Shirley Chirewa

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Integrative Counsellor Dip. Couns, Reg. MBACP
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Staines-Upon-Thames, Surrey, TW18
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Talking about what you're going through does not have to be a last resort. As a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, I offer an open mind and a safe space for you to explore what’s important to you. My approach is rooted in connection, working relationally to build a therapeutic relationship and promote deeper self-awareness.

When you're ready to take the next step, I'm here for you. Together, we can navigate life's challenges and work towards your goals. Whether you're seeking support for anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or looking to enhance your overall well-being, I provide personalised counselling to meet your unique needs.

I offer a free 15-minute, no-obligation consultation to see if we're the right fit. So, if you're looking for a counsellor who values connection and provides a supportive space to navigate your feelings, then do reach out. Feel free to contact me to schedule your free consultation or to ask any questions you might have.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 - Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • Level 2 - Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Lot36 Counselling Services (2022 - present)
  • Phoenix Counselling Services (2022-2023)

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


£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

I have a limited number of consession slots available. Please reach out with any questions.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Don't be put off if you don't see a suitable day/time - get in touch and we'll sort something out. 

Further information

I am deeply passionate about exploring intergenerational trauma and family dynamics especially within the black community.  These areas of focus stem from both professional interest and personal experience, and are behind my dedication to helping others navigate their own journey with empathy and insight.

Staines-Upon-Thames, Surrey, TW18

Type of session


Types of client

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

Key details

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Online platforms

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Shirley Chirewa
Shirley Chirewa