Dr Sherylin Thompson

CPsychol DCPsych UKCP BACP


Chartered Counselling Psychologist and Registered Psychotherapist offering online therapy at a place and time that is convenient for you. Online therapist based in Canary Wharf, London, and available wherever you are.


Online therapy to suit your lifestyle.

E-Therapy For where you are at

I decided to bring my practice online to offer an accessible service which might be more on my clients’ terms. I hope to be able to meet clients where they are at, not just psychologically, but also geographically and to suit their circumstances. All of my clients are welcome to visit me in person at some point in my office in Canary Wharf, London when and if they can. But opening my therapy room  to include cyber space means that clients with mobility issues, with caring responsibilities for others, living remotely or with frequent travel commitments can still ensure that they get the therapy they choose with a regularity that it right for them.

This page outlines my online therapist services and experience. In sum, I am qualified as an integrative psychotherapist and a chartered counselling psychologist. This means that I have had five years post graduate training (with a prerequisite psychology undergraduate education). On a more personal note, I was born and raised in South Africa and have been living in London for over twenty years. 


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Years in Private Practice


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  • HCPC registered: 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.

  • Chartered Psychologist: 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’.

  • UKCP registeredThe 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. 

  • BACP Register of 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).

  • 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

  • NCFE in Person-Centred Counselling – BACP accredited course

  • Bachelor of Arts: Psychology and Communications –Communications – University of South Africa

Continuing professional development (CPD)

I am committed to continuing professional development (CPD). This means that I am always updating my skills and keeping abreast of new knowledge by attending regular training modules, conferences and workshops. Below is a selection of my ongoing professional training:

  • ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy) foundation & intermediate training – Present Mind / TIR

  • Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy specialist training – Bangor University

  • Mindfulness Teacher Training – Bangor University

  • Teaching mindfulness in the workplace – The Mindfulness Exchange

  • Introduction to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, MBSR – Michael Chaskalson

  • Modules 1 to 5 towards Practitioner Certificate in Couples Work – Metanoia

  • Introduction to Somatic Experiencing – SOS Internationale

  • EMDR R-Tep and G-Tep protocols – Connect Consulting

  • Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR) levels 1 to 3 – Sandi Richman

  • Focusing Oriented Therapy introduction – Terapia Consultancy

  • Certificate in Focusing Skills – The British Focusing Teachers’ Association

Main Approaches

  • PSYCHOLOGY 90% 90%



My online therapist services are for adults – either for individual therapy or for couple’s counselling. I also offer private online mindfulness meditation classes either one-to-one or you can choose to do this with a friend at no extra charge for the extra person. My qualifications are in integrative psychotherapy and psychology. I am trained to use a number of psychological models to work with adults. I have also done a specialist training in working with couples. You can find out more about the services I offer online through the links below.

Individual therapy

Online counselling and psychotherapy for individuals facing a range of difficulties including anxiety and stress, low moods and depression. Short term and longer term therapy available.

Couples therapy

Online relationship counselling for couples seeking to find a way through stuck issues, resolve current conflicts and/or stuck hurts or to improve communications and enhance bonds.


Strengthen self compassion, relationship with yourself and with others by learning this type of mediation that trains your mind to be less judgmental and more open to experiences to savour life.


Below are some of my interviews in the media on psychology, psychotherapy and how to apply what research is telling us to live a more fulfilled life:

The Edit. Fear of going back to work after Covid-19 lockdown: Link

BBC News Online, Season Affective disorder: Link

United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapists (UKCP), World Mental Health Day: Link

Financial Management (CIMA), Mindfulness in the workplace: PDF

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

Sunday Express S Magazine, giving your relationship an MOT: PDF & 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


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