Dr. Shirin Shams: CBT, Psychodynamic, Couples Therapy in London
Dr. Shirin Shams

Dr. Shirin Shams

Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT), Psychodynamic, Couples Therapy.

Qualifications :

DPsych Couns Psych, HCPC Reg, B.Psych (Hons)

Accreditation :Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Languages :English, Swedish, Norwegian, Farsi and Afghan

Clinics at :Harley St., Chelsea, City of London (Bank), Richmond & Twickenham & Skype.

FEES :£150 per session £160 for couples £180 via insurance

Health insurance :AVIVA, Cigna, Vitality Health, UK Bupa International, WPA, Exeter Family, Allianz, Axa ppp

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Dr. Shirin Shams is a Counselling Psychologist with detailed knowledge of, and experience of working in, the area of mental health, acquired over the course of ten years in both the public and the private sector, and with patients presenting with a wide range of mental health and emotional issues. With qualifications from the University of Roehampton, City University London, and the University of Westminster, her practice combines the highest professional standards with a firmly client-centred approach adhering to highly respected ethics codes, and builds on the extensive experience that she has accumulated. Dr Shams has been trained in a variety of clinically proven therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural and Psychodynamic Therapy, which can be used separately, or combined in an integrated approach suited to the unique needs of each patient. Dr Shams has a background of working with patients with a wide range of mental health issues, and from diverse social, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds, and she works with both adults and children. In all cases, her practice is centred on the importance of dialogue, the individual’s subjective, personal experiences, and the nature of relationships, together with the application of clinically approved techniques and methods suited to the specific problem with which her patient presents. Dr Shams has excellent language skills in English, Swedish, Norwegian, Farsi and Afghani, and can provide counselling in all of these languages. As well as providing therapy and counselling, Dr Shams is experienced in the application of psychometric testing.

Reviews

  • Anon

    After a previous, short and unsuccessful therapy course with another clinic I was not entirely convinced that therapy was going to work for me. I did however know that I had still not resolved my issues and perhaps still needed help. So, I decided to have another roll of the dice and found Private Therapy Clinic. This decision has proved to be invaluable to me, beyond what I could ever have expected, due to my exceptional therapist, Dr Shirin Shams.

    From the get go, Shirin showed me an immense amount of compassion and understanding that I not only wasn’t expecting, but also put me at ease and made me feel safe to open up within an otherwise intimidating environment. This compassion has never, ever waivered and continues to be a very meaningful part of my progress as well as her professionalism, talent and knowledge, which is second to none.

    I think simply put, any clinic that has a Therapist such as Shirin is head and shoulders above the rest and clearly knows what it is doing, and more importantly CARES about what it is doing.

  • Anon

    Dr. Shirin is a fantastic therapist. She made me feel at ease right from the start and was always eager to listen to me. Always asking the right questions, she helped me overcome a lot of personal issues and I found that I still use her advice in my daily life, 3 months after our sessions have finished. Very professional and punctual, but also very approachable and understanding. Highly recommended!

  • Anon

    Shirin is always punctual and professional. She does not cancel last minute. She has many qualifications and this is reflected in her sessions.

  • Anon

    Really good service.

  • Anon

    Very helpful team, easy to approach, comfortable and reassuring environment. Specialists are very prepared and professional!

  • Anon

    The therapy clinic saw me very quickly during a very hard time. My therapist was always punctual. The price is expensive but I was offered 6 for 5 pounds which helped. My therapist had many qualifications and experience. Therefore it made the price worth it for me. I would recommend the therapy clinic to many people who are struggling.

  • Anon

    I really enjoyed my sessions with Shirin – she was a great listener and I never felt like anything was too insignificant to discuss with her or that I was ever being judged. She was very professional at all times but we also got on a personal level, which made my sessions even more enjoyable. Thank you!

  • Anon

    Dr Shirin has really helped me through a rough time by listening to me, asking the good questions that make you think and step back on events. A huge thanks to Dr Shirin

  • Anon

    Dr. Shirin Shams is an amazing therapists, she always made me feel at ease. I would highly recommend her and would not hesitate to return to her if I ever needed therapy again in the future. She is fantastic at her job and addresses situations calmly and really helps to guide you in the best possible way.

  • Anon

    Dr. Shirin Shams listens attentively, before providing actionable advice and strategies. I would highly recommend her

  • Anon

    If I am honest I was skeptical regarding the sessions but it has helped me tremendously I am now much happier again. Dr Shirin Shams is very welcoming and very good at her job. I would highly recommend her to anybody seeking help. She is a credit to your organisation.

  • Anon

    Helped me a lot. Always there! Always professional. Always helpful. I found the service very useful, it was very specific to my requirements and always willing to adapt to my situation.

  • Anon

    Dr. Shirin was very helpful in allowing me to develop an understanding of my feelings and suggested practical approaches to deal with situations that were causing a lot of stress. Would highly recommend.

  • Anon

    Dr Shirin Shams is an excellent therapist. She is very professional and is able to guide your thought processes in a constructive manner. She helps you to see things from a more positive point of view. She has the necessary training to provide you with cognitive behavioural therapy frameworks to essentially put in practice mind over mood. She is very insightful and has the ability to get to the point easily. She is a good listener and points out things about yourself which you might not have realised. I would highly recommend her.

  • Anon

    Dr Shirin Shams is the best, i felt so at ease and relaxed, shirin shams extremely experienced and very professional, shirin shams is a chartered counselling psychologist and covers a wide range of issues like panic attacks, Anxiety, depression, personality disorders etc. i very highly recommend shirin shams and Private Therapy Clinic, shirin helped me with the lift, i am in a wheelchair, excellent wheelchair access, ramps are provided and lift is large. we was treated like royalty, Dr Shirin Shams has great expertise, Dr Shirin Shams is Impeccable.

  • Anon

    I couldn’t have had a better experience with Dr Shirin, I highly recommend her her as a therapist

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