Victoria

Shalet

Humanistic Psychotherapist MBACP
& Certified Relational Life Therapist
 
working with Adult Individuals and Couples
in Chiswick, West London

The space I take in the world externally is a mirror of the space in me internally.

Only by risking to explore those interiors can I realise my full potential.

Covid-19

During this incredibly unsettling and uncertain time, therapy doesn't have to stop.
The Coronavirus outbreak is impacting us all and many are seeking support for the first time.  If this is you/you and your partner and you are looking for a safe space to process what is happening and how you are being affected, please do feel free to make contact. 
 
I am currently offering both face-to-face and online therapy to clients at this point in time. 

Humanistic Psychotherapy and Relational Life Therapy 

for Adults and Couples

"Let your curiosity be greater than your fear" - Pema Chödrön

What is therapy?

Therapy is about learning to be in charge of your life; it is a conversation within a relationship where you can be witnessed, heard and challenged so you can move towards a more fulfilling future.

Working as a humanistic psychotherapist and relational life practitioner means that I see you as an individual: someone who is made up of a body, emotions, thoughts, sensations and perceptions with your own unique experience of life, one that only you know.  

I believe that therapy can help us at many times in our lives. We may start when we are struggling with life and feel stuck in patterns of behaviour that no longer work for us. You may want to bring unresolved issues, current difficulties or hopes for the future. I work with you to explore what you bring and all that you want from life.  My relationship with you is particularly important to the work we do and influences the success of the therapy.

Humanistic therapy is based in humanistic psychology that is primarily client-focused.  It works on the belief that the relationship between client and therapist is of paramount importance to the work. My practice is informed by the work of Gestalt, Transactional Analysis and Formative Psychology.  I am influenced by the work of Stanley Keleman, Fritz Perls, Terry Real, Dr Gabor Maté Virginia Satir and Esther Perel. 

I am particularly influenced by Gestalt therapy, the goal of which is awareness not change.  With awareness, that may at times be uncomfortable and challenging, we can begin to own and take responsibility for the lives that we lead.  We then have choices in the way we live and can affect changes, if we so wish, that can in turn transform the relationship we have with ourselves, with others and with the world around us.

Relational Life Therapy is the work of Terry Real and teaches couples how to be more relational and ultimately more cherishing in their relationships by working through the dynamics that have interrupted that possibility until now. It can be a challenging and yet incredibly effective way of working.

Counselling and Psychotherapy differ primarily in the length of time that you spend working. Counselling tends to be focused on a particular issue over a shorter period of time. Psychotherapy can be a more in-depth process over a longer duration.  I use the term therapy to describe both.

 
 

How I work

I am a Humanistic Psychotherapist which means that therapy takes form in a conversation. I see us as equals and work to support you on your exploration to find a more satisfying way of being.  

believe that we all have the potential to take charge of our lives and that the therapeutic relationship can work to harness that power. Celebrating the best parts of ourselves can help us to accept and change or grow the parts we are less confident about.  

I work both one-to-one with adult individuals and couples of all ages, races, cultures, religious backgrounds and sexual orientation in a safe and confidential space.  

I believe that we are all unique and as a result we require different ways of working.  My practice is informed by the work of Gestalt, Transactional Analysis and Formative Psychology and I am influenced by the work of Stanley Keleman, Fritz Perls, Virginia Satir, Esther Perel, Terry Real, Dr Gabor Maté and Brené Brown.

If after our initial meeting we decide to work together, we would meet once a week on the same day and at the same time, for as long as the work continues to be effective and beneficial to you. I offer either brief (6-10 sessions) or open-ended therapy where we will review the process periodically to ensure you are getting the most from our time together.

When the time comes to end our work it is important to make sure we have a proper ending, this may be over the course of two sessions but I would always aim that we have at least one so that we can review and complete all that has gone before in order to say goodbye in a satisfying way.

My rates

Individuals: £80 for a 50-minute session

Couples: £100 for a 60-minute session weekly

        or £175 for a 90-minute session fortnightly

Areas I work with:

  • Anger

  • Anxiety

  • Bereavement and Loss

  • Childhood issues

  • Childhood sexual, physical or emotional abuse

  • Communication

  • Couples Counselling

  • Depression

  • Domestic Abuse

  • Family issues

  • Grief

  • Identity

  • Performance pressure

  • Reclaiming interior space after change or loss

  • Relationship issues

  • Self-esteem

  • Shock

  • Stress and Overwhelm

  • Suicidal feelings

  • Transitions and change

  • Trauma

  • Work/life balance

 Psychotherapy and Counselling in Chiswick, London W4 4DH © 2018 by Victoria Shalet MBACP

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