Counselling and psychotherapy in East London and by Skype for adults facing stuck and difficult times in their lives
Counsellor & Psychotherapist, Canary Wharf
Research says that one in five Britons has consulted a counsellor or psychotherapist?* You are certainly not alone in turning to professional support to help you through a difficult time. I could meet with you in person at my practice in the Docklands of East London or connect with you through the convenience of Skype.
Life is full of challenges – bringing a range of emotions from triumph to despair. Change, welcomed or dreaded, is always just around the corner. Challenges and change can bring fantastic opportunities and they can also bring anxiety, loss and deep uncertainty.
Sometimes we long for personal change that will release us from the same old struggles coming up again and again. Sometimes we cling to what is familiar, even if painful, just because it is better than the unknown.
Counselling and psychotherapy can help you manage the difficulties that you face right now – be they overwhelming or just a niggling concern. It can also help you understand the roots of problems that hold you stuck or keep you circling in a confusing whirlpool of thoughts, emotions and behaviour.
What counselling help with
I work generally with adults facing common human difficulties. We all go through rocky periods in our lives and therapy can help you smooth a way forward. Some examples of how therapy can help you move through difficulties include:
• Understanding what might be causing problems and repetitive patterns.
• Clarifying what direction you want to take in your life.
• Exploring problems with intimate relationships or family members.
• Overcoming trauma - be it from childhood or more recently.
• Coping with loss and bereavement.
• Managing workplace issues such as stress, bullying and career decisions.
Sherylin Thompson BA UKCP MBACP
I am a fully trained and registered psychotherapist in private practice. I have previously worked in organisations providing counselling to bereaved adults; women struggling with domestic violence; as well as the charity Mind where I counselled people with a range of psychological symptoms including anxiety and depression, stress, panic disorders and suicidal thoughts.
I am a member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) as well as accredited by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapists (UKCP) and abide by their ethical guidelines. This means that I am an approved practioner and am regularly supervised to ensure professional practice. I am also working towards a doctorate in emotional difficulties of adult survivors of childhood abuse. I expect to achieve chartered psychologist status through the British Psychological Society (BPS) in 2012.
I am South-African born and have been living in London for the previous 12 years. My career, before practicing as a psychotherapist, has been in media and communications. The blend of my two professional backgrounds helps me bring a down-to-earth and practical understanding to what might seem like lofty and inaccessible psychological ideas.
I work with adults in person at my practice in Canary Wharf. I also offer therapy by skype to individuals who find it difficult to access therapy in any other way.
The practice is less than an eight-minute walk from Canary Wharf Underground Station (Jubilee Line) as four minutes from West India Quay DLR station. This is less than a 15-minute journey from London Bridge, Bank, Tower Hill, Greenwich and Stratford.
At your first session, we will discuss what brings you to therapy and what you hope to get out of it. I will be honest with you about how we could work together to tackle the difficulties you are facing. If you then decide that it is for you, we will agree an initial time frame to work towards and review your progress regularly. It is important that you can commit to a 50-minute session at the same time every week to make sure that you get the most out of therapy. I will hold this space open just for you but will always do my best to reschedule appointments if possible.
Training and qualifications
- Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy (pending submission 2012) – Middlesex University
- Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy – UKCP / Metanoia Institute
- Graduation Diploma in Psychology – University of East London
- NCFE in Person-Centred Counselling – BACP
- Bachelor of Arts: Psychology and Communications – University of South Africa
* The statistic, of 1 in 5 Brittons consulting a counsellor or psychotherapist, comes from the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists. For more information, see: Click Here