|Counsellor||MSc Psych., MCouns.|
|Registered with SAC, BPS||Working with Adults and Adolescents|
Sheyla’s main therapeutic approaches are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), combined with elements from Schema Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Emotion Efficacy Therapy (EET), Mindfulness, and Narrative Therapy. She is also trained in Gottman Method Couples Therapy (Levels 1 and 2).
She supports adolescents dealing with anxiety, depression, safety concerns, perfectionism, parental divorce and discord, exam stress, school refusal, interpersonal and identity challenges (including in relation to gender and sexuality), traumatic experiences, and self-esteem issues. She also regularly works with neurodiverse individuals with diagnoses of ASD and ADHD.
Sheyla also counsels adults dealing with stress and burnout, anxiety, depression, anger management, traumatic experiences, parental concerns, divorce and separation, job and life transitions, professional and career challenges, sexual orientation and gender identity related concerns, and interpersonal conflict.
Counselling is her second career, and it follows 15 years holding managerial positions in corporate environments in Singapore and the UK. Since leaving her native Cuba, Sheyla has also lived in France, Italy, and Hong Kong so she is well placed to support expats, third-culture individuals, people who are finding transitions hard, and those working in corporate environments.
She is a mother of 3 children (and a dog) so she understands that finding the right balance in life can be hard and sometimes overwhelming. She enjoys helping individuals and families find solutions to difficult problems, form meaningful connections, and develop self-compassion. She practices in a calm, measured manner, with warmth and a touch of humour.