Whitney Shaw-Dale, MA(merit), BSc(Hons), MBACP (reg.) - Psychotherapist
15-23 St. Pancras Way
07572 288 447
I am a registrant on the MBACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapist, and a member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) as well as the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapist (BACP). I have experience working with clients who have addiction difficulties, experienced emotional or physical abuse, depression and or anxiety, as well as a wider range of issues listed on my site. I also have a vast amount of experiences working in the charity, mental health, and NHS sector.
Life can present us with many challenges some of which may be harder to deal with than others. Depression, anxiety, bereavement, addictive behaviours, job loss and relationship break downs, to name a few, are just some of the many things in life which can cause emotional difficulties, and leave us feeling hopeless and unaware of what to do.
Regardless of the reason, therapy provides an open, safe, non-judgemental and confidential space to explore these difficulties. Research has shown that for therapy to be most effective it requires a supportive, open and trusting relationship between therapist and client, which is something that I highly value, and for some of my client's, therapy has been the first place in which they feel fully listened to and understood.
As a Gestalt Psychotherapist, the search for awareness and meaning, with a focus of the here-and-now (present moment) experience, is fundamental to the way in which I work.
I aim to aid clients in finding awareness of their current difficulties, or how they may have become blocked by negative thought patterns and behaviours that can leave them feeling unhappy, stuck or distressed.
One of the ways in which I do this is by incorporate creative experiments into the way I work, as a way to deepen awareness of these blocks. In turn, this can allow individuals to become more aware of themselves as a whole, and understand how how they think, feel and act in the present moment which often provide insight into these blocks. From this place of new insight, alleviation current issues and distresses often reduce. It is from this place, that individuals can begin to not only feel free from their blocks/distress, but to also feel free to make choiceful changes (a change based on new creative ways of thinking, rather than old and often out of awareness patterns of behaving), into how they now deal and cope with their current experience, or similar experiences which may arise in the future.
I work with both adults individual and couples (16 years of age plus), for either short-term (10-12 sessions or tailor-made to suit your needs) or long-term work (open ended). I am also insured and work in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA (merit) in Gestalt Therapy
- Postgraduate Diploma in Gestalt Therapy
- Postgraduate Certificate in Gestalt Therapy
- Diploma in Professional Development
- BSc(Hons) degree in Psychotherapy
- Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Techniques
- Adult Safeguarding Training
- Mental Health First Aid
- First Aid Training
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
Initial Assessment Appointment | £40.00
On-going Sessions | £45.00
Initial Assessment Appointment | £60.00
On-going Sessions | £65.00
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I currently have appointments available on a Tuesday
Types of client