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Whitney Shaw-Dale | Psychotherapist 

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UKCP accredited psychotherapist, MA(merit),PGDip. PGcert   BSc(Hons),

I trained at The Gestalt Centre London, which is London's leading provider of counselling and psychotherapy training based on the Gestalt principles.​​

I have extensive experience working in the mental health sector, including mental health management across London. As well as this I have experience working alongside multi-disciplinary teams within the NHS, in the charity sector and for the London Fire Brigade (LFB), as an in-house psychotherapist. In both my professional career and professional training I have been dedicated to understanding and helping individuals experiencing a variety of psychological/emotional difficulties. 

My experience and variety of roles working in this sector have allowed me to gain first-hand experience and understanding of a variety of psychological/emotional difficulties and distress. Furthermore, the depth of my experience has allowed me to work with a number of people from different social and cultural backgrounds, which has allowed me to be understanding and open to individual difference, diversity and culture, something which I feel is important in this field and has enriched the way work.


Lastly, as an accredited psychotherapist with the UKCP, I  abide by all their codes of ethics such as;

For more information on the UKCP's ethical principles and codes of professional conduct, click here.


"The psychotherapist takes responsibility for respecting their client's best interests when providing therapy [and] undertakes to treat their clients with respect" - UKCP Ethical Principles and Codes of Professional Conduct.



  • I am an accredited member of UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy)


  • EMDR practitioner qualification 

  • Diploma in Individual and Group Gestalt Psychotherapy

  • MA (merit) in Individual and Group Gestalt Psychotherapy

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Gestalt Therapy

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Gestalt Therapy

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Development

  • BSc(Hons) degree in Psychology

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