Carmel ShealyIntegrative psychotherapist
Before qualifying as a psychotherapist, I worked for many years at a senior level in both the public and private sectors within the human resources profession.
I particularly enjoyed the inter-personal relationship side of my HR role and this led me to make my own personal transition into psychotherapy as a profession.
My psychotherapy and counselling training was undertaken at the School of Psychotherapy & Psychology at Regent’s University London. The training also included clinical practice in both the NHS and charity sector.
As a qualified psychotherapist, I am registered with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I'm also an affiliate member of the British Menopause Society (BMS).
My therapeutic way of working can be described as integrative, which blends psychoanalytic, existential and humanistic theory and practice.
Essentially, this allows for a flexible therapeutic approach, whereby the client and therapist explore the nature of how we relate to each other and the world around us, which is an integral part of the therapeutic process.
It is my belief that the client will determine what they bring to therapy which can be helpful when someone is trying to gain a greater understanding of their self and how they relate to others.
Issues often worked with
I am able to offer a free 30-minute initial telephone consultation.
50-minute therapy sessions cost £75.
Sessions can either be on a short-term basis or over a longer period of time, depending on what it is that brings you to therapy. They can be via video link or face-to-face in my private practice, which is a 10 minute walk from Highams Park station on the Overground.
In certain circumstances and by individual discussion, I may be able to offer concessions to clients who may be on a low income or in education.
Training and qualifications
PG Dip Psychotherapy & Counselling, Regents University London 2020
Foundation Certificate in Counselling, Regents University London 2017
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Working with Complex Grief - British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Understanding Menopause BACP 2021
Uncertainty: An Existential Perspective - Ernesto Spinelli - 18 January 2021 Online Events
A Matter of Death and Life - Irvin Yalom - 8 March 2021 Online Events
Working with Psychosis: - Philip Hill HCC 12 March 2021