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Dr. Shelagh Wright
Registered Psychotherapist in Maidenhead

Registered Psychotherapist Shelagh Wright

Consulting Rooms (by appointment)

Braywick House West, Windsor Road
Maidenhead
Berkshire
SL6 1DN

General Availability

  • Weekday Daytimes
  • Weekday Evenings

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Professional Title

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) Registered Psychotherapist - Family and Couple Psychotherapist

Summary

Psychotherapy in Maidenhead

  • Individual £120 - 50 minutes
  • Couple £180 - 50 minutes
  • Family £180 - 50 minutes
Payment Methods Accepted: Bank Transfer, Cash, Cheque
Languages: English, Scots

Issues Covered

  • Abuse
  • Anger
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Anxiety and Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Bereavement
  • Binge Eating Disorder (BED)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Depression
  • Relationship Problems
  • Self Esteem
  • Self Harm
  • Sexual Problems
  • Sleep Problems
  • Stress


Therapies

  • Psychotherapy
  • Systemic Therapy


Gender

Female

More Detail

Over 19 Years Post-Registration Experience

Hi. I'm Shelagh. I'm a registered psychotherapist - I assist individuals, couples and families with their psychological health. I have private and public sector experience as a psychotherapist. My focus includes anorexia nervosa, depression and relationship problems, as well as the specific difficulties experienced by heterosexual and mixed ethnic background men and women.

What to Expect

An initial assessment session helps you to discover if you feel comfortable with me, discuss what troubles you, ask questions, understand confidentiality, and decide if therapy could help you. Please use a contact option on the right to arrange an introductory assessment session in Maidenhead.

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy focuses on you, and you obtaining insight into the problems you face. It explores your ideas, feelings and relevant events in your history. Psychotherapy aims to help you develop or discover suitable methods of managing.

Systemic Therapy

Systemic therapy focuses on the system of interactions between you and others. It addresses the interactions which perpetuate the relationship conflicts you experience. Systemic therapy seeks to help you improve how you communicate with others.

Thoughts on Mental Health

It is widely acknowledged that our mind and body are inextricably connected, so it stands to reason that what we put in our body will have an effect on our mind. This relationship is complicated by the impact our thoughts and feelings have on our eating behaviour. In essence, we need to feel ok to be able to eat ok, and we need to eat ok to be able to feel ok. Many mental health issues will have a negative impact on eating behaviour, not least amongst them the eating disorders, like anorexia and bulimia. Someone who is depressed will often lose their appetite; someone who is paranoid may believe food to be poisoned and so not eat it; someone with thoughts and anxieties about contamination may see food as contaminated and so not eat it; someone with specific phobias about foods or eating may choose not to eat.
Read More: Food and mental health: Can you eat yourself happier?
Deliberate self harm can be rooted in many complex ideas and beliefs, one of which might be anger directed towards yourself and/or others. If you engage in deliberate self harm, it may be that you have not found an appropriate or effective way of communicating your feelings. It may be that you feel angry that you have specific feelings, angry that they cannot manage these feelings, or angry that a particular person provokes unmanageable feelings in you. This anger might then be expressed through punishing yourself or others by hurting yourself.
Read More: Therapists explain common causes of self harm
Anorexia occurs in the context of a predisposition, affected by physical, genetic and personality factors, combined with societal pressures to value specific body sizes and shapes. It is precipitated by everyday life events, for example a pet dying, parental conflict, difficulties in relationships, academic pressures or many other issues. The area that is most significant is the perpetuating factors, as these are what ensures the anorexia develops a hold on you.
Read More: Therapists explain common causes of anorexia nervosa
You may often push down and attempt to hide feelings of insecurity, mistrust, anger or not feeling valued. In situations like this, it is not uncommon for people affected by bulimia to use their food behaviour to attempt to manage these emotions. For example, you may either over-eat or starve yourself in an attempt to numb the uncomfortable feelings that you have but do not express. Often this may be too much for you to manage and so you may lose control and self-induce vomiting to get all the unwanted feelings out of yourself. In bulimia this becomes a vicious cycle between attempting to control your life by controlling your eating; being unable to exert enough control over a period of time, so binging and vomiting; then feeling even worse and starting the cycle over again. The key to treatment is to break the cycle.
Read More: Therapists explain the common causes of bulimia nervosa

Clinical Qualifications

  • Professional Doctorate
    Systemic Psychotherapy
    University of East London with Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust (UK)
    December 2005
  • UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) Registered Psychotherapist - Family and Couple Psychotherapist since January 1997

I abide by the Code of Ethics of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the Code of Ethics of the Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice (AFT) Warrington.

Location Detail


My Consulting Address is in easy reach of

Holyport, Bray, Maidenhead, Cox Green, Dorney, Fifield, Water Oakley, Taplow, Woodlands Park, Paley Street, Oakley Green, White Waltham, Burnham, Eton Wick, Cippenham, Cookham Rise, Littlewick Green, Shottesbrook Park, Hawthorn Hill, Burchetts Green

Nearest Train Stations

  • Maidenhead (1 miles)
  • Taplow (1.9 miles)
  • Furze Platt (2 miles)
  • Burnham (Buckinghamshire) (3.1 miles)
  • Cookham (3.6 miles)
  • Windsor and Eton Central (4.7 miles)
  • Windsor and Eton Riverside (4.8 miles)
  • Bourne End (4.9 miles)
  • Marlow (5.1 miles)
  • Slough (5.3 miles)


Wheelchair access: Yes

Updated 05 October 2015