Victoria Shalet MBACP - Individual and Couples Therapist

Victoria Shalet MBACP - Individual and Couples Therapist

Barnsbury Therapy Rooms
144 Liverpool Road
N1 1LA

07580 447826

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Barnsbury Therapy Rooms
144 Liverpool Road
N1 1LA

07580 447826

About me

I believe that we all have the potential to take charge of our lives and that the therapeutic relationship can work to harness that power. Celebrating the best parts of ourselves can help us to grow or change the parts we are less confident about.

I am a warm, compassionate and empathetic humanistic psychotherapist and counsellor. I work with individuals and couples and provide a safe and confidential space to talk through whatever brings you to this point in your life. Therapy takes the form of a conversation between the two/three of us where I work to support you on your exploration to find a more satisfying way of being.

Therapy can help us at many times in our lives. We may start when we are struggling with life and feel stuck in patterns of behaviour that no longer work for us. You may want to bring any unresolved issues, current difficulties or hopes for the future.

Working as a humanistic psychotherapist and counsellor means that I see you as an individual: someone who is made up of a body, emotions, thoughts, sensations and perceptions with your own unique experience of life, one that only you know.

There is no set number of sessions and therapy can be brief (6-8 sessions) or long-term. I offer face-to-face, online and phone sessions.

About me

Before training to be a Psychotherapist, I spent 23 years working as an actor in film, television, theatre and radio. This career of observing the human condition fuelled my interest in people and how the mind works, why we do the things we do and how our interior world manifests itself in our behaviour and the space we take in the world around us.

I am passionate about relationship and communication and enjoy working with couples at any stage of their relationship. I am clear that all relationships need cherishing (even from the beginning) and that learning how to do so can reap rewards.

As a mother, I feel particularly attuned to the sensitivities of children and issues to do with childhood. Alongside the understanding of the changing dynamics in families once children arrive.

Through my professional experience I have a great understanding of the uncertainty and joy that comes with freelance creative careers and how that can affect our self-esteem and world-view.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained at Spectrum Training, the largest humanistic centre for therapy in the country. I am committed to continued professional development and regularly attend courses to further my knowledge and experience.

My in-depth training has included the following courses:

  • Oxford Cambridge and RSA Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Spectrum One Year Course in Psychotherapy
  • Spectrum Postgraduate Certificate in Psychotherapy
  • Basic Sexuality
  • Childhood Sexual Abuse: Occurrence and Prevention
  • Working with Anger
  • Developing Clinical Skills
  • Brief Therapy
  • Fathers and Daughters
  • Working with Couples Training

I recently completed Levels 1 and 2 in Relational Life Therapy with Terry Real which focuses on working specifically with couples.

I am a member of the BACP and work in accordance with their Ethical Framework

I have been a volunteer counsellor with the Place2Be – working with children in schools, where I received extensive training - and at Mountfield GP Surgery.

I have also worked as a counsellor at Haringey Women’s Forum working with women in difficult situations and as a Samaritan where I spoke to and worked with people in crisis.

I am in regular supervision with a UKCP accredited supervisor to ensure the highest standard of care and in personal therapy for my own growth and self care.

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£70 per 50 minute session for Individuals

£90 per 60 minute session for Couples

Further information

I also offer Skype and telephone sessions.

Maps & Directions

London, N1 1LA

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Currently I have space on Thursday afternoons between 1-4pm for face to face. Alternatively, I can offer Skype/Facetime on other day/ times.

Types of client