Dr Sherylin Thompson
Profession: Counselling psychologist
Therapies: Individual counselling, couples therapy, EMDR, Mindfulness
Phone: 07940 516 806
Canary Wharf Psychologist
Sherylin is a chartered counselling psychologist and registered psychotherapist in private practice in Canary Wharf. She is recognised by the UK’s leading professional organisations for counselling, psychotherapy and psychology including the BACP and the UKCP and has chartered membership with the BPS and is registered with the HCPC.
Sherylin combines her leaning towards academic accomplishment with a down-to-earth and approachable manner in working with clients. She has worked clincially in a number of settings and with clients from a variety of backgrounds and presenting difficulties. These settings have spanned hospital contexts, not-for-profit organisations as well as private practice. As a Canary Wharf Psychologist, Sherylin works with leading insurance and Employee Assistance Programmes to meet the high-quality service demands of their corporate clients. She also accepts GP referrals in Tower Hamlets and is experienced in working with a range of concerns. Sherylin also works with private individuals considering entering counselling and aims to make her practice as accessible as possible in terms of affordability, disability and diversity.
Sherylin is also a mindfulness teacher and meets the criteria set by the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teachers. She regularly runs mindfulness tasters and will be leading an 8-week mindfulness course starting in September 2016.
Sherylin is South-African born and has been living in London for the previous 18 years. On relocating to the UK, Sherylin established dual career paths. Before dedicating her career to psychotherapy and psychology, she also worked in pressurised high-profile environments in the not-for-profit sector. The blend of two cultural and professional backgrounds helps Sherylin bring a grounded and practical stance to what might seem like lofty and inaccessible psychological ideas.
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
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology and Communications, University of South Africa
NCFE in Person-Centred Counselling, BACP accredited course
ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy) foundation & intermediate training – Present Mind / TIR
Mindfulness-based stress reduction & cognitive therapy specialist training – Bangor University
Modules 1 to 5, Certificate in Couples Work – Metanoia
Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR) levels 1 to 3 – Sandi Richman
Focusing Oriented Therapy introduction – Terapia Consultancy
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.
The 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.
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’.
As the largest professional body representing counselling and psychotherapy in the UK with almost 44,000 members, BACP aims to increase public understanding of the benefits of counselling and psychotherapy, raise awareness of what can be expected from the process of therapy and promote education and/or training for 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).
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News and Views
Below are some of Sherylin’s 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
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