unique and individual needs of each client. My mission is to empower my clients to live well and achieve their goals, by providing a safe, supportive, and confidential space for them to explore.    

Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling

Working with Women affected by Domestic Violence

Understanding and Managing Loneliness

Understanding Anxiety Disorders and Supportive Strategies

Bereavement Awareness

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£50.00 - £60.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Initial Consultation

I offer a free 15-minute consultation online before you decide to book a session. This give you a chance to ask any questions you might have and get a feel for how I work as a counsellor, psychotherapist before moving forward. You don’t have to say anything about your issues at this stage if you don’t want to. We may start off by working on a weekly basis, then fortnightly or monthly according to your needs.


£50 per session Online – 50mins

£60 per session Face 2 Face – 50mins

£40 Concession for student Counsellors (with paperwork evidence)

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

I understand that cancellations cannot be avoided at times but I would appreciate if I could be notified either by email or text 24hrs before your scheduled session. If I am notified of your cancellation within the 24hrs this will be transferred to your next session. Respectfully, If payment is not made there can be no session until the outstanding fee is paid. 

I welcome student counsellors & university students who require mandatory counselling for their diploma at a reduced rate of £40.00 (paperwork as evidence required) 

Church Road, Bates Business Centre, Old Brickworks, Harold Wood, Essex, RM3 0JA

Romford, Greater London, RM7

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Shirley Banton
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