About Shirlee Kay

Shirlee Kay has been bringing emotional insight to her work with individuals and couples for over twenty years.

Shirlee KayHer personal ethos and aim is to provide clients with the tools they need to discover their own internal resources and to develop their emotional resilience. Gaining clarity allows her clients to make better and more informed choices  for themselves and within their relationships.

Shirlee is an accredited BACP counsellor, a BASRT sex therapist, Imago couples therapist as well as a trained Supervisor.  She was also a licensed Relate counsellor for 14 years.

In her private practice in West London and also within the NHS, Shirlee works with couples and individuals focusing on issues concerning relationships, sexual problems and issues of fertility, IVF and miscarriage. She works both long and short term with clients offering face to face, online, by phone or Skype.  Shirlee’s objective is always working with her client’s needs.

Shirlee began her training at the London Marriage Guidance (now TCCR) and through the years has followed a path which has taken an eclectic mix of psycho-dynamic, psychoanalytical, behavioural and mindfulness practice, allowing her to read and meet the needs of clients in ways best suited to their particular issues and personalities.

Believing professional development both as individual and therapist is an intrinsic part of what she does, Shirlee has continued to study throughout her working life.

Coupleworks is a specialised London-based relationship counselling network offer couple and individual counselling, psychosexual therapy, and premarial counselling. Shirlee is also part of Coupleworks, a specialised London-based relationship counselling network.

Further Training Undertaken:

  • Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and PsychotherapyTrained as Couples therapist LMG, 5 years
  • Psychosexual Training from LMG, 2 years
  • Attachment and Child Observation at Tavistock Institute, 2 years
  • Mindfulness/Mediation training with John Welwood, USA
  • Hoffman Process, 2 weeks intensive residential
  • Imago Couples Training, 18 months, Imago USA
  • Supervision Training CCPE, 18 months

Appointments available at the following locations:

Portobello Clinic
12 Raddington Road. London W10 5TG
Mon, Wed, Fri 8-6pm

2 Spanish Place
bell: Vernon Carron. London W1 3HF
Thurs 6-9pm

30 Sutherland Place
W2 5BZ
Tuesday evenings and Saturdays

St Marys Hospital
Paddington
By appointment