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I am a qualified and registered psychotherapist with private practises in Rickmansworth and North London (Primrose Hill).
Clients reach out to a psychotherapist at a point in their lives when they need help and are at their lowest point. You have no other option but to seek help from a psychotherapist. You may suffer from depression, anxiety or/and panic attacks, eating disorders, self-sabotaging behaviours, relationship issues, anger or self -harm and the list can go on. These symptoms are very difficult to manage and can start to interfere in your daily life such as your relationships, everyday life, professional life or marriage, you may stop socialising and isolating yourself and you don’t know where to turn.
As a psychotherapist, I make sure that I am there with a holding space for you where you feel safe and not judged to speak about what you are going through and how you are feeling and thinking.
Over the years as a psychotherapist I have helped clients overcome anxiety, depression, panic attacks, eating disorders, trauma, relationship issues, bereavement, childhood trauma, marriage/couple counselling, identity crisis and other concerns. I believe that you don't have to suffer from mental health to seek help from a psychotherapist and counsellor. At times life can become stressful and interfere with your daily life and you feel the need to find a place to talk and explore your feelings.
I am a qualified and accredited/registered counsellor/psychotherapist offering counselling and psychotherapy in Central London near Mayfair, Bond Street, Oxford Street and Harley street. I also have a second practise in Rickmansworth.
I recognise that weekly face-to-face sessions are not always possible for all clients, including busy executives who travel extensively or who are based abroad. My counselling services are tailored for each client to combine personal meetings with Skype and/or phone session and maintain regular contact and to ensure continuity of your therapy.
BSc (Hons) Psychology
MA in Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Psychoanalysis
Psychoanalytic Studies at Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research (CFAR)
Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy clinical qualification from The Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis
I began the early years of my career working in the Homelessness sector with extremely vulnerable clients suffering from mental health, homeless young adolescents, teenage mothers, domestic violence, self-harm and drug abuse. Through my psychotherapeutic journey I have gained clinical experience through various placements at charity mental health organisations.
My experience includes working at the prestigious Psychiatric Unit of the Maudsley Hospital and being involved in the Schizophrenic Twin Studies project as an assistant research psychologist. I then worked closely with children under the ages on 10 years at an autistic unit in a special needs school and then took up my role as a counsellor with City and Hackney Mind and Psychosis Therapy Project with Islington Mind.
My own extensive personal psychotherapy as part of my psychotherapy and counselling training that has enabled me to gain inner understanding and knowledge of what the psychotherapy journey involves. I understand that taking the first step in psychotherapy can be very daunting but let me assure you, if you are reading this then you have already begin thinking about making a change in your life.
I work with people from all traditions, cultures, religious and ethnic backgrounds
I hold myself to professional codes of ethics and guidance set by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) thereby assuring the utmost confidentiality to all my clients.
Mental health concerns such as anxiety can be extremely worrying as they can create a unexplained fear of things, bodily sensations, you can’t stop thinking and worrying about things, unexplained worries to do with health.
Depression can make you lose interest in things you liked doing, you lose your motivation and drive. You may feel weepy most of the time, low moods, not feel like getting out of bed. You might feel you have a dark cloud hanging over you that you are unable to explain. Counselling and Psychotherapy will help you to overcome these unexplained feelings, thoughts and behaviour and make shifts in your life to begin living and flourishing again
During your psychotherapy and counselling journey, I do my level best to provide you with a safe and confidential space where you can work through your thoughts and feelings and begin to remove the layers to explore the underlying causes. Becoming aware of why you may be suffering from symptoms associated with depression, anxiety or other mental health concerns will help you to develop resources within you to find the way forward.
Please feel free to contact me by email, text or call if you wish to ask me any questions or just have a chat to ask me how i can help you. I will do my best to respond to you
I am experienced in helping clients who have experienced difficulties with:
General Anxiety Disorder
Divorce and Separation;
My psychotherapy practice in Rickmansworth can be reached via the Metropolitan line or Chiltern trains only 20 minutes from Marylebone. The practice is within easy reach of Croxley Green, Watford, St Albans, Hemel Hempstead, Northwood, Pinner, Chorleywood, Harrow, Uxbridge, Northwick Park, Wembley, Moor Park, Denham, Finchley Road, Marylebone, Baker Street, Chesham, Chalfont and Amersham.
The Psychotherapy practice in Central London is near Mayfair, Bond Street, Harley Street and can easily be accessed via Bond Street station on the Central and jubilee line. It is within easy reach of Finchley Road, Oxford street, Regents Park, Belsize Park, Swiss Cottage, Maida Vale, Baker Street, Bond Street, St John's Wood, Marylebone, Kings Cross, Islington and Camden.
Just a little note to say thank you for all your support over the last year or so. I can really see the changes I have made and feel our work together has been very constructive...'
I have had the opportunity to sit with Shireen who is amazing. She actually listens to you which i feel is rare. I felt safe talking to her which is so important...I would definitely recommend Shireen's sessions
Amazing woman who listens patiently and makes you feel completely at ease, highly recommend her
My session with Shireen have really helped me to understand my anxiety and learn ways to cope with it. The support has made a big difference to my life. Thank you Shireen for always being approachable and for listening.
Shireen's understating of human emotion is undeniably accurate as she lets you tell your own story
Please do feel free to either call or text me on 0203 488 4231 or even drop an email on email@example.com have a chat about how I can help you. If i don't answer your call I am likely with a client so do leave a message and I will be sure to contact you within 24 hours
I cannnot describe how grateful I am to the professional team of this practice. I have been directed in right direction for the type of therapy I needed at the time and the right therapist was matched for my needs. That initial consultation was worth every penny!My therapist was guiding me through all the necessary aspects of things I need to know about my situation and feelings. In a very gentle way he helped me to learn to manage my emotions and take the right decisions. Thank you so much!!! More...