Sheila Davis – Barnes, SW13
Relationship psychotherapist for couples and individuals.
I am an experienced and fully qualified counsellor and relationship psychotherapist.
I work in Barnes SW13. Both locations are quiet and tranquil yet close to good transport links. I offer daytime and evening appointments.
Unresolved problems in our relationships lead to great distress, loss of confidence and self esteem and sometimes to depression and psychosomatic illness. It can become really hard to understand the real reasons for these problems as so many lie in our unconscious but influence our patterns of thinking, emotions, choices and reactions. No wonder we feel stuck!
It is my role to facilitate greater understanding and perspective; to encourage positive communication.Its about making things more conscious.. It is from here that clients are empowered to make positive changes and engage with life more meaningfully.
This process is not time limited but I discuss progress with clients at regular intervals and terminates when I and the clients feel that is safe and appropriate
I trained at London Marriage Guidance Council (now The Tavistock Centre for Couple Therapy) and gained first a diploma in couple counselling and shortly after the diploma in psychosexual therapy.
I worked at London Marriage Guidance Council for 8 years. My years there gave me a broad experience as relationship psychotherapist across all groups of the community.
For the last 10 years I have been in private practice and affiliated to Relate.
In addition, my capacity as a Senior Speech Therapist at Great Ormond Street Hospital, included secondment to the Department of Psychological Medicine and Family Therapy Dept.
I have regular supervision and undertake continuous professional development.
Among the difficulties that I work with in couple and individual therapy are family and financial problems, health and fertility, separation and divorce, going towards commitment and many more. Counselling can help in understanding the impact of these issues and provide support.