My Private Practice working hours are Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9.00am -2.00pm.
About me and my therapy practice
I have a special interest in women's issues of all ages from young women setting out in life, juggling career or family demands to those navigating their way through the menopause, and beyond.
Perhaps you are questioning who you are as you struggle with hurtful family issues, relationship breakdown, past trauma or children leaving home? Are career changes, loneliness, regret or anger creating anxiety, leaving you ruminating and in deep distress and pain? Menopausal changes or living with a bereavement and sense of loss can feel powerfully overwhelming.
You may be feeling stuck, wondering how you got here and where to go next? Sometimes we feel empty and directionless as situations evolve around us, imposing unwanted changes. I understand how significant life events can be profoundly challenging, making the future feel frighteningly uncertain.
Developing self-esteem, confidence and finding out who you are, is often a pivotal feature of the therapy.
I also have considerable experience with supporting NHS staff and the stress related to NHS work, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, so do reach out if this is you.
I offer couple therapy to facilitate understanding of the conflicts in your relationship, ways to improve communication, intimacy and express your true feelings safely. Sometimes it's about finding ways to end a relationship with honesty, kindness and care. (Couple sessions are seventy-five minutes: Fee £95)
I would love to walk with you, supporting you to find choices and meaning where neither seemed possible. We can figure out together how to move into your future with confidence. I work with warmth, honesty and compassion, providing a safe space for you.
I enjoy working in-person and online, making therapy easily accessible. Currently, due to the COVID-19 pandemic I am continuing my practice exclusively online but clients usually have the option to choose online, in-person or a blend of both therapy. In-person therapy takes place at a quiet, comfortable therapy room in West Hampstead in north-west London.
I offer individual one-to-one short-term and long-term therapy for adults 21+. I also offer 75-minute couple therapy sessions.
I hold a Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Training in Couple Therapy, Certificates in Counselling Studies and Counselling Skills, a B.Soc.Sci Degree in Social Work and Psychology as well as many years in education as a teacher, a Special Educational Needs practitioner and a lecturer. My experience covers working in IAPT for the NHS, The Women's Consortium and Help Counselling Agency.
I work with warmth and compassion to understand your inner world using an integrative approach, tailoring the therapy to suit what works best for you and the issues you bring. We might explore how past experiences and ways of coping are impacting on your present concerns but our focus will remain with what you are struggling with today. We will seek to change what can be changed and grow around what cannot.
My first session
If my page resonates with you, I warmly invite you to email me to book your free 15-minute online or telephone consultation to get a sense of how we might work together. It's so important to find a therapist you click with!
This is also an opportunity to share something of what brings you to therapy, to ask any questions and to understand a bit more about what I can offer you.
There is absolutely no pressure to book an appointment but should you decide to go ahead, we will find a mutually convenient weekly time for your therapy sessions. Once payment has been made by bank transfer, your place is secured and I will email you a confirmation with my Welcome Pack containing a therapy consent form.
For further information visit my website at https://www.cherylannstewart.com or email me at email@example.com.
What I can help with
Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Identity issues, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transpersonal
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, Older adults, Trainee
How I deliver therapy
Online counselling, Telephone counselling