ABOUT

DR SHERYLIN THOMPSON

CPsychol DCPsych UKCP MBACP

Chartered Counselling Psychologist

My Therapeutic Skills

I have trained to doctoral level in psychology and in addition have accreditation as a psychotherapist. My qualifications and experience equip me to work with a broad range of clients and concerns such as anxiety, depression, bereavement and relationship difficulties. Post qualifying, I went on to do specialist training in working with couples, brief-term trauma therapy (EMDR) as well as third-wave or most recent developments in Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (CBT) such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness (MBCT). You can get more details on my qualifications in the section below.

  • Psychology 90%
  • Individual Therapy 90%
  • Relationship Counselling 90%
  • Mindfulness-Based Therapy 90%
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) 90%
  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) 90%
About Me

I am South-African born and have been living in London for the previous 18 years. On relocating myself in the UK, I set about establishing dual career paths. Before dedicating my career to psychotherapy and psychology, I also worked in pressurised high-profile environments in the not-for-profit sector. The blend of my two cultural and professional backgrounds helps me bring a grounded and practical stance to what might seem like lofty and inaccessible psychological ideas. Others tell me that I’m very approachable and down-to-earth. I pride myself on having a curious and open mind.

Bio
  • Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy  – Middlesex University

  • Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy – Metanoia Institute / UKCP accredited course

  • Graduation Diploma in Psychology – University of East London

  • NCFE in Person-Centred Counselling – BACP accredited course

  • Bachelor of Arts: Psychology and Communications –Communications – University of South Africa

My Credentials
  • HCPC registered: The title “Counselling Psychologist” can only be used by those registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), an independent regulator set up by the Health and Social Work Professions Order 2001. The HCPC only registers people who meet the standards it sets for training, professional skills, behaviour and health.

  • Chartered Psychologist: Chartered psychologist status with the British Psychological Society (BPS) reflects the highest standard of psychological knowledge and expertise. Chartered Psychologist status is the BPS gold standard, demonstrating a commitment to professional development and high ethical standards of practice, teaching and research. Chartered psychologists are entitled to use the designation ‘CPsychol’.

  • UKCP registeredThe United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapists (UKCP) holds national registers of psychotherapists, listing those practitioners who meet exacting standards and training requirements. This includes meeting established standards of professional practice as well as abiding by the UKCP’s Code of Ethics and requirements for continued professional development. 

  • BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists: The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy register is assessed and accredited under a scheme set up by the Department of Health. It is administered by an independent body, accountable to Parliament, the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (the Authority).

Continued Development (CPD)

I am committed to continuing professional development (CPD). This means that I am always updating my skills and keeping abreast of new knowledge by attending regular training modules, conferences and workshops. Below is a selection of my ongoing professional training:

  • ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy) foundation & intermediate training – Present Mind / TIR

  • Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy specialist training – Bangor University

  • Mindfulness Teacher Training – Bangor University

  • Teaching mindfulness in the workplace – The Mindfulness Exchange

  • Introduction to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, MBSR – Michael Chaskalson

  • Modules 1 to 5 towards Practitioner Certificate in Couples Work – Metanoia

  • Introduction to Somatic Experiencing – SOS Internationale

  • Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR) levels 1 to 3 – Sandi Richman

  • Focusing Oriented Therapy introduction – Terapia Consultancy

  • Certificate in Focusing Skills – The British Focusing Teachers’ AssociationC

I am recognised by these leading organisations

Canary Wharf Registered Psychotherapist

BPS

Chartered psychologist status with the British Psychological Society (BPS) reflects the highest standard of psychological knowledge and expertise. Chartered Psychologist status is the BPS gold standard, demonstrating a commitment to professional development and high ethical standards of practice, teaching and research. Chartered psychologists are entitled to use the designation ‘CPsychol’.

Canary Wharf Registered Psychotherapist

HCPC

The title “Counselling Psychologist” can only be used by those registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), an independent regulator set up by the Health and Social Work Professions Order 2001. The HCPC only registers people who meet the standards it sets for training, professional skills, behaviour and health.

Canary Wharf Registered Psychotherapist

Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists

The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy register is assessed and accredited under a scheme set up by the Department of Health. It is administered by an independent body, accountable to Parliament, the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (the Authority).

Canary Wharf Registered Psychotherapist

BACP

As the largest professional body representing counselling and psychotherapy in the UK,  the BACP increases public understanding of counselling and psychotherapy, raises awareness and promotes education and/or training for counsellors and psychotherapists.
Canary Wharf Registered Psychotherapist

UKCP

The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapists (UKCP) holds the national register of psychotherapists, listing those practitioners who meet exacting standards and training requirements. This includes meeting established standards of professional practice as well as abiding by the UKCP’s Code of Ethics and requirements for continued professional development.

CANARY WHARF SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE

Number of therapy hours

I have been working in Canary Wharf for more than five years. I am familiar with the culturally diverse and transient population. And I see clients in the financial sector as well as from the wider Tower Hamlets community.

My Psychology News & Views

Below are some of my interviews in the media on psychology, psychotherapy and how to apply what research is telling us to live a more fulfilled life:

Psychologies Magazine, When parents become vulnerable: PDF

The Guardian, Advice on managing a difficult relationship with a father: Link

The Sun, Fabulous Magazine, coping with women in your man’s life: PDF

The Guardian, advice on a family inheritance feud: Link

Sky, Different Kind of Woman, difficulties with mother-in-laws. Starts 13:50: Link

International Business Times, comment on suicide in the City: Link

Psychologies Magazine, standing up for yourself: PDF

Sunday Express S Magazine, giving your relationship an MOT: PDF & PDF

Emerald Street (Stylist online), tips on keeping New Year’s resolutions for longer: PDF

The Guardian Online, quote in agony aunt column about interfering inlaws: Link

Psychologies Magazine, developing patience: PDF

Psychologies Magazine, taking compliments: PDF

Womans Own Magazine, relationship difficulties at Christmas: PDF

Optima Magazine, Shelf help – a discussion on self help books: Link

The Guardian Newspaper, a student’s family dilemma: PDF

Healthy Magazine, grieving for a parent: PDF

The Guardian Online, advice to a student in ‘Problem Solved’: Link

Netdoctor, participation in an expert debate with Dr Thomas Suttaford OBE on parenting: Link

Business Works, guest article in managing stress over Christmas: Link 

Mother and Child Magazine blog, how to beat the baby blues: Link

Accounting Web, guest article on stress awareness – tips to help you cope: Link 

St John Street, quote on seasonal affective disorder (SAD): Link

Wahanda Blog, how to turn Christmas season of stress to tradition of peace: PDF

Mother and Child Magazine blog, how to make the most of baby’s first Christmas: Link

Candis Magazine, debate on what the secret is to a lasting relationship: PDF

Get in Touch!

I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Canary Wharf counsellor
07940 516 806
Unit 68 Cannon Workshops London E14 4AS