Alexandra Sherley

Alexandra Sherley

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - London

London W1W
Sessions from £80.00


About me and my therapy practice

Starting counselling or psychotherapy can be a major decision and finding a therapist who feels right for you is really important.

Counselling is about finding a safe and containing space to explore together whatever is concerning you – without judgement. It is a chance to work collaboratively to make sense of painful or difficult feelings, and from there to make a change.

I work from a psychodynamic perspective, which takes into account unconscious motivations and feelings. Our early lives and emotional development impact the way we see the world and ourselves, and understanding this can help with problems we are coming up against in the present. Gaining these kinds of insights can empower us to know ourselves better and to find out what changes feel right for us as individuals.

I hold an MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy, and have experience helping people from a variety of backgrounds with issues such as anxiety, depression, ill health, relationship problems, concerns around transition and identity, and traumatic experiences.

In addition to private practice, I have worked in higher education settings with both school leavers and mature students. 

Practice description

I work in a group practice in central London from beautiful rooms a stone’s throw from Oxford Circus station. Fees are based on a sliding scale to accommodate each client’s personal financial circumstances, starting from £80. Sessions last 50 minutes and are usually held weekly at the same time.

Due to the current circumstances surrounding Covid-19, all sessions are taking place online either via Zoom or Skype. 

My first session

The initial appointment is a chance for us to meet and for me to understand a bit about what has brought you to the session. It is also an opportunity for you to decide if you want to continue working with me and to ask any questions you may have about my approach. If you decide to continue, we will find a weekly slot for regular sessions. I offer both long-term/open-ended and short-term therapy.  

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited